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Part 6. Formatting Characters and Paragr... > Checking the Formatting of Your Text

Checking the Formatting of Your Text

Open the Format menu and choose Reveal Formatting to display the Reveal Formatting task pane.

Select the text that you want to examine. A sample of the text appears. Under Formatting of selected text, scroll down the list and review the formatting.

To compare the formatting, mark the Compare to another selection check box and select the second block of text. A sample appears in a second box under Selected text.

Review the differences under Formatting differences. If there are no differences, No formatting differences appears in this list.

INTRODUCTION

Suppose you are finishing a document that was started by someone else and you want to see what formatting has already been applied. Or maybe you have been inconsistent in your formatting and now want to clean it up and finalize your document. Word's Reveal Formatting feature enables you to both examine the formatting of a single selected block of text and to compare the formatting of selections. Furthermore, Word can adjust the formatting of the second selection to match the first.


If there are differences, they will be listed. The formatting to the left of each arrow (->) is from the first selection; the formatting to the right is from the second.

To format the second selection to match the first, point to the second sample box and click the down arrow on its right, then choose Apply Formatting of Original Selection.

Close the Reveal Formatting task pane, and click to deselect the text. The second selection is now formatted to match the first.


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