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Word 2010: Styles in Depth

with Mariann Siegert

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You may decide that you want to rename your styles to something different, change the alias name, or you might even give your own alias names to built-in styles. Let's see each of these in action. Begin by opening up the Styles window. Scroll up and notice the style that's named California Fact File Bodyr.FB. I've obviously made a mistake here, so I want to fix that typo. And it's easy to do. All I need to do is click on the down arrow, click on Modify, and change the name, and then click on OK.
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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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Word 2010: Styles in Depth
3h 12m Intermediate Oct 18, 2011

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Learn how to use Word styles to help save time in creating consistent and well-designed documents. Author Mariann Siegert demonstrates how to create, apply, and modify styles, as well as how to format documents with styles. The course also covers generating tables of contents, building Quick Styles and style sets, and restricting styles in protected documents.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the five types of styles
  • Formatting an entire document with one click
  • Creating custom character, paragraph, and table styles
  • Setting font, document, and template defaults
  • Assigning style keyboard shortcuts
  • Basing one style on another
  • Modifying styles automatically
  • Editing, hiding, and recommending styles
  • Exploring Word 2010 character spacing
  • Copying, deleting, and renaming styles
  • Formatting numbered and bulleted lists
Subjects:
Business Word Processing
Software:
Word
Author:
Mariann Siegert

Renaming styles

You may decide that you want to rename your styles to something different, change the alias name, or you might even give your own alias names to built-in styles. Let's see each of these in action. Begin by opening up the Styles window. Scroll up and notice the style that's named California Fact File Bodyr.FB. I've obviously made a mistake here, so I want to fix that typo. And it's easy to do. All I need to do is click on the down arrow, click on Modify, and change the name, and then click on OK.

It's just as simple to rename an alias. Let's say you named your alias something that you just can't remember, or you decide it just doesn't make sense. No matter your reason, Words makes it easy to rename your alias. Let's modify California Graphic, Graphic. It's too long, it won't save time, the naming convention doesn't match, so let's rename into California Graphic CG. I'm going to click on the down arrow, go to Modify, and change the alias name to CG. Click on OK and we're all done. You can also give alias name to Word's pre-built styles-- for example, Heading 1. I'll do that by going to that Apply Styles box. So I'll press Ctrl+Shift+S on my keyboard and I'll find our Heading 1 in our list here.

When I click on it, I can go up to the Style Name box and my alias of comma H1. Remember there is no space in alias names. Now press Enter and we've renamed our style and given it an alias name. You can also use a classic Styles box to change names. I added the classic Styles box in a previous movie. I can click on the down arrow, find the style that I want to change--which is California Heading 1-- click on it once, and then go back up to the box here and add my alias. I'll put in comma CA1. And when you press Enter, you've renamed your style.

One other way that you can do this is by using the Organizer to rename your styles. From the Styles pane, go down to Manage Styles, click on Import/Export button, and then select your style from here. We want to add an alias to our California Heading 2, so click once and then click on Rename, add your comma and your alias. I'll just type in CA2 for my alias, click on OK, Close, and we're done. Keep in mind that naming conventions for your styles in your document are very important. They can make your work and those working on your documents even faster by using identifiable style name, so you can quickly know which style to apply in your documents.

Renaming styles is as easy as modifying a style. You can also use the Organizer to rename styles. Adding your own aliases to word's pre-built styles can be yet another timesaver that using styles affords.

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