Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Soft Returns
Sometimes you may want to start a new line without starting a new paragraph. You do this with a
soft return, created by pressing Shift+Enter. Text that is separated by a soft return is considered to
be part of the same paragraph for formatting purposes.
n Bullets: Starts a bulleted list or converts existing paragraphs to a bulleted list. Click the
button to apply the default bullet style. Click the adjacent arrow to select a different
bullet style.
n Numbering: Starts a numbered list or converts existing paragraphs to a numbered list.
Click the button to apply the default numbering style. Click the adjacent arrow to select
a different numbering style.
n Multilevel list: Creates a multilevel list. See the “Multilevel Lists” section of this chapter
for a fuller explanation.
n Decrease/increase indent: Changes the indent of the left edge of the paragraph.
n Sort: Sorts text alphabetically or numerically. See the “Sorting” section of this chapter for
a full explanation.
n Show/Hide ¶: Shows or hides formatting marks. See the “Show/Hide ¶” section of this
chapter for a full explanation.
n Alignment: Sets paragraph alignment to left, centered, right, or justified.
n Line spacing: Sets the spacing between lines of text. See the “Line Spacing” section of
this chapter for a full explanation.
n Shading: Sets the shading displayed behind the paragraph. Click the button to apply the
default shading displayed on the button. Click the adjacent arrow to select a different
shading.
n Borders: Displays a border around paragraphs. See the “Borders” section of this chapter
for a full explanation.
The following sections provide additional explanation for some of the paragraph formatting tools.
Multilevel Lists
A multilevel list contains items (paragraphs) at two or more levels. Each level is marked with a
different system of numbering, lettering, or symbols and is usually indented with respect to the
previous level. Figure 5.5 shows an example of a three-level multilevel list.
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