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Part II: Formatting Documents > Formatting Lines and Paragraphs

Chapter 10. Formatting Lines and Paragraphs

  • Aligning paragraphs

    Paragraphs can be left-aligned, centered, right-aligned, or justified using menu commands, the formatting toolbar, or with keyboard shortcuts.

  • Setting tabs and indents

    Tab stops are set prior to using them. Tab styles can be selected including left, centered, right, decimal, or bar. Unlike margins, which apply to an entire document, you can change indents for specific paragraphs.

  • Numbering lines

    Add line numbers to sections of a document or to the entire document.

  • Adjusting line and paragraph spacing

    Space between lines and paragraphs can be adjusted to your needs.

  • Adding shading and borders to paragraphs

    Shading and borders can be added to paragraphs to enhance the look of your document.

In writing, a paragraph is a series of sentences linked together to convey a single thought or idea, or to describe a single image. In Word 97, the definition of a paragraph is less lyrical: A paragraph is any amount of text—or no text at all—that ends when you press Enter. A paragraph may be the title of a story, an item in a list, a blank line between other paragraphs, or a series of sentences linked together to convey a single thought or idea.


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