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Editing, hiding, recommending, and restricting styles

From: Word 2010: Styles in Depth

Video: Editing, hiding, recommending, and restricting styles

Word 2010 comes with several valuable tools, located under the Manage Styles options on the Styles window. From the Manage Styles box, you can do such things as edit, delete, and create new styles; you can disable direct formatting and only allow certain styles to be used; you can even disable theme switching or changing to another Quick Style set; and, as we've previously seen, you can also access the Styles Organizer and change your default settings. Open the Styles window and view the styles that are here and their order.

Editing, hiding, recommending, and restricting styles

Word 2010 comes with several valuable tools, located under the Manage Styles options on the Styles window. From the Manage Styles box, you can do such things as edit, delete, and create new styles; you can disable direct formatting and only allow certain styles to be used; you can even disable theme switching or changing to another Quick Style set; and, as we've previously seen, you can also access the Styles Organizer and change your default settings. Open the Styles window and view the styles that are here and their order.

Now we will open up the Manage Styles box. It's the third button on the bottom here on the right. There are four tabs: Edit, Recommend, Restrict, and Set Defaults. Let's begin with the first tab that's called Edit. The Sort order box up here at the top may be a bit confusing--of course I say that simply because it was to me. I thought this sort order would change the sort order of the Styles window, but it doesn't. All it does is change the sort order of this window.

If you've been following along, you will remember the place to change sort order of the Style window in Apply Style box is by using the Style Options box. This box only changes the sort order of this view. The Edit tab allows you to modify all of your different styles, including your list styles, your table styles, and the three other styles that you can modify from other places, which are your paragraph, your character, and your link styles.

It also gives you a preview of the style, it will allow you to create a new style, and you can got down to Import/Export to get to your Styles Organizer. The Recommend tab allows you to assign priority levels to your styles in order of importance, or how often use them, so that they will show up at the top of your Styles list. Values must range between one and a hundred, with one being the most important. Check the box that says Show Recommended styles only. If you scroll up to the top, you will see all of our California styles.

CA Body and CA Body Subtitle are probably the most-used styles in our catalog, since they appear more often on a page than any of our other styles. For example, they would be used more often than the CA Heading 1 style, as it only appears once on every page in our catalog. Let's assign California body a value of 1. So click on CA Body and then click on the button that says Assign Value. It's already set to 1 here, so just click on OK.

Now select CA Body Subtitle. We will give it a value of 2. So click on Assign Value, change the number to 2, and then click on OK. Most of the other California styles and used at least once in the page, so let's let them all, and then we will assign a value of 3. So starting with CA Fact File Body, click once, scroll down, hold down your Shift key, and click on CA Tour Info title.

That will select all of our styles, and we will click on Assign Value, assign it a value of three, and then click on OK. We never use the Normal because we've assign styles to everything else in our catalog. So let's find the Normal style and we will assign it a value of 10. So just type in the number 10 and click on OK. Scroll back up and find CA Phone Number.

It doesn't appear on every page, so let's click on it. Instead of assigning a value, let's just say that we're going to make it last. So click on the Make Last button. Now what we need to do is change the Sort order. So click on OK to save our settings, go to Options, and change these two boxes. The first one needs to say, instead of In current document, Recommended. So select Recommended and in the second box, under Select how list is sorted, click on the down arrow and make sure that that's set as Recommended as well.

And then click on OK. Notice the change in our Styles window. Our CA Body is showing up in the number one position, and then CA Body Subtitle is showing up here at the top as well. But we have some built-in styles that are getting in our way, so let's get rid of those and hide them. Go back to the Manage Styles button, make sure you're still in the Recommend tab, and then click on the button that says Select Built-in. If you scroll down, you will see that all of the built-in styles are now selected.

What we want to do is hide them. So with them selected, click on the Hide button. It's down here at the bottom right. In this screen, you can also click on Move Up, Make Last, Move Down, and of course we have seen that Assign Value. You have options to Show, Hide until used, and Hide, which we just did. Click on OK, and now our styles that we want to use are available and in the priority that we use them. Let's say we need to send our catalog out to others so they may add additional pages.

