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Chapter 4. Advanced Formatting > Advanced Formatting

Advanced Formatting

Word offers a number of formatting options and techniques in addition to those I discuss in Chapter 3:

  • Character spacing includes the horizontal scale, spacing, position, and kerning of characters.

  • Drop Caps enlarges the first character(s) of a paragraph and wraps text around it.

  • Change Case changes the case of typed characters.

  • Bullets and numbering instructs Word to automatically insert bullet characters or numbers at the beginning of paragraphs.

  • Borders and shading enable you to place borders around text, and color or shades of gray within text areas.

  • Format Painter enables you to copy font and paragraph formats from one selection to another.

  • Styles enables you to define and apply named sets of formatting options for individual characters or paragraphs.

  • AutoFormat instructs Word to automatically format text you type.

  • Breaks determines the end of a page, section, or column.

  • Multiple-column text enables you to use newspaper-like columns in documents.

  • Headers and footers enables you to specify text to appear at the top and bottom of every page in the document.

Tip

  • It's a good idea to have a solid understanding of the concepts covered in Chapter 3 before you read this chapter.


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