Building blocks are pieces of reusable text, graphics, and objects that you can easily insert in your documents. They can be as simple as an opening line to a paragraph, or as complex as an entire cover page.
Select the text or graphic you want to save as a building block.
Click the Insert tab.
Click the Quick Parts button.
Select Save Selection to Quick Part Gallery.
The Create New Building Block dialog box opens, where you can give the building block a name, category, and description.
(Optional) Change the building block’s name, category, and description.
If the building block you’re creating is a cover page, page number, header, footer, quick table, or watermark, you can add it to one of those existing galleries. Otherwise, you can specify Quick Parts so that it will appear in the Quick Parts gallery.
(Optional) Select a gallery.
The building block is added to the selected gallery.
When you create a building block, it’s saved as part of a special Building Blocks template. Anything saved in this template will be available in any document you work on, from the computer it was created on. If you'll only need a certain building block in documents based off one template, or if you want to distribute a building block with that template, you can save a building block to another template instead.
Click the Quick Parts button on the Insert tab.
Select the Building Blocks Organizer.
As you can see in the Template column, building blocks can be stored in either document templates, or a special Building Blocks template.
Select a building block that you want to move.
Click the Edit Properties button.
The Modify Building Block window opens, where you can edit the same properties that are available when you first create a building block.
Click the Save In list arrow.
This list displays the Building Blocks template, as well as the template or templates that the current document is based on.
Select a template.
The building block is moved to the selected template.