That's really not enough information to determine exactly what you mean, but if you mean that the Paragraph, Character, and Object Styles panels aren't populated with a selection of styles; that's normal. You must make your own styles and use those panels to store, recall, and apply them. A reasonable explanation can be found here: http://www.adobepress.com/articles/article.asp?p=1873031
Dankie! You hit straight to the bull's eye.