Use the Styles when formatting text in SharePoint

While reviewing the sites ​that were updated by the SPOCKs on Friday, I noticed a common theme, and that’s that formatting was somewhat inconsistent across the sites. Some had Times New Roman, others had larger text, others had incorrect leading.

If you are finding inconsistencies with your text on your page, I suggest you use the styles that are standard with your text boxes. SharePoint comes with a bunch of standard font styles including

  • Paragraph
  • Heading 1
  • Heading 2
  • Heading 3
  • Heading 4
  • Heading 1 Alternate
  • Heading 2 Alternate
  • Heading 3 Alternate
  • Heading 4 Alternate
  • Normal
  • Quote
  • Intense Quote
  • Emphasis
  • Intense Emphasis
  • Reference
  • Intense Reference
  • Accent 1
  • Accent 2

Between all of these styles, you should have enough variation while remaining consistent.

You can find these styles in the FORMAT TEXT tab at the top of the page.

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