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Chapter 4. Quick and Effective Formattin... > Using On-the-Fly Format Checking

Using On-the-Fly Format Checking

In the past few sections, we've introduced Word's tools for eliminating formatting inconsistencies throughout your documents. But you can avoid those inconsistencies in the first place—and Word can help you systematically eliminate them in existing documents, much as it provides “on-the-fly” and “full document” spell checking.

On-the-Fly Format Checking

To activate on-the-fly format checking, choose Tools, Options; click the Edit tab; check the Mark Formatting Inconsistencies check box; and choose OK. Word marks formatting inconsistencies it identifies in your document with a blue wavy underline, as shown in Figure 4.30. In this example, Word identified some text that was manually formatted to match a heading style (without actually using that heading style).


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