Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Style naming conventions: The basics, part of Word 2016: Styles in Depth.
- [Instructor] Our next task is to create…our own custom styles.…Part of creating styles is providing them with names.…This is not a trivial choice for a couple of reasons.…First, the names that we give to styles…appear visually in the interface.…If I create a style and I name it My First Style,…that might be accurate, but that name's going to kick around…in the interface of this document…and any other document that's created using that style.…So you don't want cute names or even clever names,…you want solid, descriptive names…that allow your users to figure out…how a style should be used.…
I say your users, as if they're different people…but some of the documents I found most confusing…were documents I created 20 years ago…when my best practices weren't yet developed.…First, if you intend a style should be used as a title,…then put the word Title somewhere in its name.…You can't name a style Title,…that style name already exists in every document.…But you can include the word Title.…If you intend use a style as a heading, as body text,…
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- Understanding the different types of styles
- Creating styles
- Applying styles
- Customizing styles
- Basing new styles on existing styles
- Managing style sets
- Copying, deleting, and renaming styles
- Creating a table of contents with styles