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2. Format titles with Heading styles - The Basic Concept

2.1. Apply and modify default styles to fit your needs


If the default style settings do not fit you - they definitely do not fit the CEU thesis formatting requirements - you can modify them. 
Modifying styles the proper way is important as it saves time by automating the process: with one single modification, all instances formatted with the same style could be updated automatically.

This method is recommended if: 

    • your document has no formatted titles yet, or 
    • if you want to modify the current formatting while applying Heading styles.  
This method is NOT recommended if: 

Steps to modify styles

  1. Navigate to Home tab.
    You find the Styles gallery - a quick-view of customizable selection of styles - displayed on the ribbon's Home tab (1.). As default it does not show all styles you will be using while formatting your thesis. In the beginning it will be more convenient to use the Style pane.  
  2. Open Style pane
    Click the little arrow at bottom-right corner of the Styles gallery to open full Style pane. (2.)
  3. Click Options to access Style Pane settings
  4. Set to see all available styles 
    Set 'Select styles to show' drop-down list to ''All styles', click OK. This way you will have all available and newly created styles available in the Style pane.
  5. Select the title you want to format and apply the default heading style. Do not click away after, keep the flashing cursor within the title.
  6. Right-click the applied style in the style list or click the little arrow beside the style name (6.A.) and select Modify (6.B.).
  7. Adjust the settings - font type, size, color, alignment, line spacing, indentation - under Formatting (7.A.). Further settings can be found at the bottom of the pane by clicking the Format button (7.B.). For example special indentation options Would be found under Format > Paragraph.  
  8. Click OK to save the settings.
    You should see that the selected text changes appearance. 
  9. Apply the modified style to all other necessary parts
    For all further parts of the text that should look/function the same way it is now enough to apply the modified style. It will automatically apply the new settings. 
  10. Modify all other necessary styles

It could be useful to adjust some other styles to your needs as well: Normal style (the default basic style of each new document), Footnote Text style, Footnote Reference style, Quote style, etc.
Note 1.: Modifying the Normal style is recommended rather at the beginning of writing a new document. Modifying it on the go might cause some hassle.
Note 2.: Modifying the Normal style will automatically adjust Footnote Text and Footnote Reference styles to the same font type which is a convenient feature.