Controlling the Look and Layout of the Text

When you first start typing, you might notice that the text looks rather bland. Word processors left align everything, single-space lines of text, and choose the dullest type style available. The following sections show you how to give your text a facelift and take control of alignment, line spacing, and spacing between paragraphs.

Styling Your Text

To change the appearance of existing text, drag over the text to highlight it and then select the desired text formatting, including the font and type size, as shown in Figure 12.4. (For more about highlighting text, see “Selecting Text,” later in this chapter.)
You can apply formatting before you type text, too. Simply enter your formatting preferences ...

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