How do I find out what the various built-in Word styles are intended for?
There are seven built-in styles that describe something along the lines of "normal base text paragraph":
Normal (applied to an object)
Body Text 2
Body Text 3
Or they're like styles such as "List Paragraph," "List Continue," "Block Text," "Body Text," "Comment Text," "Balloon Text," etc.
How do I know which of these preset styles are to be used in what circumstances?
I know I can create my own styles and label them with more meaningful titles that make sense to me, but then I might be losing out on the benefits there are of using those that are packaged with Word (like having auto-generated table of contents by picking out when certain styles are applied).
Why are there so many styles that describe something as simple as "base text"? Which one is intended to be used (or act as a base) of a simple paragraph text?
Normal (applied within a table) style does not apply here, since it is a table style (not paragraph).
I want to understand why a style is preset and what or when it is meant to be used for.