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Word 2007: Styles in Depth
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Saving a selection as a new Quick Style


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Word 2007: Styles in Depth

with Mariann Siegert

Video: Saving a selection as a new Quick Style

A quick way of creating a new style, and at the same time create a new Quick style, is to first create the example and then use a use shortcut of the style gallery to add to the gallery. Start by opening up a new document, and then click in it and type in =lorem(5) and then press Enter. This is another way of getting random text in Word 2007. We are going to select the first paragraph.
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  1. 2m 27s
    1. Welcome
      1m 35s
    2. Using the exercise files
      52s
  2. 22m 26s
    1. Why use styles?
      4m 25s
    2. Creating your first style
      4m 3s
    3. Displaying styles in use with the Style area
      3m 59s
    4. Viewing formatting applied to a style
      4m 24s
    5. Overview of the five types of styles
      5m 35s
  3. 28m 27s
    1. Using the Styles pane to apply styles
      5m 9s
    2. Applying styles using the Apply Styles box and alias names
      3m 54s
    3. Using the classic 2003 Style box
      4m 58s
    4. Replacing one style with another using Find and Replace
      3m 22s
    5. Using table styles to add professional design
      2m 58s
    6. Formatting numbered and bulleted lists using styles
      8m 6s
  4. 34m 3s
    1. Naming conventions and aliases for styles
      2m 53s
    2. Creating a paragraph style by example
      7m 21s
    3. Creating character styles
      6m 12s
    4. Creating a new style by definition
      5m 56s
    5. Basing one style upon another
      6m 13s
    6. Making custom table styles
      5m 28s
  5. 18m 33s
    1. Updating a style to match selected text
      3m 49s
    2. Modify styles using the Style Inspector
      7m 0s
    3. Automatically modifying styles
      3m 41s
    4. Modifying table styles
      4m 3s
  6. 12m 56s
    1. Applying styles with a click
      4m 29s
    2. Saving a selection as a new Quick Style
      2m 55s
    3. Adding and removing styles in the Quick Styles Gallery
      5m 32s
  7. 16m 50s
    1. Formatting an entire document with one click
      3m 17s
    2. What makes Quick Style sets work?
      6m 25s
    3. Saving custom styles in a new Quick Style set
      7m 8s
  8. 15m 15s
    1. Applying styles to build a table of contents
      7m 8s
    2. Generating a table of contents from applied styles
      5m 0s
    3. Modifying built-in table of content styles
      3m 7s
  9. 7m 26s
    1. Defining and using a new list style
      7m 26s
  10. 15m 10s
    1. Copying styles between documents and templates
      6m 56s
    2. Deleting unneeded styles and Quick Style sets
      4m 39s
    3. Renaming styles
      3m 35s
  11. 13m 46s
    1. Navigating using styles
      5m 4s
    2. Using and assigning style keyboard shortcuts
      5m 49s
    3. Printing a list of styles and keyboard assignments
      2m 53s
  12. 17m 26s
    1. Setting font, document, and template defaults in Word 2007
      6m 26s
    2. Setting sort order and styles to show
      6m 22s
    3. Editing, hiding, recommending, and restricting styles
      4m 38s
  13. 13s
    1. Goodbye
      13s

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Word 2007: Styles in Depth
3h 24m Intermediate Jul 21, 2010

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In Word 2007: Styles in Depth, author Mariann Siegert shows how to take advantage of Word styles to make professional documents. The course starts off with a demonstration of the benefits of using styles and then shows how to apply, create, and modify styles to suit individual needs. More advanced topics include creating a table of contents from styles, using Quick Styles and style sets, sorting and hiding styles, restricting styles in protected documents, using keyboard shortcuts for styles, and much more. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the five types of Word styles
  • Using the Style pane
  • Swapping styles with Find and Replace
  • Formatting bulleted and numbered lists with styles
  • Basing a new style on an existing one
  • Modifying styles with the Style Inspector
  • Building a table of contents with styles
  • Linking styles with multilevel lists
  • Copying, deleting, and renaming styles
  • Setting document and style defaults
Subjects:
Business Word Processing
Software:
Word
Author:
Mariann Siegert

Saving a selection as a new Quick Style

A quick way of creating a new style, and at the same time create a new Quick style, is to first create the example and then use a use shortcut of the style gallery to add to the gallery. Start by opening up a new document, and then click in it and type in =lorem(5) and then press Enter. This is another way of getting random text in Word 2007. We are going to select the first paragraph.

We are going to make it blue. So, click on your capital A here and click on the down arrow and select the blue color. We are going to make it bold, so click on B for bold, underline, and just for kicks, let's do italics and choose justify. Now, this is what we want our style to look like. We are going to go to the gallery, and we are going to click on the click More button. It's the one with the little line and arrow pointing down. Click on it, and then we are going to choose Save Selection as a New Quick Style.

We are going to name this Intro. You may also want to notice this Paragraph style preview. It shows you exactly what the style will look like. Click on OK, and what I want to show you here is, it's in our gallery, it's the very first thing here, but if you do a right-click and Modify, you will see that the style type, you can't change it. It's automatically saved as a Linked style. So, let's say we want to create a Paragraph style. How would we do that? Click on OK and select any word.

I am going to select in the second paragraph down here, Viverra. Just make sure it's a word is not in this first paragraph. And what I am going to do is I am going to apply, By Example, everything that I want my style to look like first. So, click on B for bold, and we will choose italics, and we will make this Red and choose Red. Okay, so that's our style, but we just haven't created it yet. So, we are going to go up to the More button again. We are going to say Save Selection as a New Quick Style, and we will give it a name, and we will called this Txt Red.

Here is our style preview here. But before you click on OK, go to Modify. Now, you can change the Style type. So, let's change it to Character, and then click on OK. Now you can select several other words here, and you can just apply your character style Txt Red to it, and can use a non-contiguous text selection. You just hold that down Ctrl Key to select individual pieces of text if you are wondering what I was doing there. It's that easy save a selection as a New Quick Style.

In the next movie, we will be learning how to add styles we have already created and remove styles we don't want from the Gallery.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Word 2007: Styles in Depth.


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Q: How do I make Word revert to the original document styles, the ones that it came with?
A: To restore the original styles in Word 2007, open your new document, choose the Styles group on the Home tab, and choose Change Style > Style Set. Select Word 2007.
 
To set Word 2007 as the default style set for all documents going forward, go back to the Styles group, choose Change Styles, and then click Set as Default.
 
To delete any additional styles you may have added, open the Styles pane (Ctrl+Shift+Alt+S), click the arrow to the right of the style name in the list, and choose Delete from the menu that appears.  Note you cannot delete the styles that ship with Word. (The Delete option will be grayed out for these.)

 
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