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From a new interface to timesaving content galleries, the latest version of Word brings a lot to the table. Instructor David Rivers explains each of its new features and attributes, from understanding and navigating its new interface, to using new formatting controls and extensive page layout techniques. Whether new to Word or wanting to learn about the new version, Rivers gives insight for increased productivity and professional documents with Word 2007. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.
If you don't find the exact style you're looking for in Word, you can simply create your own and it's as easy as copying the formatting that you've already done with some text. So imagine you've created an invoice or a job description or any other document that you're going to reuse but alter the content once you have the document looking exactly how you want it. You can create styles from that document, so it can be applied to other versions of it later. Let's see what I'm talking about. You need to open up the document first of all. So let's go to the Office button, we'll click Open, navigate to the lesson 11 folder of your exercise files and click on an job posting B. Click Open to bring that up on the screen and you can see this is a totally different look here.
We've got a title that looks different than anything we've seen with this document before, a certain layout for the paragraph, we've got bullets, we've got subheadings, all kinds of stuff that we can use and borrow from for other documents we create in the future. So we'll start with the title and you can click anywhere in the title, it doesn't matter where. We're going to go up to our Styles group and we're going to click the dialogue launcher over here in the bottom right-hand corner. See how that opens up the Styles dialog. You can see Title is selected right now so Word is smart enough to figure out that this is a title and you can see some of the characteristics the fonts in the paragraph, etc.
What we want to do is create a new style though. So we're going to go all the way down. You can see we've got three buttons down here and the very first one use our New Style button. So when we click it, you see we've got Create New Style from Formatting. The style name by default is Style 1. We're going to change that. Let's call it job posting title. So we can use this for all our job postings. Once you've got that in there we want to make sure that this gets applied to or is available for new documents that we create.
So down below, we've got a radio button for New documents based on this template. The other thing that we want to do is make sure that's going to be added to our quick style list, so we'll see it sitting there and we can select it then when we need it. It's a lot faster than having to browse for a style that we create. Automatically update selected. Let's click that as well to make sure that we'll automatically update what we've got and click OK. OK, so right away, you see it's selected and it's right here on our list of quick styles.
Job posting title, it wasn't there before and it is now. So let's check it out. Let's see if our new style can be applied to it to some new text that we create. So what we'll do is over here, close this document. We don't need it any longer. If you're asked to save changes, say No, we didn't really change the document. We'll start a new one. Click the Office button, click New. Make sure Blank Document is selected and click Create. So here it is our new blank document. Let's just type in some text.
Let's say it's a job posting for a pastry chef. OK, so that's pretty plain. And I'll type that in and I'm going to hit Enter twice to leave a couple of blank lines. Now up the next thing we're going to do is just click in the title here somewhere, and we want to apply a quick style. So we'll go over to our Styles dialog. Click job posting, and we're done. Wow, so in reality, we would continue entering data from here or copying and pasting it from somewhere else, if we wanted to, but the applying styles along the way.
Next we'll look at how we change this style after it's been created.
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