Sherlock Holmes Guide to Finding Hidden Styles in Microsoft Word 2007?

Sandra wants to know where is the Styles menu option in Microsoft Word 2007. She wants to update her new business plan and add Notes, Messages, Quotes and other pre-formatted styles. The Styles in Microsoft Word 2003 and 2007 seem to be different.


She’s right. The Microsoft Word user interface in 2003 and 2007 is very different.

  • The best way to add Styles, such as Notes etc (2007) is to go to the Home tab. It’s the default.
  • Click the little arrow button under Change Styles.
  • This opens the Styles menu along the right-hand side of the page.
  • Select the text you want to change.
  • Scroll down and find the Note style, for example.
  • Change the text.

Does it work?

Do you see the little arrow under Change Styles. Click this and the Styles will appear! If not, drop me a line.

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