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Themes in Word Documents

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By formatting our document, the headings the lists and other elements in the document is a time consuming procedure. With all the options that we have available, such as type of font, colors and the different graphic elements in order to present our document in the best possible way may seem exhausting.

That is why a lot of users are satisfied with type of fonts such as Times New Roman and headings with font type Arial, just to be sure what they are doing. Thankfully, Word gives us the possibility to change the overall appearance of our document by applying a Theme.

Themes are coordinate type of fonts, colors and designs that we apply to a document in order to give it a professional look.

Difference between Themes and Templates

Themes have got to do with the appearance and the style of the document; on the other hand Templates have got to do with the content of the document. Templates contain styles, formatting, sometimes headers and footers and some text. All we have to do is to replace the text that is there with the text that we will type in. We create a template just like a document but we save it in a different way. That is because we never actually use the template but we use a copy of it actually. In my next post I will describe how to download and create custom Templates.

In order for us to apply a Theme in our document we must select the Page Layout tab and then from the area of the ribbon named Themes to select the Themes as shown in the image below.

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How To Insert Page Breaks And Section Breaks

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Many times we have finished typing in our document and we want to start a new page in order to continue typing. Many people in order to move to a new page start pressing the Enter button until they see a new page appear. Wrong.

That’s why Word provides us with Page Breaks and Section Breaks. We use them in order to change the  layout or format changes in a document.

To simply create a Page Break, we move our cursor to the end of the last paragraph of our document and then we select the Insert tab and from the area of the ribbon named Pages we select the command Page Break as we can see in the image below. Where the insertion point is, that is where the page ends and the next page begins.

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Create Handouts From PowerPoint In A Word Document

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Many of us I believe have thought of a way on how to include PowerPoint slides, outlines, or notes in a Word document. Well the solution is very easy and here is the way on how it can be done;

First of all we must open the PowerPoint Presentation that we want to convert to Word.

For the PowerPoint 2007 users we must select the Office Button which is located at the top left corner of our window, and from the drop down menu that appears we select the category Publish and then from the right we select the command Create Handouts in Microsoft Office Word.

For the PowerPoint 2010 users we must select the tab File in order to go to backstage view and from the drop down menu we select the category Save & Send and then from the right we select the command Create Handouts as shown in the image below.

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How To Insert A Watermark In A Word Document

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What is a Watermark though?

They are text or pictures that appear behind of the document text in a faded form. With a Watermark we can mark a document as Confidential, Draft and many more statuses. In order for us to see the Watermark we must be in Print Layout view or Full Screen Reading view.

To insert a Watermark in our document we must select the Page Layout tab and then from the area of the ribbon named Page Background we select the command Watermark as shown in the image below.

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Themes in Word Documents

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By formatting our document, the headings the lists and other elements in the document is a time consuming procedure. With all the options that we have available, such as type of font, colors and the different graphic elements in order to present our document in the best possible way may seem exhausting.

That is why a lot of users are satisfied with type of fonts such as Times New Roman and headings with font type Arial, just to be sure what they are doing. Thankfully, Word gives us the possibility to change the overall appearance of our document by applying a Theme.

Themes are coordinate type of fonts, colors and designs that we apply to a document in order to give it a professional look.

Difference between Themes and Templates

Themes have got to do with the appearance and the style of the document; on the other hand Templates have got to do with the content of the document. Templates contain styles, formatting, sometimes headers and footers and some text. All we have to do is to replace the text that is there with the text that we will type in. We create a template just like a document but we save it in a different way. That is because we never actually use the template but we use a copy of it actually. In my next post I will describe how to download and create custom Templates.

In order for us to apply a Theme in our document we must select the Page Layout tab and then from the area of the ribbon named Themes to select the Themes as shown in the image below.

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Working With Templates in Office 2010

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Templates are a special type of a document, where text, character, paragraph style and page formatting have been saved. All we have to do is to replace the text in the appropriate place holders. We create a Template the same way we create a document, but the difference is that we save it in a different way. This means that when we use it, we are not using the original Template but a copy of it. Templates are also available in Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

Below I will describe how we can create a New Document based on a Template available in Word 2010. The same procedure is followed with the other applications.

We select the File tab in order to move to backstage view and from the drop down menu that appears we select the command New as we can see in the image below.

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Counting Lines in Our Document

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We have written a long document, and we want to refer to a specific line in our document such as a legal document. What do we do? Well we don’t start counting lines with our fingers, that’s for sure.

Thankfully with Microsoft Word we can count automatically the lines in our document and display the line numbering at the left of each line.

In order to use the Line Numbers command we must select the Page Layout tab and then from the area of the ribbon named Page Setup we select the arrow at the right of the command Line Numbers in order for the drop down menu to appear as shown below.

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