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Saving a selection as a new Quick Style

From: Word 2010: Styles in Depth

Video: Saving a selection as a new Quick Style

You can create a new style and save it to the Quick Style gallery in one step. Let's see how that works. Begin by opening up a new document and then type in =lorem(5) and then press Enter. Now, select the first paragraph. Let's make this blue. We'll also make it bold, italics, and underlined. And instead of left align, let's make it justified.

Saving a selection as a new Quick Style

You can create a new style and save it to the Quick Style gallery in one step. Let's see how that works. Begin by opening up a new document and then type in =lorem(5) and then press Enter. Now, select the first paragraph. Let's make this blue. We'll also make it bold, italics, and underlined. And instead of left align, let's make it justified.

Now, click on the More button in the Style gallery. Choose Save Selection as a New Quick style, and let's give it a name. Name it Intro, and notice the paragraph style preview; you can see exactly what your style is going to look like here. And click on Modify. It's trying to save our style as a linked style as opposed to a paragraph style. Let's change that. Click on Paragraph and then click on OK.

You can see your new style up here in the Quick Style gallery. It's the very first little button up here. Now we're going to create a character style, so just choose one word. It doesn't matter which one. Make sure it's not in the first paragraph though, because we don't want it to be based upon those characteristics. And we're going to make it bold, italics, and we'll also make it red. Click on the More button and then select Save Selection as a New Quick Style.

We'll name it Txt Red, and then click on Modify. We don't want it to be a linked style. We want it to be a character style, so click on the down arrow and choose Character. Click on OK and then select several other words. If you double-click on the word and then hold your Ctrl key down and double-click on several more, you can use what's call the non-contiguous text selection. Now, let's apply our Txt Red character style that we just created. Click on it, and now it's applied.

It's that easy to create paragraph and character styles and save them as a new entry in your Quick Style gallery. In the next movie, we'll be learning how to add styles we've already created and then remove styles that we don't want from our gallery.

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Word 2010: Styles in Depth

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Mariann Siegert
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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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