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13.1: Design Tab

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    The Design tab allows the user to adjust the organization and visual structure, of the document. The first option to change in the upper left-hand corner of the tab is a Design Theme. Clicking on the Themes icon clipboard_e9e62d9c04720215ee9c9620d3cb0fe06.png will launch a drop-down box with a large variety of templates for document themes. A document theme is a uniform set of organizational and stylistic structures that provide differentiation between headings and subheadings and provide easy navigation and comprehension for the reader. Just as you could imagine that PowerPoint has a variety of specific themes to choose from to display your slide show, so to can Microsoft Word provide themes. In addition to themes, Microsoft Word has many document style formats that ensure uniform line spacing and document & font organization to the entire document. The colors and fonts buttons/button allow you to apply different colors to the different document styles options, and the Fonts menu applies a unique font to the entire document. Paragraph Spacing, Effects, and Set as Default options clipboard_ec18a5ac6a911f0b4db1ec2ed657ed01c.png allow the user to set the default Paragraph Spacing, and default text effects to apply to the entire document and to Microsoft Word when the document is launched.

    Finally, the Page Background Group clipboard_e8632392e87c6b0776c0444f6ef51b957.png Allow the user to create a document Watermark, which is a light color that covers the document (examples include the words Draft, Confidential, or Private. You can also use the drop-down menu that launches when the Watermark icon is selected to customize your Watermark. Page Color changes the background color of the document page (the default background color is white. Finally, Page Borders launches the Border menu for Borders and Shading and this menu has been described previously in detail. In summary, the Borders and shading group determine the shading effect for a page border and the thickness and style of the border. The border settings can apply to a paragraph or the entire document.

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    13.1: Design Tab is shared under a CC BY license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Nick Heisserer.

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