A Guide to Formatting
Your Manuscript

Finding the Word Styles Panel

You’ll likely include headings, lists, key words, and block quotes within your manuscript. Microsoft Word provides specific styles for each of these manuscript features, which can be found by clicking the Home tab and locating the Styles panel.

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If you click Home, but do not see a Styles panel in your toolbar similar to the one pictured above, it’s likely due to the version of Microsoft Word you have downloaded on your computer. If you cannot find the Styles panel in your version of Word, contact your project editor for further assistance.

Now, let’s take a look at some commonly used styles and how you can use them in your manuscript.