Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Applying Text Formatting
INSIDE OUT Use AutoCorrect in equations
You might’ve noticed the Math AutoCorrect tab in the AutoCorrect dialog box
shown earlier in Figure 5-2. Math AutoCorrect provides similar functionality within a
math region (the frame that encompasses an equation). Type a mnemonic character
sequence, and Office automatically replaces it with the associated symbol or word.
For example, type \le, and Office changes it to , the symbol for less than or equal to.
You can review the predeined mnemonic sequences and add your own by opening
AutoCorrect (for details about how to do this, see the steps in “Entering Boilerplate and
Other Oft-Used Text” on page 116) and clicking Math AutoCorrect. Math AutoCorrect is
not available in Excel.
Applying Text Formatting
One of the most essential feature sets for enhancing the appearance of your documents—
the ability to format text—is also among the easiest to understand and implement. In short,
you select the text you want to format and then choose one of several readily accessible
tools for applying the format. Figure 5-4 shows how it’s done.
Figure 5-4 In all Office programs except Excel, a Mini toolbar appears above the selected
text; point at it to keep it from fading away. To display the Mini toolbar in Excel, right-click the
selection.
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