To help aid you with apply and checking your style formatting you can set up you word document to give a visual guide to show what styles are applied.
If you use a Mac operating system you have the option to turn on a colour-coded style guide.
To turn it on:
Show Style Guides it is a clickable option at the bottom of the
You will now see a coloured and numbered column to the left of the page that corresponds to the style applied to the page.
If you use a Windows operating system you will not have the option for a coloured style guide, but you can turn on a style area to track any applied styles in the document.
To turn on the style area:
Display and locate
Style Area Pane Width in Draft and Outline Views
0 cm change the number to
.5 cm or a number of your choice.
You will now see a column to the left of the document with written labels that correspond to the applied style.