Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
AutoFormatting in Word
Getting Things Right
Pound signs (#) create a triple line: a bold center line with thin lines above
and below it.
Asterisks (*) create a dashed line.
Hyphens (-) create a thin line (but be careful that two consecutive hyphens
don’t autoformat into a dash).
Underscores (_) create a bold line.
Equal signs (=) create a double line.
— Built-in Heading styles. This option automatically formats a paragraph of
five or fewer words as a heading when you take one of these actions:
For Heading 1, type a new line.
For Heading 2, precede the new line with a single tab.
For Heading 3, precede the new line with two tabs.
Whichever level of heading you want, be sure that the line does not end
with any mark of punctuation, and then press Enter twice to apply the
— Automatic numbered lists. This option automatically formats your text as
a numbered list when you start a new line by typing 1 followed by a period
or a tab. Press Enter twice to end the list.
These are the standard settings for AutoFormat
As You Type. Turn any checkbox off or on to make
your AutoFormat settings the way you want them.