Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding document formatting and Quick Style sets, part of Word 2013: Styles in Depth.
- Now, in earlier versions of Word, if we went back to Word 2010, you could actually swap Quick Style sets right here. It's a little more complex than that, because we ran out of room. Instead of just choosing a Quick Style set, you're actually choosing a design. And it's nice to know that. So if we go to Design, what you'll find is themes, and we already know that themes actually drive the styles that are available. And then each of these document formats to the right is actually a Quick Style set.
So if I click the drop-down, what you'll see is the style set used in this document, other built-in style sets, and you have the ability to create and save your own style set. So if I point, for example, to Title, then we'll see everything change. Let's try this one, this is actually one of my favorites, called Shaded in this version. Here's another. Word 2010. This, Word 2013 black and white.
Word 2003. They really wanted to make it look like that, they'd also drop in Times New Roman. All of these are based on a theme. We're not changing fonts here. What we're doing is changing the styles, the paragraph styles, of our headings. We're changing the colors that we use from the color scheme associated with that style. Because if you look to the right of this gallery, you'll notice the colors and fonts, they're not changing. They're chosen with a theme. Here's centered.
If I choose this, everything is centered. So notice, each of these is a different instance of a style set based on this particular theme. The theme, in our case, happens to be Office. So if we went a little crazy here, if we chose a new theme, And I'm going to choose Ion Board. Now we have different fonts, I can hang out and find that it's Century Gothic for my heading, Century Gothic for my body. That's grand. And here are different sets of styles for our body, for our headings, for our titles, and so on, based on the colors and fonts available in this theme.
So we're gonna choose a theme first. I'm going to drop down and choose Celestial, I like the colors. Notice that in changing the theme, I changed fonts, I changed color set, I also changed effects. My SmartArt changed in terms of its appearance. That all looks good. Now, I can choose a Quick Style set. Right now, it's using this one. What that means is, if I go Home, all of these headings and titles look just like what's in the document. That makes sense.
Let's return to Design, and I'm going to choose this style set, where I have numbered headings, and when I return Home, notice that my styles available in the Quick Style set here on the Home tab are the reflection of the choice that I made for document formatting on the Design tab. What this means, then, in summary, is that we're going to choose a theme, then we're going to choose a design, and in doing so, what we're really choosing is different Quick Style sets.
That Quick Style set will be available to us here. If I want to modify what's available in my Quick Style set, for example, if I wanted to add a number of different styles, remove a number of different styles, maybe change some of these styles and save it, there's really no place to save a style set here. We're going to find that on the Design tab, Save as a New Style Set, right here.
- Understanding the different types of styles
- Creating styles
- Applying styles
- Basing new styles on existing styles
- Editing styles
- Formatting a document in one click with Quick Styles
- Copying, deleting, and renaming styles
- Creating a table of contents with styles
- Managing style options, such as keyboard shortcuts and template defaults