If your STYLES are in a messed up order or are missing a few items like STYLE 3 or HEADING 2, on the STYLES group of the HOME tab in Word 2007, 2010, 2013, or 2016 you can “correct” the situation by:

  1. Click the STYLES WINDOW popup
  2. Click the OPTIONS button
  3. Click the RECOMMEND tab
  4. Click the item you are missing (like HEADING 2) or out of order
  5. Click the SHOW button or the MOVE UP / MOVE DOWN buttons as you see fit

See the screen shot below:

Word 2007 2010 2012 Missing Styles


12 Comments

Maureen Young · May 6, 2020 at 5:16 pm

Thank you! Screen shot was perfect, even for Word 2016! 🙂

Phlip · February 11, 2019 at 5:22 am

On Windows 10 with Word 2016, these tabs are not available. To see the styles properly:
1. Select “Recommended” in “Styles to show” drop-down
2. Select “Alphabetical” in “Select how list is sorted”

I have clicked “New documents based on this template” to have it soted like tyhis in all my new documents

Click “Ok”

PPP

Saras · November 6, 2018 at 7:23 pm

Thank you

Joe · June 20, 2018 at 9:38 am

Use this method if you have a previous doc with the style you need!

https://www.extendoffice.com/documents/word/1004-word-import-styles.html

AZ · July 24, 2015 at 3:43 am

No all Heading Styles (Heading 1,2,3 etc) Help

    Ian Matthews · July 28, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    I would try running a REPAIR via PROGRAMS AND FEATURES. I hope that helps.

Jeff Gordon · September 28, 2014 at 4:14 am

THANK YOU!!

Andrea · April 29, 2014 at 11:25 pm

Thank you, the screenshot was beyond helpful!

YPM · December 27, 2013 at 7:38 am

Thank you!!!!

Philip · May 23, 2013 at 3:14 pm

You are my hero!!!

    Ian Matthews · June 3, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    I am glad to help. This was definitely an odd solution to an odd problem.

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