Applying and Creating Custom Styles - Exercise
Applying and Creating Custom Styles
Duration: 15 to 25 minutes.
In this exercise, you will improve the look, feel and readability of an existing document by applying styles to it. You will also create a custom style for use in this and other documents. Open Plants in my yard.docx (in the Word2013.1/Exercises folder) for use in this exercise.
- Apply the Heading 1 style to the three main sections of this document: trees, perennials, ground covers.
- Apply the Heading 2 style to all plant names (there are 12).
- Apply the Intense Emphasis style to "Special characteristics" and "Description" throughout the document.
Your document should now appear as shown below:
- Create a new Quick Style using a text effect. Name it "My First Style" and apply it to "Special Characteristics" throughout the document. Your document might (depending on the text effect you chose) now appear as shown below:
- Save as "Plants in my yard.docx."
- Place your cursor in the same line as the word "TREES" and click Heading 1 in the Styles group. Repeat for "PERENNIALS" and "GROUND COVERS".
- Place your cursor in the same line as "Japanese Maple" and click Heading 2 in the Styles group. Repeat for all plant names.
- Select the words "Special characteristics" and "Description" throughout the document and click Intense Emphasis in the Styles group.
- There are multiple steps to this solution:
- Select an instance of "Special characteristics."
- Click Text Effects in the Font group on the Home tab and select an effect.
- Click the More drop-down button in the Styles group and select Create a New Style.
- Type "My First Style" as the name of the style and click Modify.
- Make any additional changes you want to make to this style.
- Click OK.
- Select the other instances of "Special Characteristics" and click My First Style in the Styles group.
- Click FILE > Save As:
- Navigate to Word2013.1/Exercises.
- File name: type "Plants in my yard."
- Save as type: select Word document (*.docx) if it is not already selected.