Course info
Mar 1, 2019
1h 56m

Learn advanced techniques of Word 2019. In this course, Word 2019 Pro, you will learn about fields, styles and advanced management. First, you will learn how to work with fields, create styles and custom style sets, and themes. Next, you will learn more about managing documents and templates and automating Word elements and tasks. Finally, you will learn about advanced editing and formatting. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Word 2019 needed to feel fully complete in creating your own professional documents (and complete the preparation for the Microsoft Office exams.)

About the author
About the author

Heather Ackmann is an accomplished instructor with a decade of teaching experience, helping students at the high school, college, and adult levels in a variety of topics. Specializing in Microsoft Office computer applications, she is a Microsoft Office Certified Master and holds a degree in English and Secondary Education.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Create Styles
(Music) If you haven't been using styles in Microsoft Word, then you've been missing out on a lot of functionality. Styles make a lot of things easier, from formatting to editing to navigation. Now you have some quick styles that live up here on your Home tab, but just because a style here looks like this doesn't mean you are limited to just this one look. You can customize and create any number of styles. All a style is is a collection or set of instructions for how text or a paragraph looks on the page or how that text functions. And yes, you can change a style to a different style set, to different colors, to a different set of fonts very easily right from that Design tab, or you can create your own set of styles. By using styles, it is so much easier to create consistency within a document and across documents. It's also easier to change the look of your document on the fly when you use styles. Rather than hunting for every single paragraph that uses a specific font or color, all you have to do is to make a change to that style and update the style. Styles also let you navigate a document faster, collapse sections of a document that you don't need to read at this moment, and in using styles, certain Word tools, such as creating a table of contents, becomes much easier because you can create a TOC based on document style headings. And so, as you can see, there are many, many reasons to use styles in Word.

Automate Word Elements and Tasks
(Music) In Microsoft Word, there are other ribbon tabs that are hidden by default. One of those tabs is the Developer tab, and if you're going to be getting into more advanced things like automation, recording and editing macros or creating forms using content controls, you might as well choose to display that tab, even temporarily. To display hidden tabs on your ribbon, go up to your File menu, all the way down to Options, and go to Customize Ribbon. From this window, all the way over to the right-hand side, you'll see a list of all of your main tabs, some of which will not be checked, like this Developer tab. Checking that Developer tab on and then clicking OK will enable that Developer tab on your ribbon. It's that simple. That is how you enable hidden tabs in Microsoft Word.