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Word 2013 has a lot of formatting capabilities for the text and images that you include in your document. Some of the more basic ones, like Bold, Italics, and font style changes are things that most Word users become familiar with early on, but there are other formatting options that you might not have cause to use. One of these is the Outline feature, which applies a colored outline effect to the selected text in the document.

Our guide below will show you how to use Word’s Outline effect to modify the appearance of the text in your document. You can even adjust the thickness and style of the outline effect if you are trying to achieve a particular appearance.

How to Make Outline Text in Word 2013

The steps in this article are going to show you how to use the Outline font effect in Word 2013. This adds a color to the selected text in your document. The effect is similar to what your text would look like if you just changed the color. However, it does make the text appear thicker. The effect becomes considerably more noticeable as the font size increases.

Step 1: Open your document in Word 2013.

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How To Quickly Highlight Recurring Text In Word

Highlighting text in Microsoft Word is easy if you know these two shortcuts.

Highlighting is a common task in Microsoft Word because it allows the reader to quickly find specific words or phrases. If the text occurs a lot, manually highlighting all instances would be tedious, and fortunately is unnecessary. In this article, I’ll show you two ways to highlight recurring text: using Word’s Find & Replace and Find options. Both are good tools to know when you want to review surrounding text rather than make a blanket change. Both are easy but come with a few limitations.

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I’m using (desktop) Office 365, but you can use earlier versions. You can work with your own document or download the simple demonstration .docx file. It doesn’t work in the browser edition.

How to highlight in Word using Find & Replace

Figure A

When highlighting recurring text, you might turn to Replace first, but you’ll find highlighting on the Find tab, not Replace. Let’s run through a simple example by adding a green highlight to every instance of the word video in the demonstration document:

First, choose the highlight color. This step might not matter, but it’s important to note that Word will apply the current highlight, which might happen to be no highlight at all. For our purposes, choose green from the Text Highlight Color dropdown in the Font group (on the Home tab).

In the Find What control, enter video

From the Reading Highlight, choose Highlight All. Figure A shows the highlights.

If you highlight another word or phrase-regardless of the highlight color you use-Word will remove the results of the Highlight All task.

If you remove the highlight from any of the highlighted instances, Word will remove them all.

After highlighting, you can quickly peruse your document and make updates as necessary. The highlighting will stay in place until you remove it. You can even save the highlights.

However, all this quick highlighting has its limits:

Now, let’s do the same thing using Find in the Navigation pane.

In the text control, enter video and press Enter. Word will automatically highlight all instances (Figure C).

Figure B

Figure C

How to highlight in Word using Find

There’s more than one way to highlight recurring text, and you’ll want to be familiar with both. This time we’ll use the Find option, but you can skip choosing a highlight color because Word will ignore the setting. Now, do the following:

The same caveats apply as before when trying to work with subsequent highlighting. In addition, when you close the Navigation pane, all highlights disappear. For this reason, I find this option less flexible, but if you’re working in the Navigation pane for other reasons, it works well.

Stay tuned

In a subsequent article, I’ll show you how to replace one highlighting color with another! If you have any cool highlight tips, please share them in the Comments section below.

Also see

How To Create Numbered Headings Or Outline Numbering In Word 2007 And Word 2010

How you set up numbered headings depends on what version of Word you have. This page is about setting up numbered headings in Word 2007 and Word 2010. If you have Word 2003 or an earlier version, see How to create numbered headings or outline numbering in Word 2003 and earlier versions.

Numbering run amok

Word’s paragraph numbering sometimes goes haywire. Just when you think you’ve got it organized, the numbering starts doing silly things. If Word’s paragraph numbering were a group of orchestral musicians, it might look like this:

Musicians run amok

What’s needed?

What’s needed is someone to get those mad horn players organized and co-ordinated [Lene Fredborg 12-Sep-2017: linked picture of orchestra removed – picture doesn’t exist anymore]. We don’t need another player: we clearly have enough of those! What we need is a co-ordinator.

In an orchestra, the conductor co-ordinates. For Word’s numbering, the mechanism we use to organize and co-ordinate paragraph numbering is a List Style. The List Style co-ordinates. It doesn’t do the actual work of formatting text. We leave that to paragraph styles.

So, we need:

a List Style as the co-ordinating mechanism for the numbering, and

a paragraph style for each heading level (Word allows, actually requires, 9 levels).

Understanding List Styles

A List Style has 9 levels. Each level can be linked to a paragraph style. And, each level stores information about how to number text to which that linked paragraph style has been applied.

A List Style actually does two things.

A List Style creates a set or group of styles. Word comes with built-in paragraph styles named Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3. But there is no connection between them. They just happen to share similar names. A List Style ‘groups’ those paragraph styles into some order. Only the List Style knows that Heading 1 is followed by Heading 2 and that it is followed by Heading 3. There are 9 levels in any List Style.

A List Style stores the information about how to number each level. That includes the format of the number ( “1” or “a” or “i”), whether the number is preceded by text (eg “Chapter 1” or “Part A”), whether the number includes previous levels’ numbers (eg paragraph 1.4.3), and the indents (the distance from margin to number and from number to text).

