Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Chapter 2: Laying Out Text and Pages
Chapter 2: Laying Out
Text and Pages
In This Chapter
Entering a section break
Starting a new line and page
Changing the margins
Indenting text
Numbering pages and handling headers and footers
Adjusting the space between lines and paragraphs
Handling bulleted and numbered lists
Hyphenating the text
This chapter explains how to format text and pages. A well-laid-out
document says a lot about how much time and thought was put into it. This
chapter presents tips, tricks, and techniques for making pages look just
In this chapter, you learn what section breaks are and why they are so
important to formatting. You discover how to establish the size of margins,
indent text, number pages, construct headers and footers, determine how
much space appears between lines of text, handle lists, and hyphenate text.
Paragraphs and Formatting
Back in English class, your teacher taught you that a paragraph is a part
of a longer composition that presents one idea or, in the case of dialogue,
presents the words of one speaker. Your teacher was right, too, but for
wordprocessing purposes, a paragraph is a lot less than that. In word processing, a
paragraph is simply what you put on-screen before you press the Enter key.
For instance, a heading is a paragraph. If you press Enter on a blank line to
go to the next line, the blank line is considered a paragraph. If you type Dear
John at the top of a letter and press Enter, “Dear John” is a paragraph.
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