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From a new interface to timesaving content galleries, the latest version of Word brings a lot to the table. Instructor David Rivers explains each of its new features and attributes, from understanding and navigating its new interface, to using new formatting controls and extensive page layout techniques. Whether new to Word or wanting to learn about the new version, Rivers gives insight for increased productivity and professional documents with Word 2007. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.
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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