Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Changing Document Settings
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Click the Font box arrow (Modify
Style dialog box) to display the Font
list. Scroll to and then click Times
New Roman in the list to change the
font for the style being modii ed.
Click the Font Size box arrow
style being
modii ed
(Modify Style dialog box) and then
click 12 in the Font Size list to
change the font size for the style
being modii ed.
Font box arrow
Font Size box
arrow
Ensure that the ‘Only in this
document’ option button is
selected (Figure 2– 4).
Will all future documents use the
new font and font size?
No, because the ‘Only in this
document’ option button is selected.
If you want all future documents to
use a new setting, you would select
the ‘New documents based on this
template’ option button.
font changed
font size changed
OK button
option button
selected
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Style dialog box) to update the
Normal style to the specii ed
settings.
Click the OK button (Modify
Figure 2– 4
Other Ways
1. Click Styles Dialog Box
Launcher, click box arrow
next to style name, click
Modify on menu, change
settings (Modify Style
dialog box), click OK button
2. Press ALT + CTRL + SHIFT + S ,
click box arrow next to
style name, click Modify
on menu, change settings
(Modify Style dialog box),
click OK button
Adjusting Line and Paragraph Spacing
Line spacing is the amount of vertical space between lines of text in a paragraph.
Paragraph spacing is the amount of space above and below a paragraph. By default, the
Normal style places 10 points of blank space after each paragraph and inserts a vertical
space equal to 1.15 lines between each line of text. It also automatically adjusts line height
to accommodate various font sizes and graphics.
The MLA documentation style requires that you double-space the entire research
paper. That is, the amount of vertical space between each line of text and above and below
paragraphs should be equal to one blank line. The next sets of steps adjust line spacing
and paragraph spacing according to the MLA documentation style.
Line Spacing
If the top of a set of
characters or a graphical
image is chopped off,
then line spacing may be
set to Exactly. To remedy
the problem, change line
spacing to 1.0, 1.15, 1.5,
2.0, 2.5, 3.0, or At least (in
the Paragraph dialog box),
all of which accommodate
the largest font or image.
 
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