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Editing and deleting Styles

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Video: Editing and deleting Styles

When you create your own styles or even use styles that are provided, it's good to know that you're not stuck with them forever just the way they are. If there's a style that you like and you think would be better maybe with one or two adjustments well, you can just change those parts of the style so you don't have to re-create the whole thing with those changes. Let's give this a try. Now, we're going to be using the style we created in the previous lesson so to follow along you'll need to go back and create the style first, if you haven't already. If you prefer, you can edit one of the styles that's already available, but keep in mind you'll be changing it for every document to come, the way we set this up.

Editing and deleting Styles

When you create your own styles or even use styles that are provided, it's good to know that you're not stuck with them forever just the way they are. If there's a style that you like and you think would be better maybe with one or two adjustments well, you can just change those parts of the style so you don't have to re-create the whole thing with those changes. Let's give this a try. Now, we're going to be using the style we created in the previous lesson so to follow along you'll need to go back and create the style first, if you haven't already. If you prefer, you can edit one of the styles that's already available, but keep in mind you'll be changing it for every document to come, the way we set this up.

So let's start with a new document just to see these changes. A new blank document. Office button, New, Blank Document's selected, click Create. Let's type in a new title here, we'll do pastry chef again and hit enter a couple of times. OK, so we'll click in the title. We'll go to our dialogue launcher here in the Styles group and we'll click on job posting title. So there it is. We created this style and sure enough, we have a new title and click the style, we're done.

Now, what you have not may be noticed is that to the right of each of these styles there is a little drop down and when we click on it, it means we have a number of selections on the menu to choose from. including Modify. There it is, we can modify the style. So let's click Modify and the Modify Style dialog box opens up. There's our name in our style type and so on. Down below you see there is some formatting. So let's say we wanted our titles to be centered. We don't like it left aligned like that. We just come in here, make the change and there's lots of changes we can make.

And once we've got it looking the way we want, we could click OK, but keep in mind if we did click OK right now it would only be applied to this document, because that's the default. We need to select new documents as well will be based on this change in our template. So we click OK. There's our change. Lets create another new document. Go to the Office button and click New. This time we'll put in for new blank document, a new title. Lets do cake decorator, hitting Enter a couple of times, but I'll click ingin my title.

I'll go to the dialogue launcher here for Styles, and I'll click on job posting title. Look at that. So there's my new style. It's affecting all of my new documents because of that radio button I chose. The only thing to discuss now is how to delete a style if you believe it's no longer needed. And it's really no problem because styles are based on other styles. We can revert back to the default while removing the new style. I'll show you what I mean. If you have to, click the Styles dialog launcher to show your quick styles here and now we're going to go all way down to our job posting and we'll click the drop-down next to that.

So to remove this style, we can actually revert to where it originated, which is title. And if we click Revert to Title, We have a dialog that shows up and we have to answer Yes if we want to delete the job posting title from the document. So there's no delete button per se, but when you revert back to the original style that it was created from you lose the one you created. In this case, job posting title. So I click Yes. It's gone, title is now selected, but I don't lose my formatting, which is nice.

So you can't delete the styles that are Word defaults by the way, just the ones you create, and if you're into saving time, you'll create a bunch.

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Word 2007 Essential Training

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  1. 40s
    1. Welcome
      40s
  2. 28m 24s
    1. Getting started with Word
      1m 21s
    2. Understanding the interface
      9m 23s
    3. Navigating the interface
      11m 24s
    4. Navigating documents
      6m 16s
  3. 18m 39s
    1. Creating new documents
      5m 25s
    2. Importing documents
      4m 35s
    3. Saving documents
      5m 41s
    4. Sending documents
      2m 58s
  4. 12m 35s
    1. Using Print Preview
      2m 45s
    2. Using Quick Print
      2m 31s
    3. Setting print options and printing
      7m 19s
  5. 23m 29s
    1. Selecting text
      3m 45s
    2. Formatting text
      5m 2s
    3. Using Find and Replace
      3m 35s
    4. Undo, Redo, and Repeat
      3m 26s
    5. Copying, pasting, and moving text
      4m 37s
    6. Showing formatting
      3m 4s
  6. 20m 30s
    1. Using indents
      3m 52s
    2. Setting justification
      3m 19s
    3. Changing line spacing
      4m 11s
    4. Setting tabs
      6m 10s
    5. Using the Highlighter
      2m 58s
  7. 38m 26s
    1. Changing margins
      5m 54s
    2. Changing orientation
      2m 29s
    3. Page numbering
      5m 41s
    4. Choosing paper size and source
      3m 59s
    5. Headers and footers
      7m 23s
    6. Applying a Page Background
      7m 56s
    7. Using Watermarks
      5m 4s
  8. 20m 10s
    1. Checking spelling and grammar
      4m 54s
    2. Finding synonyms
      3m 37s
    3. Looking up words and translations
      4m 55s
    4. Setting document proofing options
      6m 44s
  9. 23m 19s
    1. Modifying Environment settings
      7m 46s
    2. Modifying Display and Document settings
      6m 47s
    3. Modifying toolbars and keyboards
      8m 46s
  10. 15m 7s
    1. Creating a bulleted list
      7m 27s
    2. Creating a numbered list
      3m 36s
    3. Editing a list
      4m 4s
  11. 55m 28s
    1. Creating tables from scratch
      5m 29s
    2. Creating tables from text
      3m 25s
    3. Inserting an Excel spreadsheet
      5m 3s
    4. Modifying tables
      7m 44s
    5. Formatting tables
      7m 32s
    6. Making calculations in a table
      4m 13s
    7. Creating charts
      5m 44s
    8. Modifying chart data
      2m 8s
    9. Modifying chart appearance
      12m 29s
    10. Creating text from a table
      1m 41s
  12. 10m 18s
    1. Using Styles
      3m 3s
    2. Creating Styles
      3m 38s
    3. Editing and deleting Styles
      3m 37s
  13. 9m 21s
    1. Creating and using Building Blocks
      4m 27s
    2. Editing and organizing Building Blocks
      4m 54s
  14. 26m 23s
    1. Creating a Mail Merge
      13m 27s
    2. Creating a Data Source
      5m 21s
    3. Merging to create envelopes and labels
      7m 35s
  15. 8m 58s
    1. Sorting text
      4m 15s
    2. Sorting numbers
      2m 11s
    3. Sorting in tables
      2m 32s
  16. 10m 36s
    1. Creating Macros
      5m 40s
    2. Playing a Macro
      1m 46s
    3. Editing a Macro
      3m 10s
  17. 10m 13s
    1. Working with Newspaper Columns
      5m 31s
    2. Working with Parallel Columns
      4m 42s
  18. 24m 13s
    1. Working with Pictures and Clip Art
      10m 23s
    2. Working with Shapes
      5m 10s
    3. Working with SmartArt
      8m 40s
  19. 40m 40s
    1. Tracking changes
      7m 40s
    2. Reviewing changes
      3m 42s
    3. Sending and faxing documents
      3m 39s
    4. Password-protecting documents
      3m 4s
    5. Linking and embedding
      10m 7s
    6. Inspecting a document
      2m 43s
    7. Encrypting a document
      2m 45s
    8. Adding a digital signature
      7m 0s
  20. 30m 12s
    1. Creating cross-references
      3m 41s
    2. Creating a table of contents
      4m 8s
    3. Creating an index
      4m 43s
    4. Creating footnotes and endnotes
      7m 17s
    5. Using hyperlinks
      4m 24s
    6. Using bookmarks
      3m 26s
    7. Using a document map or thumbnails
      2m 33s
  21. 29s
    1. Goodbye
      29s

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