In this video, learn how to format text using built-in styles, apply them to existing text, preview, and create new styles from customizations you make to existing content so it can be used on other content going forward.
- [Narrator] When you change the appearance of text in your Word document by using multiple enhancements, maybe you've changed the font face, the size, perhaps the color of the font being used, even the case. All of these can be saved together in a style, and there are built in styles to choose from, groupings of enhancements that you can quickly apply to additional text in your document or other documents you create here in Word 2019. We're going to explore styles using our Tech Connect document.
If you're catching up, open in Tech Connect zero three zero three from the chapter three folder of your exercise files. We're gonna start right here in the title "Tech Connect". This is a title that was plain text when we started, we made some enhancements, we changed the font face to calibri, we bumped it up to 60 points. We also changed the color, as you can see, to a dark gray. Well, if we go over here to the ribbon with the home tab selected and check out styles, you're going to see a grouping of styles, including headings...
If we click this drop-down arrow, you'll see more including a title. As you see more of these, you're going to see what it might look like if you were to apply that style, and as you hover over these, none of them looks exactly like what we created. So let's say ,for example, we want to leave this the way it is but we might want to use it again. In that case, we might want to create our own style out of it. We'll do that in a moment, first though, we do see some heading styles that might be applied to some of our content below. Let's go to "connecting you to the latest technology".
Click in the left-hand margin. Now you can select an entire paragraph like this and apply a style, or you can simply click anywhere in the paragraph. Styles are automatically applied to an entire paragraph. Just gonna look for the beginning and end, that hard return that takes us to the next line. So go ahead and just click anywhere in there and let's go up to heading one. You can see what that looks like. Actually, shades the entire line from left to right margin and changes the color of the content to white, so we can see it on the dark background.
This is the heading one style, let's go over to heading two. You can see that similar so lighter shading so the actual text itself is dark. I think heading one is going to work, let's give it a click. It's simple applied as is. Let's go over here to the next one. We'll click anywhere in that paragraph. Or if you prefer, go to the left margin and select it. You'll also notice from the formatting toolbar that pops up here, there's a styles drop-down and we can access the styles directly from here. Let's go to the heading two style.
Again, as we hover over it, we see what that's going to look like; looks good. Click to select it and then click in the background. You can see what that looks like now; very nice. Now back to our title; this is our own formatting but it's something we may want to use on other documents going forward. We can create our own style from this. Just click anywhere in the content, you don't need to select at all. We'll go to the styles drop-down, and from here we can create a style.
This is going to create a style based on the formatting of the text that we have selected or clicked in, so in this case, it's our title "Tech Connect". Go ahead and click "create style". Now we get to give it a name, now some of them are already taken, like "Title". You can see heading one, two, three, ex. So we might want to give it something that's more descriptive so when we see it, we'll understand exactly what it's for. How about "Top Title", like so. We click okay; we now have a new style showing up you can see a little preview of it, top title.
We go over to heading one you can see what that would look like, go back to top title, you can see what that looks like. So if we were to go down to this paragraph, "Red 30 tech melds technology" click anywhere in there and hover over in top title and you can see that it would be applied including the increase in font size, the change to that font face, you can see the color, all that applied with one simple click. We're not going to click top title, we're going to leave it the way it is . I think it looks good just the way it is. Now we can move forward in this document and other documents, applying our new style whenever we need it.
- Opening, closing, and reading documents
- Finding and replacing text
- Changing font formatting and text case
- Formatting text with styles
- Working with paragraph text
- Creating bulleted and numbered lists
- Illustrating your documents with shapes and images
- Setting proofing and autocorrect options
- Sharing and collaborating with others