Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Creating and Using Building Blocks
Press Alt+F9 to toggle off the view of Field Codes and if necessary, place the cursor
in the field and then press F9 to update the field. The date the document was created
should now display.
If you prefer to use the Field dialog box to insert the CreateDate field or other date
and time fields, it can be accessed on the Insert tab, near the bottom of the Quick Parts
gallery.
Creating and Using Building Blocks
Throughout Word 2010, you find galleries that offer all kinds of choices for the design of
elements you add to your pages. For example, you can view and choose headers, footers,
page numbers, text boxes, quick tables, and more by displaying a gallery and clicking the
item you want. Each of the items in those galleries are actually building blocks—sample
elements you can insert into your document in the style you like best. Table 7-6 introduces
you to the existing building blocks and indicates on which tab you’ll find them.
Table 7-6 Building Blocks in Word 2010
Tab
Building Block
Use To
Insert
Cover Pages
Add a predesigned cover page to your
document that you can customize as you like
Headers
Choose a header style to add to your
document
Footers
Select a footer style for your document
Page Numbers
Choose the style and placement for page
numbers
Text Boxes
Add pull quotes, sidebars, and notes to your
document
Quick Parts
Add AutoText, Document Properties, or
Building Blocks
Equations
Create sophisticated equations with accurate
math symbols
Reference
Table of Contents
Choose a table of contents style to add at the
cursor position
Bibliography
Select a preformatted bibliography for the
document
Page Layout
Watermark
Select a watermark style for your document
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