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· Characters that are typed and characters that aren't, such as paragraph marks, tab marks, section marks, and more. These are covered a bit later in the chapter. · Formatting applied to those characters, whether it is applied directly through character formatting or indirectly through paragraph formatting. · Formatting applied to the sections in a document. This includes section location and page layout information such as margins and alignment. · Styles defined in the document itself or copied from the template the document is based on. · Customizations made in the document or copied from the template the docu- ment is based on. · Macros defined in the document or in the template attached to the document. · Different versions of the document created using the File Versions command. · True Type fonts used in the document if the Tools Options Save "Embed True Type Fonts" option is enabled. · Form fields and the data entered in them. · A preview picture of the document if the File Properties Summary Save Preview Picture option is enabled. · Graphics embedded in the document using the Insert Picture command. Obviously, a lot of stuff is (or can be) saved in a document file. This helps explain how document files can quickly grow to a large size even when you haven't written very much. A document file can hold many of the same items as a template. In fact, documents usually do contain all of the customizations, macros, etc. that exist in the template they are attached to. All of that information is copied to the document file. The only thing that a document cannot contain but a template can is formatted AutoText entries. Why, then, even use templates? There are two reasons. First, it is much easier to base a new document on a template than on another document. Second, you can quickly attach new tem- plates to existing documents. All of this is covered in the section on templates later in this chapter. How Word Works There are a few things that can be done with a document file outside the realm of Word. For starters, double-click the file to launch Word and open the file. Issue the print command from the file's context menu to quickly open the file, print it using Word's default print settings, and then close it again. This is just like choosing the Print button on the Standard toolbar. Finally, open a file's property sheet by right- clicking the file and choosing Properties from the context menu. One of two things happens on opening the property sheet: Word Files | 27