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Formatting Text As You Go
throughout the document will appear with the format you want. Similarly, you can make
choices about things such as the look and spacing of bulleted and numbered lists and
special elements like quotes, tables, and more.
Later in this topic we’ll take a close look at paragraph and list formatting (Chapter 11,
“Formatting Your Document”) and adding and creating Quick Styles (Chapter 12), but
knowing where to find some of the common tools is a good idea right off the bat. This
enables you to format your document text as you go along—which can save you time
reformatting later.
Remember that the formats in your document are coordinated according to the theme
that you choose for the document. This means that the fonts, colors, and effects
(shadows and rules) are all orchestrated so that if you want to change a theme later,
you can change the whole look with a click of the mouse. Bear in mind though that
elements that you format directly on the page—that is, when you change the theme
formatting for a specific element—won’t be reflected in the larger theme change if you
choose one later on.
Formatting document content is one of the principal tasks undertaken in Office Word 2010,
and you’ll find formatting commands readily available on the Home tab that you’ll use
regularly while you’re creating your document, as shown in Figure 7-5.
Figure 7-5 The Home tab houses common formatting tools you’ll use as you’re adding
document content.
Word 2010 comes with a set of preconigured Quick Style Sets. These sets apply the
fonts that are part of the theme you select, which helps you speed up the formatting
process in your documents. The Quick Style Sets include font families, sizes, and color
settings that you can apply easily to your content. You can modify the theme fonts,
create custom Quick Style Sets, and even add them to the Ribbon if you like. For more
information about working with themes, see Chapter 4. For more information about
Quick Styles, see Chapter 12.
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