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In this tutorial, we will look at setting up text styles in Microsoft Publisher. Text Styles can save you time and help keep your document formatting consistent.
Here we have a story pasted into a text box in Publisher. The text carried over the formatting from the previous source, so we want to change that to match our new document.
To set a style for this text, select the whole story by clicking and dragging. You can also click in the text box and press Ctrl + A to select the whole text.
Now on the Home tab, we will select the Styles button. In the drop down menu, select New Style which is located at the bottom.
This will open the New Style dialog box (as shown in the image below).
In the first field (Enter new style name) we will call this style News Story.
Then we will use the buttons on the right to change the characteristics of the style.
First, select Font and from the Font dialog box we will select Times New Roman for the Font and 10 for the font size. Select OK when your font selections are complete.
Next, select Character spacing. Here we can change the scale of the text or we can change the tracking which is the space in between the letters. The option for Kerning will determine how much the characters overlap. We aren’t going to make any changes to the Character spacing at this time. Select OK to close the Character Spacing window.
Now, select Paragraph so we can check out our paragraph spacing.
We are going to change our First line indentation to .2.
We are changing our After paragraphs spacing to 0.
Then we will change our Between lines spacing to 11 points.
Notice as you make changes in the Paragraph window, the changes are showing in the Sample box at the bottom. Select OK to accept the changes.
In the New Style window, you will notice there are also options for Bullets and numbering, Horizontal rules (places a horizontal rule between paragraphs), and Tabs if you are dealing with a tab list.
Check the Description at the bottom of the window to make sure your changes are set correctly and select OK.
Our story has been updated with the new style.
Now, if we paste additional stories into our publication, we can highlight the text and choose the News Story style from the Style drop down menu (as shown in the image below). This will automatically apply this style to the text and save you time.
This concludes the Styles tutorial.
Click next to continue to the Objects tutorial.