Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Creating a New Style
Here’s a rundown of the options in the Create New Style from Formatting
✦ Name: Enter a descriptive name for the style.
✦ Style Type: On the drop-down list, choose a style type (“Types of
Styles,” earlier in this chapter, describes the style types).
✦ Style Based On: If your new style is similar to a style that is already part
of the template with which you created your document, choose the style
to get a head start on creating the new one. Be warned, however, that
if you or someone else changes the Based On style, your new style will
inherit those changes and be altered as well.
✦ Style for Following Paragraph: Choose a style from the drop-down list
if the style you’re creating is always followed by an existing style. For
example, a new style called Chapter Title might always be followed by
a style called Chapter Intro Paragraph. For convenience, someone who
applies the style you’re creating and presses Enter automatically applies
the style you choose here on the next line of the document. Applying a
style automatically to the following paragraph saves you the trouble of
having to apply the style yourself.
✦ Formatting: Choose options from the menus or click buttons to fashion
or refine your style (you can also click the Format button to do this).
✦ Add to Styles Gallery: Select this check box to make the style’s name
appear in the Styles gallery, Styles pane, and Apply Styles task pane.
✦ Automatically Update: Normally, when you make a formatting change to
a paragraph, the style assigned to the paragraph does not change at all,
but the style does change if you check this box. Checking this box tells
Word to alter the style itself each time you alter a paragraph to which
you’ve assigned the style. With this box checked, all paragraphs in the
document that were assigned the style are altered each time you change
a single paragraph that was assigned the style.
✦ Only in This Document/New Documents Based on This Template: To
make your style a part of the template from which you created your
document as well as the document itself, click the New Documents
Based on This Template option button. This way, new documents you
create that are based on the template you are using can also make use of
the new style.
✦ Format: This is the important one. Click the button and make a
formatting choice. Word takes you to dialog boxes so that you can create or
refine the style.