Project 3: Brochure
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In the Word Basics lessons you learned how to apply paragraph and character styles. A style is a way to apply a whole set of formatting choices at once. You even formatted the Trip Planner using the styles from a template, in the AutoTools lesson AutoFormat Document. But you did not change an existing style or create a brand new style. Now you will!
You can work with styles from the Formatting bar and from a set of dialogs. The bar buttons are faster, but not all your choices are on the Formatting bar.
Why bother with styles?
Consistency - When writing long documents or several documents you want to look alike, it is easy to forget how you formatted the various parts. Using styles makes it easy to be consistent.
Saves time & effort - For example, you could create a style that would format the company name just right, like Applying a style is much faster than selecting 5 characteristics each time! Plus, you don't have to remember what font and size you used!
Project 3: Brochure
Types of Styles
Word has several kinds of styles to help you out.
Word 2002/2003 adds two types of styles:
There are several tools to use to work with styles in your document. These are explained in turn below.
Style Text Box
The Style text box on the Formatting bar show the style of the text at the cursor location. The arrow at the right end opens a list of the styles available for you to use in the current document. Starting with Word 97, this list actually applies the style formatting to the style's name in the list .
97/2000, at the
right of the Style list you can see the symbol for the style type, its alignment, and
the exact font size. The
style's name is displayed with its font characteristics.
In Word 2002/2003, at the right of the Style list you see only the icon for the style type. The list displays the style name with its actual alignment, as well as with all its font characteristics.
Word 2002/2003 the Style text box also shows sets of formatting that you have applied
yourself. The illustration of a Style list at the right includes not only the default Heading 2 style
but also a
Heading 2 that has been modified by changing the font, font size, font
style, and color.
The Style Dialog can be used to create, delete, and modify the paragraph and character styles in your document. The Style dialog offers many options and is the only place you can do some things, like delete a style from the document.
You open the Style dialog with the menu command| . From here you can choose the New... or Modify... buttons to open dialogs that let you set all the characteristics for your style.
The illustration shows the default settings for a new Word document. The description section of the dialog will be chopped short if it is longer than will fit in this space.
The Styles and Formatting Task Pane, discussed below, replaces the Style dialog.
Styles and Formatting Task Pane
The Styles and Formatting button at the left end of the Formatting toolbar opens the Task Pane to Styles and Formatting. In this pane you can see the styles being used and the ones that are in the document's template that you could use.
At the top of the pane in the box Formatting of selected text, you see an example of the formatting being used at the cursor location. Unfortunately, this feature does not work for text in a textbox.
Another choice on the popup menu is. That automatically changes the style to match the currently selected text. Fast and easy!
Styles Area (Normal View)
While these lessons use the Page Layout view primarily, many people like to use Normal view. In Normal view, the area to the left of the page shows what style has been applied to the text. Double-clicking the style name on the left will open the Style dialog where you can see exactly what formatting is being used. You can also modify the style from the Style dialog.
Because styles are so useful, you will first practice before applying styles to your brochure.
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