Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Inserting Existing Building Blocks
Building Blocks.dotx is corrupt.
If you encounter a message stating that Building Blocks.dotx is corrupt, use your
operating system to move Building Blocks.dotx to a new folder or delete the file. A new
version of the file will be created the next time you access a Building Block gallery
or display the Building Blocks Organizer, but it won’t include any customized
building blocks you created. For that reason, you may want to save a copy of your Building
Blocks.dotx file in another folder on your hard drive, in case your first file becomes
Note that Building Blocks.dotx cannot be renamed. It must be moved out of the
Document Building Blocks folder or deleted; otherwise, it will continue to load. If you are
running Windows 7 or Windows Vista, and you locate Building Blocks.dotx by
searching for it, be sure not to delete the version in your Office installation files. Word 2010
stores two Building Blocks.dotx files—one is the master version (kept in the installation
files) and the other is your personal copy that is modified as you create and add new
building blocks.
To familiarize yourself with the various built-in building blocks, scroll through the Building
Blocks Organizer. You can click any entry to preview the building block in the organizer’s
preview pane. Note that, unlike the building block galleries, the preview does not
automatically update to the current document Theme. The list of building blocks in the organizer is
sorted by the name of the gallery by default. You can sort building blocks by Name, Gallery,
Category, Template, Behavior, or Description by clicking a column heading in the organizer.
If you are unable to see all of the columns, use the scroll bar at the bottom to view them.
While viewing a building block gallery, you can quickly locate a building blocks entry
in the Building Blocks Organizer by right-clicking a building block, such as a Cover
Page or a Header, and then clicking Organize And Delete. The Building Blocks
Organizer opens with the entry selected automatically.
Inserting Existing Building Blocks
You can insert a building block in a document simply by opening a gallery (for example,
Text Box on the Insert tab) and clicking the gallery entry you like (see Figure 7-17). The
building block is inserted at the cursor position. You can then update the building block
and save it back to the gallery to create your own new building block.
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