Create and apply styles in digital document Class 10 best guide

Create and apply styles in digital document is the first learning outcome of CBSE IT 402 – Unit 1 Digital Documentation (Advanced).

In this article you will get the complete guide for create and apply styles in digital document class 10.

Styles/Categories in Word Processor

Documentation software provides strong features of formatting a document. It allows various kinds of formatting. These are:

  1. Character Formatting
  2. Paragraph Formatting
  3. Page Formatting

Definition of Style

Styles are set of predefined formatting already defined in style gallery or can be created by user. The set of commands can be font color, size, font names etc. Documentation software has its own gallery of inbuilt styles. Its just a drag and drop facility to apply frequently used formatting in document. 

create and apply styles in digital document in MS Word

In this section we will discuss about crate and apply styles in digital document in MS Word.

Style Gallery in MS Word 2013

Styles Gallery in MS Word
Styles Gallery in MS Word

User can find styles gallery on Home tab in MS Word 2013 in Styles group. 

Styles gallery in Open Office Writer
Styles gallery in Open Office Writer

User can activate styles gallery through Format — Styles and Formatting or by pressing F11 key.

Applying Style in MS Word 2013

Step 1. Select the text on which an existing style is required. 

Step 2. Click on Home tab and Choose desired style from styles group. 

create and apply styles in digital documents in OO Writer document

Applying an Existing Style in OO Writer

Step 1. Activate style gallery as discussed earlier. Styles and Formatting gallery will appear.

Step 2. Choose desired style from the list.

Step 3. Find the fill format bucket (available on top right corner of styles gallery window) and click on it.

Step 4. Now drag the bucket on desired content.

Creating styles in MS Word 2013

Step 1. Click on Styles dialog box launcher (Refer fig. 1.1) to open Styles drop down menu.

Step 2. Click on New Style button as shown in fig. 1.3.

New Style Button in MS Word 2013
New Style Button in MS Word 2013

Step 3. New window appears with “Create New Style From Formatting” title. Now type desired name in Name box and choose desired formatting from the given options for new style.

Step 4. When all formatting options has been got selected then check the preview and click on OK button.

Step 5. A new style will appear on styles gallery.

Creating styles in OO Writer

Step 1. Click on Format — Styles and Formatting option to activate styles gallery.

Step 2. Click on Create New Style from Selection option (Refer fig 1.2), a new drop down menu will appear with following options:

  1. New Style from Selection : Allows to create new style
  2. Update Style: Allows to update existing style
  3. Load Style: Load Style from another template

A small window will appear with the title “Create Style“.

Step 3. Type desired style name and click on OK button. A newly created style will take place into style gallery. 

Step 4. Select the newly created style and right click on it. Select Modify option to apply various formatting.

Step 5. Select appropriate formatting from the opened window and click on when finished.

Load style from template or another document

MS Word (create and apply styles in the document)

Step 1. Click on Styles dialog box launcher (Refer fig. 1.1) to open Styles drop down menu.

Step 2. Click on manage styles button, (3rd button from New Style Button) in drop down.

Step 3. Click on Import/Export button and Select document template.

Step 4. Click on close button when finished.

OO Writer (create and apply styles in the document)

Step 1. Click on Format — Styles and Formatting option to activate styles gallery.

Step 2. Click on Create New Style from Selection option (Refer fig 1.2), a new drop down menu will appear, select Load Styles option. Load Styles dialog box will appear.

Step 3. Select styles from available templates or Find button From File and click on it.

Step 4. Select document template to load styles.

Step 5. Click on OK when finished, Style will take place into styles gallery. 

Create a new style from drag and drop

This feature is available  in OO Writer not in MS Word. Follow these steps to create slide using drag and drop. 

Step 1. Open OO Writer and type the text or prepare contents. 

Step 2. Apply the desired formatting.

Step 3. Open styles and formatting dialog box window, click on format→styles and formatting option. 

Step 4. Select and drag the formatted contents from document to styles and formatting window. 

Step 5. Type new style name for style dragged.

Step 6. Click on OK button.

Click here to read notes from Open Office.org which is provided in CBSE study material.

Click here to read topic wise notes for IT 402.

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