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Figure 14-4. Viewing available styles Creating a Tem- plate part, the dialogs opened by these commands are the standard formatting dialogs available on Word's Format menu. For this reason, I'm going to refer you to Chapter 8, for specifics on using the formatting tools. As you can see from the description area in Figure 14-5, I've already applied the necessary formatting to the MLA Body style. The description means that I used the Normal style and added the 10-point font size formatting and double line spacing. Click OK once the style is defined and Word adds it to the document. Next, I created the other styles I need using the same basic procedure. Here's a quick synopsis of the creation: 1. I based the new MLA Heading style on Word's Normal style. I reduced the font to 10-point, added bold facing, and set the line spacing to double. I also set it so that the style for the following paragraph would always be MLA Body, rea- soning that after typing a heading, the user would start in on the body text. 2. I based the MLA Quotation style on the MLA Body style, reasoning that most of the formatting was the same and all I'd have to do was set the indents to 1 inch. I set the style for the following paragraph to MLA Body, since this is the most likely thing to follow a quotation. 3. I created the MLA Emphasis character style based on Word's built-in emphasis style, which is really the same thing. Why not just have users select Word's emphasis style instead? As noted above, the simple reason is convenience. By Creating Styles | 351