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Word 2010: Styles in Depth

Using the Styles window to apply styles


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Word 2010: Styles in Depth

with Mariann Siegert

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The Styles window is one of the most important features when working with styles. It has a feature that allows you to view a style prior to applying, tooltips to see what formatting attributes are defined in the style, ways to modify and delete styles, and it's a central hub for style users. And, of course, it allows you to apply styles, which we are about to do. We have a catalog layout that we need to add styles to. The content changes for each edition of the catalog, but we want the formatting to remain consistent with our previous issues, so let's get started by giving it some style using the Style window.
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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

Using the Styles window to apply styles

The Styles window is one of the most important features when working with styles. It has a feature that allows you to view a style prior to applying, tooltips to see what formatting attributes are defined in the style, ways to modify and delete styles, and it's a central hub for style users. And, of course, it allows you to apply styles, which we are about to do. We have a catalog layout that we need to add styles to. The content changes for each edition of the catalog, but we want the formatting to remain consistent with our previous issues, so let's get started by giving it some style using the Style window.

Begin by clicking anywhere in the heading one, which is our California Calm up here at the top. Make sure you don't have something selected, like I just did here; just click anywhere in the paragraph. There are two ways to open up the Style window. You can use Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S and that will open up the style window, or you can click on this Extend button. It's right underneath of Change styles on the Home Ribbon. If you click on this little down arrow, it will also open up the Style window.

Down at the bottom of your style window, you have a little check box here that says Show Preview. It's nice to have this turned on, because you will be able to see a preview of what your styles look like prior to applying. We have already selected California Calm. Now we will apply the Heading 1 style to California Calm. In this particular document, we've called the heading 1 California Heading 1. Click on it, and it's applied. It's that easy. Now let's style the rest of our document.

Just click anywhere in the intro paragraph, and we will apply California Intro. And the next paragraph that starts with "Who can say," click in that paragraph and it's a body paragraph, so we want to apply the California Body style. Click on Orange County Oasis. That's a subtitle for the body, and we'll apply to California Body Subtitle style. Click in the paragraph that starts with "Nestled along." That's also a California Body style, so click on it. We are almost there.

So click on Yosemite Yoga Retreat. It's also a subtitle, so click on California Body Subtitle. The last paragraph here is "Experience the ultimate." Click on that paragraph, and it's also a body, so let's apply to California Body. We've done most of our document, except we have missed this table here in the middle, so let's apply some styles to it. Click on the word Tour. Then in your Style window, scroll down till you see the style that's called California Tour Info Title and click.

We want to apply the California Tour Info Body to the entire text box here in our table, so click in this textbox and you will see a box with dashed lines all the way around. Click on the line, and it will become solid. Now let's apply our style. Click on California Tour Info Body, and we are done. I have shown you two ways to open the Styles window: by using the Extend button and by using Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S. It's easy to apply styles using the Style window.

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