Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Figure 17-3: AutoFormat options.
Disabling the @#$%&! AutoFormat
Formatting is subjective. Sometimes you want AutoFormat to help you out, and sometimes
AutoFormat makes you angry enough to want to hurl the computer out an open window. Either way,
the AutoCorrect dialog box, shown earlier in Figure 17-2 , controls AutoFormat.
To disable settings in the AutoCorrect dialog box, follow the Steps (1 through 4) in the earlier
section, “Enjoying automagical text.” Remove the check marks by the options that vex you on the
AutoFormat As You Type tab in that dialog box. But you’re not done!
You also need to click the AutoFormat tab in the AutoCorrect dialog box. There are even more
options to undo on that tab.
Click the OK button when you’re done, and close the Word Options window.
You can also disable options as you type by using the AutoFormat options menu, shown
in Figure 17-3 , and described in the preceding section.
Center a Page, Top to Bottom
Nothing makes a document title nice and crisp like having it sit squat in the center of a page. The
title is centered left to right, which you can do by selecting Center alignment for the title’s
paragraph. But how about centering the title top to bottom?
If you’re thinking about whacking the Enter key 17 times in a row to center a title top to bottom,
stop! Let Word do the math to make the title perfectly centered. Here’s how:
1. Move the insertion pointer to the start of your document.
The Ctrl+Home key combination moves you there instantly.
2. Type and format your document’s title.
It can be on a single line or on several lines.
To center the title, select it and press Ctrl+E, the Center keyboard shortcut. Apply any additional
font or paragraph formatting as necessary.
 
 
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