Applying Direct Formatting on Top of Styles

After you've applied the style each paragraph needs, and you've applied list styles and character styles as needed, you can finish off the formatting by applying direct formatting to any parts of the document that need it. For example, you may need to apply different font formatting to pick out special display elements or add more space before some paragraphs.

NOTE: It's fine to use direct formatting when you need to make only a few changes to a document. But to get the most out of Word's automatic formatting features, use direct formatting as little as possible. If you need to apply the same direct formatting to several different items, create a style with that formatting so that you can apply it ...

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