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Using Microsoft Word 2010 by Mike Miller, Tim Huddleston

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4. Character Formatting

This chapter shows you how to change the appearance of individual characters to enhance your documents’ readability and add emphasis to specific words or phrases.

In word processing, the term “formatting” means changing the appearance of some part of a document, whether it’s a single character, a paragraph, or a page. You can format individual characters and words to make them bold or italic, for instance, or to apply special effects to them. Character formatting is the most basic type of formatting in Word, but it may be the most important. Consistent formatting makes your documents easier to read and helps you place emphasis on key words or phrases so that they stand apart from the rest of your text.

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