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Chapter 11. Using Styles for Repetitive ... > Using Styles versus Direct Formattin...

Using Styles versus Direct Formatting

You can create and apply two types of styles: character styles and paragraph styles.Character styles include any of the options available from the Font dialog box, such as bold, italic, and small caps. Character styles store only character formatting, and apply to selected text or to the word containing the insertion point.Paragraph styles include character and paragraph formatting, tab settings, paragraph positioning, borders and shading, and language used for spell checking. Paragraph styles can store both character and paragraph formatting, and apply to selected paragraphs or the paragraph containing the insertion point.

You can type a plain business letter and then apply a set of styles automatically with theAutoFormat command on the Format menu to give it a professional appearance. Word applies styles to common text elements, such as bulleted and numbered lists and headings. In addition, Word makes small improvements, such as changing straight quotation marks(") to curved typesetting quotation marks, often called "smart quotes" (" "). You can review and undo the changes Word has made and make further changes of your own.


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