Chapter 7

Designing Your Pages


Inserting pages

Organizing text in tables

Displaying text as WordArt

Dividing text into columns


The Insert, Design, and Layout tabs contain the most frequently used commands for designing the layout and appearance of your pages. You can add columns or headers and footers that display titles or page numbers, or add colors and pictures to your pages.

The Insert tab provides commands for inserting items into a document, such as new pages, tables, pictures, and headers and footers.

The Design tab provides commands for choosing spacing, colors, borders, and themes.

The Layout tab provides commands for defining how your pages look, such as creating columns; defining top, bottom, left, and right page margins; as well as defining how text wraps around pictures or other objects you place in the middle of a page.

Inserting New Pages

Word automatically adds new pages to your document as you write. However, Word also gives you the option of adding a new page anywhere in your document, such as in the middle or the beginning.

To insert a new, blank page into your document, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Insert tab.
  2. Move the cursor to where you want to insert the new page.
  3. Click the Blank Page icon in the Pages group.

    Word adds a blank page to your document where the cursor appears. So if you put the cursor between two sentences and insert a blank page, the first sentence will appear on one page, a blank page will appear next, and ...

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