Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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5 Formatting text for best appearance
Formatting text for
In this section:
You might use Microsoft Word 2013 to write a report, create a cook-
Formatting with styles
book, or compose a letter. No matter what document you’re working
on, though, the appearance of your text is nearly as important as its con-
tent in getting your point across.
Creating and modifying styles
Using the Styles pane
Changing character formatting
In this section you’ll learn to use styles, which are collections of formats
that can be applied in groups. You’ll also find out how to apply direct for-
matting to selected text in addition to its style.
Using the Format Painter
Changing paragraph formatting
Lists of items are very common in Word documents. If the order of the
items in a list is important, you can automatically number them. If all the
items are equally important, you can format the list items as a bullet list
using the standard solid-black dot or other shapes of your choosing.
Adding borders and shading
Building a bulleted or numbered list
Using multilevel numbered headings
When you modify an existing document, especially one that you didn’t
create yourself, you need to know what styles and direct formatting are
responsible for the appearance of each part of the text. Word 2013 has
tools to assist you in getting the job done.
Revealing existing formatting