There are a few settings that make working with styles easier. You can run the View Styles macro to create this setup quickly or to return to your regular view in Word.

View Styles button

To set up your screen to view styles, first Install the Macmillan Template. Then click the View Styles button on the Macmillan Tools tab on the Ribbon (PC) or the custom toolbar (Mac). If you click the button again, the view will change back to standard Word settings.

 On a PC

On a Mac

If you don't see the this toolbar when you attach the template, go to View > Toolbars and make sure that Macmillan Tools is checked.

How your screen should look

  • Quick Styles: a toolbar on the Home Ribbon that lists common styles and shows a preview of the formatting built-in to that style.
  • Styles Pane: a dialog box that lists all the styles available to you in a document. 
  • Styles Options: changes settings for what is shown in the Styles Pane.
  • Style Inspector: a dialog box that shows which styles are applied to the text you are currently selecting.
  • Styles Area: a margin visible in Draft view that lists each paragraph's style.

On a PC

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On a Mac

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Mac-only features

Show styles guides

In Word 2011 for Mac, there is an option to view a colored bars next to each paragraph that correspond to the styles of applied to each paragraph. To view these Style Guides, you must be in Print Layout View. Then simply select the check box next to Show Styles Guides at the bottom of the Styles Pane.

Show direct formatting guides

In Word 2011 for Mac there is an option to show a highlighted box around any characters that have direct formatting applied to them. You must be in Print Layout View to use this feature. Then simply select the check box next to Show Direct Formatting Guides at the bottom of the Styles Pane.

 

 

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