Chapter 6. Editing Word Processing Documents

In This Chapter

  • Managing paragraphs

  • Using headers and footers

  • Using the Sections menu to add and reuse sections

  • Navigating through a word processing document

In Chapter 5, you saw how to create Pages documents — both word processing and page layout types of documents. When you find yourself looking at a blank word processing document or a document based on a template, this chapter tells you what to do next.

This chapter deals with the major entities in your word processing document, such as paragraphs, headers, and footers. Later, in Chapter 9, you see how to fine-tune both page layout and word processing documents. The format bar, which is discussed in Chapter 9, can be used for fine-tuning or for quick shortcuts.

One of the nice things about a word processing document is that you can just start typing. The text flows as you type; new pages are created as needed, and formatting is basically taken care of for you.

If your document is lengthy, however, page after page of type can become difficult to read. You can communicate your message more effectively if you use some of the tools described in this chapter. Even a short document can often benefit from organization.

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