Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Setting Off Text with Paragraph Decoration
portion of the ruler (below the eighth-inch hash marks) to set the desired tabs. Drag a tab
marker along the ruler to correct its placement; holding the Alt key while dragging shows
you the exact location.
FIGURE 6.15
Choose a tab type using the control at the left side of the ruler, and then click the ruler to set
the tab.
To remove a tab from the ruler, simply drag the tab marker down and away from the ruler
until the mouse pointer is no longer in the ruler area.
Setting Off Text with Paragraph Decoration
A second overall kind of paragraph formatting is something that might be termed paragraph
decoration . This includes shading, boxes, bullets, and other semi-graphical elements that
help the writer call attention to particular paragraphs, or that help the reader better
understand the text.
Numbering or bulleting lists of text
Automatic numbering and bulleting helps clarify the nature of the lists in your document,
as well as saving you the trouble of having to insert numbers and bullets manually, set tab
stops and a hanging indent, adjust the spacing between paragraphs, and apply all the other
paragraph formatting settings needed for a list. Another benefi t of using Word’s numbered
list tool is that if you need to change the order of the items in the list, all you have to do is
drag or cut and paste them. The list then automatically renumbers itself.
Traditionally, you create a numbered list to show steps in a process and a bulleted list for a
nonchronological list of items. Numbered lists are also useful when you want to count the
items in a list, such as when you are providing a “Top 10” list.
You can apply numbering or bullets to selected paragraphs by clicking the Numbering or
Bullets button in the Paragraph group of the Home tab. Each paragraph in the list becomes
a separate numbered or bulleted item.
 
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