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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.
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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