Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Advanced layout options
Editing spacing around headlines and stories
Newspapers use spacing creatively to help readers ﬁ nd their way around stories.
They often indent the ﬁ rst line of a paragraph and add extra blank space between
different stories, for example.
The advanced paragraph formatting options give you control over features like
this. Despite the name, the options don’t have to be applied to a paragraph – they
can be applied to any chunk of text, including headlines. If you select a group of
paragraphs, the same formatting will be applied to each one.
Select your text. It doesn’t matter if an embedded picture gets selected too. On the
Home ribbon, ﬁ nd the Paragraph section. Then click the tiny icon to the right of
its name, shown on Figure 3.10, to open the advanced paragraph options.
Border and shading options
Advanced paragraph options