Formatting Documents in Word 2019 for Windows

Word 2019 (Windows)    |    Beginner
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Discover how to use Word 2019's formatting tools to personalize a document's properties in this 20-video course. Word allows users to change the font, size, and formatting such as bold, italic, and underline options, all giving the user greater control over the look and feel of a document. Key topics covered here include how to change the font, size, and formatting of a document, and how to use bold, italic, and underlining options effectively. First, observe how to use color, effects, and intuitive alignment tools to transform text quickly and give the document a more readable appearance. Learn about the use of such tools as double strikethrough and small caps checkboxes. Then learn how to apply multiple formatting tools simultaneously in the same way. Continue by learning how to use Themes in Word, which combine different elements in text styles, WordArt, SmartArt, and other features. You will also learn how to change paragraph spacing, using presets varying from Compact to more Open spacing, and how to set your theme as default. In order to practice what you have learned, you will find the Word document named Word 2019 for Windows: Formatting Documents Exercise as well as the associated materials in the Resources section.


  • Change your document text's font and size
    Use colors and highlighting tools in your document
    Use upper and lower case tools in your document
    Align your document's text
    Add text effects in your document
    Modify your paragraph spacing in your document
    Insert bullet points in your document
    Create your own list style for your document
    Organize your text into columns in your document
    Use tab stops in your document
  • Use the hyphenation tools in your document
    Use text styles in your document
    Create your own text style for your document
    Create style sets for your document
    Inspect your text formatting in your document
    Import styles from another document into your document
    Create a title with wordart for your document
    Use different wordart effects in your document
    Change the fill style of a shape in your document
    Change your document's theme


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    Once you have entered some text, you can begin to personalize its properties. Word allows you to change the font, size and format qualities, such as bold, italic and underline options. FREE ACCESS
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    If you want a word or a phrase to stand out in your document, you will find Word's color options very useful! In Word, you can change the color of your text and even highlight certain entries. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Using upper & lower case tools in Word 2019 for Windows
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    Word's case tools allow you to quickly and easily modify the case of your text. You can automatically insert capital letters at the start of sentences and also use them to toggle between upper and lower case letters. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Aligning your text in Word 2019 for Windows
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    If you want to improve the appearance of your document, you can use the align options. These options include aligning your text to the left margin, aligning it to the right margin and centering your text. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Adding text effects in Word 2019 for Windows
    3m 39s
    Word's text effects can help you to make your text stand out. You can add shadow, reflection and glow effects to your text. These effects can even be customized. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Modifying your paragraph spacing in Word 2019 for Windows
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    Changing the paragraph spacing settings can improve your document's structure and make it easier to read. It is therefore important to know how to change these settings. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Inserting bullet points in Word 2019 for Windows
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    Do you want to give some structure to your text? If you do, you may find the bullet point tools useful. In Word, you can create more than one type of bullet point list. This list can also be modified manually. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Creating your own list style in Word 2019 for Windows
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    If the default bullet and number list styles available in Word are not to your liking, you can create your own multi-level list style. You can specify the formatting styles, the characters used for each bullet point, and even the indent settings at each level within your list. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Organizing your text into columns in Word 2019 for Windows
    4m 34s
    In Word, you can organize your text into columns. This can be particularly useful if your page contains a lot of text and is laid out in landscape format, or if you are creating a magazine or newspaper document. You can choose the number of columns used, modify your column widths, and even adjust the spacing between your columns. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Using tab stops in Word 2019 for Windows
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    Tab stops can be used to adjust the layout of your text items, and even structure them as if in a table. This can help to improve the presentation of your document. In Word, you can use the ruler to manually insert, modify and remove your tab stops. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Using the hyphenation tools in Word 2019 for Windows
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    If a word is too long for a particular line, Word will normally move it to the next line. If however you would rather hyphenate your words and save some space on your page, then you can do that instead. The hyphenation function can be switched on and off manually, but you can also tell Word to do it automatically. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Using text styles in Word 2019 for Windows
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    With Word's text styles, you can quickly customize the appearance and format of your text. Using text styles means that you no longer have to manually edit multiple text strings in your document if you want to change their formatting. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Creating your own text style in Word 2019 for Windows
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    If you want to be able to reuse a particular combination of text formats, you can save your settings as a custom style. Once you have created a style, you can modify it and make changes to the saved values. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Creating style sets in Word 2019 for Windows
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    If you have customized a number of different text styles in your Word document, then you may want to use them to create a style set that can be used to apply those text formats to a completely different file. These style sets can be easily accessed and applied to your document. FREE ACCESS
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    15.  Inspecting your text formatting in Word 2019 for Windows
    4m 45s
    In Word, you can visualize the formatting and style settings that have been applied to your document's text items. The format inspection tools can even be used to select all the text in your document that has been formatted in the same way. This allows you to make overall and simultaneous changes to a large number of text items in your document. FREE ACCESS
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    16.  Importing styles from another document in Word 2019 for Windows
    3m 57s
    If you often use the same text and paragraph styles in Word, you may find it useful to know how to export your styles and apply them to text items in a completely different document. In Word, you can extract text and paragraph styles from one document and import them straight into another document that you are working on. FREE ACCESS
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    17.  Creating a title with WordArt in Word 2019 for Windows
    Your document's title is the first thing that the reader will see. It's therefore important to get it right. A good way of creating an attractive and interesting title is to use Word's WordArt tools. FREE ACCESS
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    18.  Using different WordArt effects in Word 2019 for Windows
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    One way of customizing your titles in Word is to change the fill and outline effects that have been applied. You can, for example, choose from a number of predefined colors and styles, or even create your own style using the different colour, gradient and transparency settings. FREE ACCESS
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    19.  Changing the fill style of a shape in Word 2019 for Windows
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    Once you have inserted a shape into your document, it is possible to use fill effects on it. In Word, there are several possible fill effects, including textures, patterns and even images. FREE ACCESS
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    20.  Changing your document's theme in Word 2019 for Windows
    3m 18s
    Changing a document's theme allows you to change the overall appearance for your entire document. The Word themes are therefore extremely useful for changing the overall appearance of your document. Once you have applied a theme, you can also make manual adjustments and choose the individual components that you wish to use. FREE ACCESS


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