Saving a Style Set in Word
Learn how to save a style that can work between documents.
I have been working on a series of documents that require special formatting for our university. Sometimes I work on a Mac and sometimes I work on a PC, and it frustrates me to open up the documents and not have the styles I created available.
Create a style in Word
If you don't know how to create a style, you are a step behind these instructions. You need to at least format some text and save it as a style. This is on the home tab, Styles.
Save Style as a Set
My problem is that I was only using styles from the HOME tab. I needed to go to the design tab and choose "Save as New Style Set". This prompted the template window. Now there is a file that can be shared between computers and opened to apply to other documents.
Microsoft Word has an easy tool available for you.
As I am working with documents (and working with professors who are working with documents), it is clear that there needs to be an easy tool to make sure our handouts and writing will adapt to screen readers and people who are using alternative fonts for reading needs.
The National Center on Disability and Access to Education has a great collection of cheatsheets on creating accessible content. I recommend and use these frequently!
AHH! I have been working on a handout and when I copy the words from one page to another, there is a white highlighting. I have marked "no highlight" ... but still, it highlights.
Here is the solution I found.
Choose "Clear Formatting". It removes all the formatting so I had to redo the Heading 2 Style that I was using ... but it worked. It is on the home tab and looks like a little eraser, and in the Styles Pane.
Teacher, Writer, Editor, Instructional Designer.