There are various ways to call attention to specific paragraphs of text. One way is to place a border around the paragraph. Another is to shade a paragraph, although use caution not to make the shade too dark, because shading can make the text difficult to read.
Activity 4.7. Adding a Border and Shading to a Paragraph
Paragraph borders provide strong visual cues to the reader. Shading can be used with or without borders. When used with a border, shading can be very effective.
At the top of the second column, in the second paragraph that begins Additional information on the UPARR program, if necessary, right-click the Web address and click Ignore All to remove the red wavy underline so that it is not distracting. Then, triple-click in the paragraph to select it. From the Format menu, display the Borders and Shading dialog box. Be sure the Borders tab is selected. Under Setting, click Box. Click the Width arrow and then click 1 ½ pt. Click the Color arrow to display the color palette. In the second row of color options, click the fourth colorGreen. Compare your screen with Figure 4.16.
The Apply to box displays Paragraph. The Apply to box directs where the border will be appliedin this case, the border that has been set will be applied to the paragraph that is selected.
NoteAdding Borders to Text
Add Simple Borders Using the Outside Border Button
Simple borders, and border edges, can be added using the Outside Border button on the Formatting toolbar. This button offers very little control, however, because line thickness and color depend on the previous thickness and color chosen from the Borders and Shading dialog box.
At the bottom of the Borders and Shading dialog box, click OK. Compare your paragraph border with the one shown in Figure 4.17.
With the paragraph still selected, display the Borders and Shading dialog box again and click the Shading tab. Under Fill, in the last row of the color palette, click the fourth buttonLight Green, and then compare your screen with Figure 4.18.
At the bottom of the Borders and Shading dialog box, click OK. Click anywhere in the document to deselect the text, click Save , and then compare your screen with Figure 4.19.
Objective 4 Use Special Character Formats
Chapter One. Creating Documents with Microsoft Word 2003
Chapter Two. Formatting and Organizing Text
Chapter Three. Using Graphics and Tables
Chapter Four. Using Special Document Formats, Columns, and Mail Merge
Chapter One. Creating a Worksheet and Charting Data
Chapter Two. Designing Effective Worksheets
Chapter Three. Using Functions and Data Tables
Chapter One. Getting Started with Access Databases and Tables
Chapter Two. Sort, Filter, and Query a Database
Chapter Three. Forms and Reports
Chapter One. Getting Started with PowerPoint 2003
Chapter Two. Creating a Presentation
Chapter Three. Formatting a Presentation
Chapter One. Using Access Data with Other Office Applications
Chapter Two. Using Tables in Word and Excel
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Chapter Four. Linking Data in Office Documents
Chapter Five. Creating Presentation Content from Office Documents