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Learn Office 2011 for Mac OS X by Guy Hart-Davis

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Chapter 7. Adding Style: Formatting Your Documents

To make your documents look good, you must apply formatting to the text and other elements in them.

That's easy to say, but Word gives you such a wide range of formatting options that it's easy to use the wrong ones. This chapter teaches you the right way to format a document quickly and consistently by using styles—collections of formatting—rather than by applying direct formatting piece by piece. It also shows you how to use the Sidebar pane and the Find feature to navigate your documents and how to make the most of the versatile Replace feature.

Before we start, a word of warning: styles are an extremely powerful tool that can save you huge amounts of time—but you will need to invest some time ...

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