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Microsoft® Word 2007 Bible by Herb Tyson

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Chapter 13. Building Blocks and Quick Parts

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Building Blocks

  • Quick Parts

  • What happened to AutoText?

  • Backing up and sharing Building Blocks

  • Using fields with Building Blocks

Building Blocks and Quick Parts are new Word 2007 features that are consistent with the broad array of galleries that adorn many parts of the ribbon interface. The basic idea is to provide you with a menu of ready-to-use document parts that you can use to quickly develop a finished document.

Rather than slave away for hours trying each of the different formatting options to achieve the desired look, Word provides a number of ready-made document parts in which the bulk of the work has already been done for you.

Moreover, if none of the prefabricated Building Blocks suit your needs, you can modify them or design your own from scratch. Once you have slaved away, the Building Blocks feature provides a quick and easy way for you to save your work investment, by adding it to the Building Blocks Gallery. The Building Blocks feature also enables you to name and categorize the parts you create, as well as place them into any of a number of galleries.

Using Quick Parts and Building Blocks

To insert a Quick Part into your document, choose Insert

Using Quick Parts and Building Blocks

If you see what you want, click on it to insert it into the current document. Or, for more precise control over how it's inserted, right-click the item for the list of options ...

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