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Special Edition Using® Microsoft® Office Word 2003 by Bill Camarda

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Working with Paragraph Formatting

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:

  • Paragraph alignment

  • Outline levels

  • Indentation

  • Spacing between lines

  • Spacing before and after paragraphs

  • Line and page breaks

  • Tabs

The following sections review all these aspects of formatting, except for outline levels.

→ To learn more about working with outline levels, seeApplying 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.

How Word Stores Paragraph ...

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