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Office 2010 Made Simple by Guy Hart-Davis

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Chapter 8

Formatting Your Documents Easily and Efficiently

To make your documents look professional or persuasive, you'll need to format them. In this chapter, you learn how to format your documents easily and efficiently by using Word's styles, how to create custom styles of your own, and how to modify existing styles. You'll also learn how to apply direct formatting on top of styles to create special effects where you need them.

When you simply need a minimal amount of formatting to change the look of a document, you can use direct formatting without worrying about styles. For example, if you're writing a short menu, you may just need to apply italics to a product name to make it stand out. In this case, you can apply the direct formatting ...

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