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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office XP by Woody Leonhard, Ed Bott

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Applying and Modifying Formats

Word 2002 includes two nifty task panes that make it easier than ever to understand why and how formatting has appeared in your document, and to apply formatting quickly and reliably.

Revealing Formatting Within a Document

WordPerfect diehards won't be impressed, but Word 2002 includes a feature that's meant to mimic the "reveal codes" capability found in WordPerfect.

Bring up the task pane, and choose Reveal Formatting at the top. Word responds with a comprehensive list of all formatting applied to the current selection (see Figure 14.4).

Figure 14.4. Word can show you full formatting information for any part of a document.

If you check the Distinguish Style Source box at the bottom of the Reveal Formatting task ...

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