You can format individual words and phrases separately from the formatting you applied to paragraphs.
You can save your formatting choices as a style which will be listed in the Styles gallery, but we will wait awhile to learn how to do that.
Step-by-Step: Format Words
|What you will learn:||to select single words and phrases
to format selection with the ribbon and the Mini-Toolbar
to use Format Painter
to use AutoFormat on a selection
to use AutoFormat on a whole document and review changes
to open a recent document from inside Word
Start with: flyer-World Travel Inc-Lastname-Firstname.docx
The gallery of colors is the same whether you open it from the Font Color button on the ribbon or in the Mini-Toolbar.
Wasn't that easy?
Sometimes it is easier to start at the right end of a phrase and drag left. It is easy to pick up an extra
space, word or line if you aren't very precise in your dragging motion.
Recall that in the AutoCorrect dialog there were two similar tabs: AutoFormat and AutoFormat As You Type. In the last lesson you turned off the feature to automatically superscript things like 1st into 1st.
Be sure that Ordinals (1st) with superscript is checked in the AutoFormat tab and unchecked in AutoFormat As You Type. You made that change in the previous lesson.
the Quick Access Toolbar click the AutoFormat
button that you added to the toolbar in an earlier lesson.
The AutoFormat dialog opens with the choice selected that was used last.
AutoFormat Now applies the settings from the AutoFormat tab of the AutoCorrect dialog to your selected text.
The other choice lets you review each suggested
change and accept or reject it. This is a better choice if you are
trying to apply AutoFormat to a whole document or a large amount
of text where there might be several changes.
For long documents that use heading styles, AutoFormat can help a lot. For short documents like this flyer, not so much!
You can look at each revision AutoFormat came up with. You can accept or reject any or all of them.
Problem: Review dialog is on top on the bubbles
Solution: Drag the dialog by its title bar to a new position.
Problem: Review dialog vanished
It is hiding underneath the Word window.
Solution: Minimize Word and then click on the Word icon on the Taskbar to make it appear again.
Inspect the text bubbles that show the changes.
A dotted line connects the explanation to the spot that was changed. Red borders and red dotted lines mark something that was deleted. Some locations have more than one change.
The bubble says "Formatted: Font: Bold" but the
dialog says only "Performed a normal edit". So the bubble tells
Paragraph marks are formatted to show the underlying paragraph style so the previous change is what actually changed the look of this symbol.
Did you notice that the change you made earlier to 10th is not mentioned in this list. This is different from earlier versions of Word.
Selecting carefully: Sometimes you want to include in your selection the space or period or paragraph mark at the end of your selection and sometimes you don't! You must look carefully to see what you've caught with your selecting.
Paragraph marks are
formatted: Look at the paragraph marks in your flyer. They
are different depending on the font and styling. The formatting of the paragraph mark is applied to the bullets and numbers in automatic lists. You can't select the bullet itself or the numbers. It can be quite infuriating when the formatting is wrong and you forget this.
Start with: no document or a blank document
Word 2007: Click on the Office button.
The menu drops and shows recent documents at the right.
Word 2010, 2013, 2016: Click on the File tab.
The Backstage View pane opens to the Open command, which shows places and Recent Documents. That's because you had a blank document open. Your flyer should be the most recent document.