How to change "styles" in WORD ribbon?

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  1. yippi macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2013

    I refer to Word 10.5.5 in Office 2011. I cannot find a way to change the styles available in the Ribbon>Home>Styles menu. Changing styles in Format>Style> does not reflect in the ribbon.

    Can anybody tell me how to change the styles available in the ribbon?
  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for... If you right click on any style on the Ribbon, a small dialog will open suggesting that you can modify, rename, or remove it from the Ribbon. I'm not sure you can add styles to the Ribbon without a third party add on application.
  3. Efrem macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2009
    Microsoft calls the styles in the ribbon the "Quick Style Gallery." The menu entry you want, if you follow the (good) directions in the previous post, is Remove from Quick Style Gallery.

    Alternatively, if you are editing a style or creating a new style, there is an Add to Quick Style List check box in the editing dialogue box. It's checked by default, on the (usually reasonable) assumption that if you are going to the trouble to create or edit a style, you probably plan to use it and will want to access it quickly. Uncheck it.

    To add a style to the gallery, find that style in the Styles pane (you may have to switch the List selection from its current setting, which defaults to Recommended, to All Styles) and check that box. That will pin the style to the gallery. If you don't do that, it will come and go based on Word's recommendation algorithm. For example, it will display the top three heading levels or one level past the lowest level your document now uses, whichever goes further down the list, up to its maximum of 9. You can pin the lower levels to the gallery if you always want them to be there.

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