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chapter 3 Formatting in Word ormatting is the part of word processing that lets you loosen up and have a little fun. You can dress up your bland 12-point Times with any typeface you choose--bold or italic for emphasis, color for variety, borders around certain paragraphs, and so on. It's important to understand that Word offers independent formatting controls for each of four entities: characters (individual letters and words), paragraphs (anything you've typed that's followed by a press of the Return key), sections (similar to chap- ters, as described on page 137), and the entire document. Attributes like bold and italic are character formatting; line spacing and centering are paragraph attributes; page numbering is done on a section-by-section basis; and margin settings are con- sidered document settings. Understanding these distinctions will help you know where to look to achieve a certain desired effect. F The Formatting Palette The Formatting Palette, which debuted in Office 2001 and received a complete over- haul for Office X, puts Word's most common formatting commands within easy reach. It opens when you first open a Word document. If it's been hidden, you can bring it back by choosing ViewFormatting Palette or clicking the Formatting Pal- ette button on the Standard toolbar; both methods alternately hide and show the palette. The options on the Formatting Palette change depending on what you're doing. When you click a photo or drawing, for example, the palette changes to show the chapter 3: formatting in word 109