Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Creating Building Blocks
The Create New Building Block dialog box appears in which you can enter the various
specifications for the new block (see Figure 7-19).
Figure 7-19 Use the Create New Building Block dialog box to enter the settings for your new
If you want to include all paragraph formatting, such as style, line spacing,
indentation, alignment, and so forth, select the paragraph mark (¶) along with your content. If
you aren’t already viewing formatting marks, navigate to the Home tab and click the
Show/Hide ¶ button located in the Paragraph group to toggle the formatting marks so
you can verify that you included the paragraph mark in your selection. If you do not
include the paragraph mark, the inserted building block will match the formatting of
the current paragraph.
If you want your building blocks to be theme enabled so that the formats update
automatically if changes are made to a theme, then use theme fonts and colors from the
Theme Color section of the color palettes.
The Create New Building Block dialog box contains the following options:
Name Enter a unique name for the building block. If you are creating a set of
related building blocks, consider starting all of the names with the same first word so
the pieces appear together in the Building Blocks Organizer list: for example, Annual
Report Cover, Annual Report Header, and Annual Report Table.
Gallery Choose the specific gallery where you want the building block to be
displayed, such as Cover Pages, Page Numbers, Headers, Footers, Quick Tables,
Watermarks, and so on. If your building block isn’t related to an existing gallery, choose
Quick Parts so that it will appear in the Quick Parts gallery. To use the Custom
galleries or the AutoText gallery, see the Inside Out tip titled “Using Custom
Galleries and the AutoText Gallery,” on page 242.
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