Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Shading that’s too dark for printing: If you apply navy shading behind black
text, chances are it won’t be readable when printed, especially if your color printer
does a poor job rendering color or you are printing to a black and white printer.
Choosing the Lighter 60% or Lighter 80% variations of the right six accent colors
under Theme Colors in the Shading pallet usually is safer than choosing one of the
deeper variations on the rows below.
Shading that’s not optimized for on-screen viewing: If you believe most users will
be reading your document online or if you plan to convert it to a PDF, keep in mind
that it’s sometimes easier to read light text on a dark background on-screen. This
means that you might consider changing to a white text ﬁ fill and dark shading for
paragraphs you want to emphasize.
In this chapter we’ve explored the ins and outs of direct paragraph formatting. You should
have also started to develop a better sense of when to use direct paragraph formatting, and
when to take it to the next level and create your own style, one of the skills you’fill learn in
Chapter 7. You should now be able to do the following:
Decide when to use direct formatting, and when to use a style.
Distinguish between paragraph-formatting attributes and other kinds of attributes.
Properly indent and align any paragraph, as well as determine how to ﬁ nd and use
the appropriate tools.
Adjust line spacing in a paragraph and spacing before and after paragraphs.
Decide when to use tabs versus when to use a table.
Apply and remove bullets and numbering.
Use shading and boxes to highlight paragraphs.