How to Show The Style Area Pane in Word 2010

Even if we don’t know it all of Microsoft Word Documents contain styles, even though if we haven’t applied one. When we create a New Blank Document it is based on the Normal Template, and the text that we type are based on the Normal style.

One way of seeing what styles have been applied to our document is to show the Style Area Pane in the Draft and Outline View. For this we must select the View Tab and from the area of the window named Documents Views to select either Outline or Draft as shown in the image below.


In Word 2010, we must select the File Tab in order to go to Backstage View and from the drop down menu to select the category Options. Once the Word Options window appears we select the category Advanced from the left of the window. Once selected we scroll down in the Word Options window until we find the category Display and then at the right of the command Style Area Pane Width in Draft and Outline View we type in the centimeters of the width we want for the pane to be.


Once we have typed the width we want we press the OK button to return to our document. Then we must select the Draft or Outline View as we mentioned before and we will notice the style for each paragraph shown in the column to the left of our text.


To remove or to make the width line less, we can select the vertical black line with our cursor and drag it to the left a little bit or completely to remove it. To switch back to our Print Layout View without the style pane to be showing we must close the Outline View for which we must select the Outlining Tab which is activated and select the Close Outline View button as shown in the image below.


If we have selected the Draft View, we must select the View Tab again and from the area of the window named Document Views we must select the Print Layout View.


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Posted on September 15, 2011, in Microsoft Office 2010 English, Word 2010 English and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on How to Show The Style Area Pane in Word 2010.

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