So far, you've worked with only font formatting—formatting that affects individual characters. Next, you'll learn about formatting that Word can apply to paragraphs. In Word, paragraph formatting includes the following:
Spacing between lines
Spacing before and after paragraphs
Line and page breaks
The following sections review all these aspects of formatting, except for outline levels.
→ To learn more about working with outline levels, see “Applying Outline Levels to Specific Text,” p. 635.
First, however, it's important to understand what Word interprets as a paragraph, and where Word stores the information it uses to format paragraphs.