7. Formatting Documents and Sections

This chapter is about the types of formatting that affect entire documents or sections. So before getting too far into that, let’s review what those terms mean.

A document, obviously, is the entire document file. Document-wide settings affect every page in the document and include vertical alignment, margins, line numbering, newspaper-style columns, page watermarks, and headers and footers. The settings that affect the entire document are stored in the hidden, nonprinting end-of-file marker for the document.

However, sometimes it’s useful to have different “document-wide” settings in various parts of a single document, such as unique margin settings for certain pages or diverse column types. A section is ...

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