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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.
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.
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