We don't want anyone directly formatting our document. We need for them to use the styles that have been set in place. This is where the Restrict option comes in. You can protect your documents by allowing formatting to be done only by using the styles you have in place. You could even prohibit theme switching or changing to a different style set. Click on the Manage Styles box and go to the Restrict tab. The option down here to limit formatting to permitted styles limits the use of styles to only those that are not marked as restricted; those that are restricted are locked from use.

We only want people to use our California styles we've created throughout our catalog, so let's restrict everything else. Click on Select Built-in, and again if you scroll through here, you'll see that all of the built-in styles have been selected, and click on Restrict. Now you see that a little lock has been applied. When you want to unlock something, of course you can click on the Permit again. Let's check the boxes at the bottom to limit formatting to permitted styles. We are going to block theme or scheme switching, and we are also going to block Quick Style set switching. Make sure you don't check Allow Autoformat to override formatting. Click on OK.

The Start Enforcing Protection dialog box comes up. This allows you to enter a password to password-protect the document from changes, so only you or those you give the password to can make changes to this document and unlock the restrictions. We will leave it blank for now. Click on OK. Now when I go into the document and I click in the first paragraph, notice that I can't bold or italics or underline; there's only a few things that I can do here that are still available.

I could paste, I can do a sort, but there are a very few other things that I can do at this point. So the only that thing I can do now is apply the styles that are available to me. The Manage Styles box will allow you to edit, recommend, restrict, and change your default settings, which I covered in a previous movie. Putting the power of these settings to use in your documents or work environment may save you or your company an enormous amount of time.

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Word 2010: Styles in Depth

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  1. 2m 3s
    1. Welcome
      1m 22s
    2. Using the exercise files
      41s
  2. 28m 17s
    1. Why use styles?
      4m 22s
    2. Creating your first style
      3m 16s
    3. Displaying styles in use with the Style area
      4m 5s
    4. Viewing formatting applied to a style
      3m 39s
    5. Learning about the five types of styles
      5m 43s
    6. Understanding how themes relate to styles
      7m 12s
  3. 23m 49s
    1. Using the Styles window to apply styles
      3m 31s
    2. Applying styles using the Apply Styles box and alias names
      3m 31s
    3. Using the classic 2003 Style box
      5m 4s
    4. Replacing one style with another using Find and Replace
      3m 27s
    5. Using table styles to add professional design
      2m 10s
    6. Formatting numbered and bulleted lists using styles
      6m 6s
  4. 34m 13s
    1. Understanding naming conventions and aliases for styles
      2m 46s
    2. Creating a paragraph style by example
      6m 57s
    3. Creating a character style
      7m 6s
    4. Creating a new style by definition
      5m 17s
    5. Creating a style from similar formatting
      2m 53s
    6. Making a custom table style
      4m 16s
    7. Basing one style upon another
      4m 58s
  5. 9m 33s
    1. Updating a style to match selected text
      2m 43s
    2. Automatically modifying styles
      4m 25s
    3. Modifying table styles
      2m 25s
  6. 9m 29s
    1. Applying styles with a click
      3m 21s
    2. Saving a selection as a new Quick Style
      2m 26s
    3. Adding and removing styles in the Quick Styles gallery
      3m 42s
  7. 19m 20s
    1. Formatting an entire document with one click
      1m 57s
    2. What makes Quick Style sets work?
      5m 15s
    3. Saving custom styles as a new Quick Style set
      6m 13s
    4. Exploring the new Word 2010 paragraph spacing
      5m 55s
  8. 13m 20s
    1. Applying styles to build a table of contents
      6m 30s
    2. Generating a table of contents from applied styles
      4m 15s
    3. Modifying built-in table-of-contents styles
      2m 35s
  9. 17m 28s
    1. Copying styles between documents and templates
      5m 58s
    2. Copying and pasting styles between documents
      4m 2s
    3. Deleting unneeded styles and Quick Style sets
      4m 10s
    4. Renaming styles
      3m 18s
  10. 13m 18s
    1. Navigating using styles
      5m 34s
    2. Using and assigning style keyboard shortcuts
      5m 18s
    3. Printing a list of styles and keyboard assignments
      2m 26s
  11. 21m 7s
    1. Setting font, document, and template defaults in Word 2010
      6m 28s
    2. Setting sort order and styles to show
      6m 47s
    3. Editing, hiding, recommending, and restricting styles
      7m 52s
  12. 19s
    1. Goodbye
      19s

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