Set up your Heading paragraph styles

There are good reasons for using the built-in Heading styles.

Before you begin the numbering, make sure your Heading styles are set up appropriately.

Modify the Heading 1 style so that it is based on “No style”. Modify Heading 2 so it’s based on Heading 1. Modify Heading 3 based on Heading 2. And so on. Not everyone does this, but I find it useful because of the way the formatting of Word’s styles cascade.

Now, modify the Paragraph settings of every Heading style so that the Left Indent is 0, and the Special indent is set to (none). Do this even if you want your headings to be indented from the left margin, and even if you want a hanging indent. Why? Because for outline-numbered styles, we will set the paragraph indent and the hanging indents (if any) when we set up the numbering.

Create a list style

Figure 1: Choose the Multilevel list menu

From the menu, choose Define New List Style (Figure 2).

Figure 2: On the Multilevel list menu, choose the Define New List Style option.

In the Define New List Style dialog (Figure 3), do (only) two things:

Give your list style a name. Hint: Give it aplural name. That makes it clear that this is a list style that’s controlling more than one paragraph style. And, give it a name directly related to the paragraph styles you’re going to use. We’re going to use paragraph styles Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3 etc. So I suggest that you name the list style as Headings.

We’re now in the Modify Multilevel List dialog box (Figure 5). The list style is the co-ordinating mechanism for the whole “set” of paragraph styles we’ll use. So we set up all levels of numbering in this one dialog box.

To set up the numbering:

Attach the Heading paragraph styles to the 9 levels in the list style. To do that:

Now we tell Word about the numbering itself for Level 1

Delete anything in the ‘Enter formatting for number” box.

If you want the numbering to start with some text (eg to number a paragraph as “Chapter 1” or “Section 1”) then enter the text including any space in the ‘Enter formatting for number’ box. Leave the insertion point after your text.

From the Number style for this level list, choose the kind of numbering you want.

Set up numbering for levels 2 to 9.

Delete anything in the ‘Enter formatting for number” box.

If you want to include a previous level’s numbering, then use the ‘Include level number from’ box. If you want punctuation after each level, add it into the ‘Enter formatting for number’ box as you go.

For example, for Level 2, I might want the numbering to be “1.1”. That is, I want the Level 1 number and the Level 2 number. So, from the ‘Include level number from’ box, I choose ‘Level 1’. Then I type a full stop (full point, period, whatever). Then I choose from the ‘Number style for this level’ box.

You have to do each previous level separately. By the time you come to do Level 9, if you want paragraphs numbered, you need to add Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 etc, all the way to Level 8. This can get tedious, but hang in there!

From the Number style for this level list, choose the kind of numbering you want for the current level.

Repeat for each of levels 3 to 9. If you don’t want numbering for a level, leave the ‘Enter formatting for number’ box empty.

The hard way is to set the ‘Aligned at’, ‘Text indent at’ and ‘Add tab stop at’ boxes individually. Just remember that they’re all measured from the left margin.

My finished settings look like Figure 5.

Figure 5: The finished settings in the Modify Multilevel List dialog

OK, OK back to your document.

How to apply the Heading styles to your text

So you have set up your List Style. But we don’t ever use the List Style. Instead, we format paragraphs using the Heading 1, Heading 2 etc paragraph styles. Because you linked the heading paragraph styles to the List Style, the heading styles will now use the numbering you set up in the List Style.

Applying numbering

The conductor doesn’t produce any sound: musicians do that. And you won’t find a part for the conductor in the score.

The list style doesn’t format your text: paragraph styles do that. And you won’t find the list style in the Styles pane.

Apply your paragraph styles to text. We don’t ever actually use the list style.

How to apply Heading 1 style to a paragraph

To apply the numbering to one or more paragraphs in your document:

How to create a lower-level heading (or: how to demote a heading)

Figure 6: Use the Increase Indent button to demote a paragraph (ie indent it to the right)

You can create lower levels of headings by applying the paragraph styles Heading 2, Heading 3 etc. There are lots of ways to apply a paragraph style to your text. Here are three particularly relevant to headings:

How to edit your numbering scheme

Your numbering scheme is stored in your Headings list style. It’s not stored in the individual paragraph styles. Therefore:

Edit the individual paragraph styles if you want to change paragraph settings (eg space before or after) or the font of the text that follows the heading text (eg to make it big or pink or bold). To edit an individual paragraph style, see How to modify styles in Microsoft Word.

Edit the list style if you want to change the numbers, the position between number and text, the size of the number itself and so on. To edit your list style:

Figure 7: Choose the Multilevel list menu

You will see the Headings list style highlighted at the bottom of the menu.

Is all this really necessary? Can’t I just use the List Library?

If using the List Library on the Multilevel List menu (see Figure 2 or Figure 8 ) works for you, then go for it! For quick’n’dirty work, it may be just the thing.

For a corporate template that will be used by hundreds or thousands of users, it’s probably not the best solution. For really big complicated documents, or documents where you have to cut and paste from one document to another a lot, then the List Library may let you down.

