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Chapter 4. Quick and Effective Formattin... > Understanding the Basics of Direct F...

Understanding the Basics of Direct Formatting

The techniques you'll learn in this chapter are often called direct formatting because they involve applying formatting directly to text in your document. Even if you've been using Word for some time, this chapter presents many direct formatting techniques and shortcuts you might not be familiar with.

Later, in Chapter 10, “Streamlining Your Formatting with Styles,” you'll learn indirect formatting techniques based on styles. In indirect formatting, you create a style that includes specific formats. Whenever you want a block of text to use those formats, you apply the style, and Word, in turn, applies the formats.


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