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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Word 2000 by Bill Camarda

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AutoFormatting: The Fastest Way to Format

If you haven't bothered to format your document at all, or if you received it in ASCII (text-only) format via email, Word's AutoFormatting feature may be able to handle the formatting for you. Among the tasks AutoFormat can perform are

  • Creating headings and lists, including bulleted lists

  • Applying styles to many document elements

  • Replacing ASCII text with custom symbols, including curly "smart quotes," fractions, ordinal numbers such as 1st and 2nd, em and en dashes

  • Replacing Internet and network addresses with hyperlinks (page 434) to the same addresses

To use AutoFormatting, choose AutoFormat from the Format menu. The AutoFormat dialog box opens (see Figure 8.19).

Figure 8.19. You can tell AutoFormat ...

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