For more information, directly from Microsoft’s Word development team, see [NOTE: outdated links removed by Lene Fredborg 29-Dec-2016] The Many Levels of Lists and Multilevel Lists vs List Styles.

Too good to be true?

Related articles on other sites

And, read from people in Microsoft’s Word development team especially Stuart Stuple’s The Why Behind Our Styles and Lists Designs.

Related articles on this site

How to create numbered headings or outline numbering in your Microsoft Word document. How to number headings and figures in Appendixes in Microsoft Word

Photo info

Photograph of horn players taken at National Music Camp, Geelong Grammar, January 1993. I have no recollection of why all the horn players were wearing silly hats, but National Music Camp has a fine tradition of encouraging innocent pranks and general merriment-as well as damned hard work-so it’s not entirely surprising. What’s more puzzing is why I kept the photo all these years!

John Curro, conductor of the Queensland Youth Orchestra who taught me more than I’ll ever know.

Word 2013: Text Boxes And Wordart



Text boxes can be useful for drawing attention to specific text. They can also be helpful when you need to move text around in your document. Word allows you to format text boxes and the text within them as WordArt.

Optional: Download our practice document.

To insert a text box:

If you want, you can select the text and then change the font, color, and size by using the commands on the Home tab.

You can also select one of the built-in text boxes that have predefined colors, fonts, positions, and sizes. If you choose this option, the text box will appear automatically, so you will not need to draw it.

To move a text box:

Hover the mouse over one of the edges of the text box. The mouse will change into a cross with arrows .

To resize a text box:

Modifying text boxes

Word offers many options for changing the way text boxes appear in your document. You can change the shape, style, and color of text boxes. Additionally, when you want to add a little more dimension you can add a shadow effect.

To change the text box shape:

Changing the shape of a text box can be a useful option for creating an interesting look in your document.

Select the text box you want to change. The Format tab will appear.

To change the fill color:

Select the text box you want to change.

The text box will appear in the selected fill color.

If you want to use a different type of fill, select Gradient or Texture from the drop-down menu. You can also select No Fill to make it transparent.

To change the shape outline:

Select the text box you want to change.

The text box will appear in the selected outline color.

From the drop-down menu, you can change the outline color, weight (thickness), and whether or not it is a dashed line.

To change the shape style:

Choosing a shape style allows you to apply preset colors and effects to quickly change the appearance of your text box.

Select the text box you want to change.

To change shadow effects:

Adding a shadow to a shape can make it appear as though it is floating above the page, and it can help to add contrast between the shape and the background.

Select the text box you want to change.

To adjust the shadow color, size, distance, and more, select Shadow Options from the drop-down menu. The Format Shape pane will appear.

3D effects

There are two kinds of effects you can apply to text boxes to give them a 3D appearance: 3-D Rotation and Bevel. 3-D Rotation makes text boxes appear as if you are viewing the text box from a different angle. Bevel adds thickness and a rounded edge to text boxes.

To use 3-D Rotation:

Select the text box you want to change.

The text box will appear in the selected 3-D Rotation effect.

If you want, you can customize the 3-D Rotation. Select 3-D Rotation Options… from the drop-down menu and the Format Shape pane will appear. From here, you can adjust the rotation values.

To use Bevel:

Select the text box you want to change.

If you’ve changed the shape of your text box, it’s important to note bevel doesn’t work with every type of shape.

If you want, you can customize the bevel effect. Select 3-D Options… from the drop-down menu. The Format Shape pane will appear. From here, you can modify the width, height, and depth of a bevel.

Creating WordArt

In addition to adding effects to a text box, you can add effects to the text inside the text box, which is known as WordArt. For the most part, the types of effects you can add are the same as the ones you can add to shapes or text boxes (shadow, bevel, etc.). However, you can also Transform the text to give it a wavy, slanted, or inflated look.

Generally, you shouldn’t use WordArt in more formal documents like resumes and cover letters because it may appear too casual.

To apply a quick style to text:

A quick style will automatically apply several effects to your text at once. You can then refine the look of your text by adding or modifying text effects.

The text will appear in the selected style. If you want, you can change the font or font color from the Home tab.

To convert regular text into WordArt:

For text to be formatted as WordArt, it must be inside a text box. However, there is a shortcut that allows you to convert text into WordArt even if it’s not in a text box.

Word will automatically create a text box for the text, and the text will appear in the selected style. If you want, you can change the font or font color from the Home tab.

Some effects, such as shadows, can be added from the Text Effects menu in the Home tab. When you add effects in this way, it will not place the text in a text box.

To transform text:

If desired, you can add additional effects such as shadow, bevel, and more to the transformed text.


Create a new Word 2013 document. If you want, you can use our practice document.

Insert a text box.

Enter some text into the text box. If you’re using the example, enter the text Every Friday from 7-9 pm.

Move the text box to a new location.

Try changing the shape of the text box.

Change the fill color of the text box.

Change the outline of the text box to No Outline.

Try applying some effects to the text box.

Add some WordArt effects to the text.


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