Listing All Styles in the Style Drop-Down List

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated January 30, 2020)
This tip applies to Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


When you first start to create a document, you often have a need to utilize different styles for your paragraphs. Unfortunately, those styles may not be initially visible on the Style drop-down list on the Formatting toolbar. By default, the Style drop-down list only lists the following styles:

  • Built-in Heading 1, Heading 2, and Heading 3 styles.
  • Built-in Normal and Default Paragraph Font styles.
  • Any user-defined (non-built-in) styles.
  • Any styles in use in the document.

If you want to list all the built-in styles in the list, hold down the Shift key as you click on the down-arrow at the right of the Style drop-down list. Word dutifully lists more styles than you may ever need.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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