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Using Styles

From: Word 2007 Essential Training

Video: Using Styles

The style of the document is determined by many factors. The font that's used for titles and text are part of the style. Color schemes are part of the style. Backgrounds graphics and more, they all make up styles. Now what's nice about Word is that you have a number of styles already created for you to choose from and if you're not finding exactly what you need, you can even create your own styles to be applied over and over to documents that you create in the future. It's a huge time-saving if you don't have to manually make all these changes yourself and then repeat it each time you start a new document.

Using Styles

The style of the document is determined by many factors. The font that's used for titles and text are part of the style. Color schemes are part of the style. Backgrounds graphics and more, they all make up styles. Now what's nice about Word is that you have a number of styles already created for you to choose from and if you're not finding exactly what you need, you can even create your own styles to be applied over and over to documents that you create in the future. It's a huge time-saving if you don't have to manually make all these changes yourself and then repeat it each time you start a new document.

So let's begin by simply using some of the styles that come with Word. Of course we'll need a document open to do that. I have nothing open at this time. So let's go to the Office button and click Open. You'll need to navigate to your Lesson 11 folder that's where you'll find job posting A. So give that a click and then Open. OK, here's a very plain document. Let's apply some of the built-in styles to this one. We're going to click anywhere in our title, because we'll call that selected text, but what's going to happen is when we move up to our Styles group here on the ribbon, which is under the Home tab by default, we're going to see changes to the title.

The rest of the text is not really affected. There's more than the 4 we see here, there is a drop down here, so let's hover over some of those other choices to see what that looks like. Now, all of these options apply to our selected text, in this case, just a title. Another option is a style set, where styles are grouped together for a document. For example, the title has its own style, paragraphs have their own styles, subheadings and so on. So let's see what happens when you apply an entire style set to our document. So we won't select anything from here, we'll just click in our document and next we'll go over here to the right of our preset options and click Change Styles.

Now from here you can see we've got some options which include colors, fonts, and we've got this up here, Style Set. And you can see I've got a number of style sets here. Look what happens as I hover over those. You see how it actually effects my entire document. Look at Fancy, for example. It's a totally different title, the first paragraph has a different look to it and its font and then the bulleted list looks different as well. So it's go down here to Modern, and we'll try that one, we'll click Modern. So a couple of clicks and this document looks totally different.

Add a theme to this and we change it even more. Let's go up our Page Layout tab here. Next we're going to click this Themes drop down way over here in the Themes group. And you can see we've got themes that include color schemes and so on and as we move through those, we see a sample over on the right-hand side. So it keeps the style set but applies the new theme. I'm going to go all way down here to Verve and I'm going to click on that. OK, very nice. So what if you can't find exactly which are looking for a style? Easy, you create your own so that you can use it over and over again.

We'll create a style next.

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Word 2007 Essential Training

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  1. 40s
    1. Welcome
      40s
  2. 28m 24s
    1. Getting started with Word
      1m 21s
    2. Understanding the interface
      9m 23s
    3. Navigating the interface
      11m 24s
    4. Navigating documents
      6m 16s
  3. 18m 39s
    1. Creating new documents
      5m 25s
    2. Importing documents
      4m 35s
    3. Saving documents
      5m 41s
    4. Sending documents
      2m 58s
  4. 12m 35s
    1. Using Print Preview
      2m 45s
    2. Using Quick Print
      2m 31s
    3. Setting print options and printing
      7m 19s
  5. 23m 29s
    1. Selecting text
      3m 45s
    2. Formatting text
      5m 2s
    3. Using Find and Replace
      3m 35s
    4. Undo, Redo, and Repeat
      3m 26s
    5. Copying, pasting, and moving text
      4m 37s
    6. Showing formatting
      3m 4s
  6. 20m 30s
    1. Using indents
      3m 52s
    2. Setting justification
      3m 19s
    3. Changing line spacing
      4m 11s
    4. Setting tabs
      6m 10s
    5. Using the Highlighter
      2m 58s
  7. 38m 26s
    1. Changing margins
      5m 54s
    2. Changing orientation
      2m 29s
    3. Page numbering
      5m 41s
    4. Choosing paper size and source
      3m 59s
    5. Headers and footers
      7m 23s
    6. Applying a Page Background
      7m 56s
    7. Using Watermarks
      5m 4s
  8. 20m 10s
    1. Checking spelling and grammar
      4m 54s
    2. Finding synonyms
      3m 37s
    3. Looking up words and translations
      4m 55s
    4. Setting document proofing options
      6m 44s
  9. 23m 19s
    1. Modifying Environment settings
      7m 46s
    2. Modifying Display and Document settings
      6m 47s
    3. Modifying toolbars and keyboards
      8m 46s
  10. 15m 7s
    1. Creating a bulleted list
      7m 27s
    2. Creating a numbered list
      3m 36s
    3. Editing a list
      4m 4s
  11. 55m 28s
    1. Creating tables from scratch
      5m 29s
    2. Creating tables from text
      3m 25s
    3. Inserting an Excel spreadsheet
      5m 3s
    4. Modifying tables
      7m 44s
    5. Formatting tables
      7m 32s
    6. Making calculations in a table
      4m 13s
    7. Creating charts
      5m 44s
    8. Modifying chart data
      2m 8s
    9. Modifying chart appearance
      12m 29s
    10. Creating text from a table
      1m 41s
  12. 10m 18s
    1. Using Styles
      3m 3s
    2. Creating Styles
      3m 38s
    3. Editing and deleting Styles
      3m 37s
  13. 9m 21s
    1. Creating and using Building Blocks
      4m 27s
    2. Editing and organizing Building Blocks
      4m 54s
  14. 26m 23s
    1. Creating a Mail Merge
      13m 27s
    2. Creating a Data Source
      5m 21s
    3. Merging to create envelopes and labels
      7m 35s
  15. 8m 58s
    1. Sorting text
      4m 15s
    2. Sorting numbers
      2m 11s
    3. Sorting in tables
      2m 32s
  16. 10m 36s
    1. Creating Macros
      5m 40s
    2. Playing a Macro
      1m 46s
    3. Editing a Macro
      3m 10s
  17. 10m 13s
    1. Working with Newspaper Columns
      5m 31s
    2. Working with Parallel Columns
      4m 42s
  18. 24m 13s
    1. Working with Pictures and Clip Art
      10m 23s
    2. Working with Shapes
      5m 10s
    3. Working with SmartArt
      8m 40s
  19. 40m 40s
    1. Tracking changes
      7m 40s
    2. Reviewing changes
      3m 42s
    3. Sending and faxing documents
      3m 39s
    4. Password-protecting documents
      3m 4s
    5. Linking and embedding
      10m 7s
    6. Inspecting a document
      2m 43s
    7. Encrypting a document
      2m 45s
    8. Adding a digital signature
      7m 0s
  20. 30m 12s
    1. Creating cross-references
      3m 41s
    2. Creating a table of contents
      4m 8s
    3. Creating an index
      4m 43s
    4. Creating footnotes and endnotes
      7m 17s
    5. Using hyperlinks
      4m 24s
    6. Using bookmarks
      3m 26s
    7. Using a document map or thumbnails
      2m 33s
  21. 29s
    1. Goodbye
      29s

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