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Windows Vista® Step by Step Deluxe Edition by Joan Lambert, Joyce Cox

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Formatting Words and Paragraphs

The way letters, numbers, and characters look on the screen and in print is governed by a number of factors. The basic look is determined by the font. You can refine the look by changing the size of the characters and formatting them—for example, by making them bold, italic, or underlined.

The default character formatting used in WordPad documents is 10-point Arial. You cannot change the default font, as you can in Microsoft Office Word, but if you change the font settings at the beginning of the document, later text is inserted in the new font.

The default paragraph formatting used in WordPad documents is for single-spaced, left-aligned paragraphs. You can change the way paragraphs look by changing their alignment ...

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