Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Managing layout, colors, and fonts with the Design tab, part of Office for Mac 2016 New Features.
- In this chapter, we're going to keep our focus on Microsoft Word 2016 for the Mac and explore some of the new or improved features in Microsoft Word. We're on the first page where we see a title and some additional text down below, but there are many more pages of texts and imagery that we'll get into as we move through this chapter. Let's start though on page one because we're gonna talk about something that's brand new to Microsoft Word. It's the Design tab. It gives you fast and easy access to formatting of your document in the way of colors, fonts, styles, and more.
So, let's go up to the Design tab and click there. Notice on the far left, we have Themes. We'll talk about that in a later movie. Then we have style sets. So you'll see, for example, if we're using some of the various formatting, like titles and subheadings and so on, that we can get whole style sets applied to our document from here and there is a dropdown arrow that allows us to see all of them, even reset to the default style when we wanna start over. But we can also individually go into things like Colors and Fonts, which are part of the style sets.
So I wanna go back to the Home tab just momentarily and click anywhere in the title and you'll see that it's using the Font Calibri LIght. It's 30 points, Bold and Italics, and we can see the color here is simply black. If we go to the Text Color dropdown and give it a click you can see Automatic at the top. When we go into "In this month's issue:" you can see that's using the Heading 1 style, which is still Calibri, just a smaller size. And when we go down to something like West End, London, you can see that's using the Heading 2 style.
So it's already been formatted. You can see the font set that's being used. Well, let's go back to the Design tab because we can make changes quickly to the entire document from here. Let's start with the font set. We'll click the Fonts dropdown and you can see the one highlighted at the top is Calibri Light. That's what's being used. But if we want to change to something else, something that maybe stands out or something that we like better, we can make the selection from here. Here's one that combines Times New Roman and Arial. And if we select that, we get to see the change happen right there in front of our eyes.
Let's go back to the Home tab and when we click in the title, it's still using the Title style but with the new font set Times New Roman. And "In this month's issue:" same font, different size. And a little further down, at different size again for Heading 2. Let's go back to the Design tab now and look at the color sets we can choose from. Grayscale is currently being used. That's why we're seeing black text. But if we wanna add some color, we can do so by going into any one of these color sets.
I'm gonna go down to Violet and give it a click. Now we may not see anything change right here on our screen instantaneously but when we go to the style sets now, notice that they've changed. So if we like this one, for example, we can simply click it and it's applied to our document. Look how different that looks. Go to another one that uses lines. I like that too. So you can see how quickly we're able to change the look of the entire document by changing up Colors, Fonts, and choosing style sets.
Remember we can click this dropdown to see them all. Maybe there's one in here you like better. I'm not too keen on that one. So we can also use the arrows to go back and forth through the list of style sets. I'm gonna go back to this one right here, give it a click, and that looks pretty good. As I scroll through my document, I'll see anything that's using heading, for example. They've been reformatted to use those colors and fonts, all with a click of a button thanks to this new Design tab.
- Exploring the new interface and Ribbon
- Working with Word's Design tab
- Formatting with the Styles pane
- Using Smart Lookup in Excel
- Using Excel's Analysis ToolPak
- Investigating themes in Word and PowerPoint
- Creating and sharing notebooks with OneNote
- Viewing email, calendars, and weather in Outlook