Chapter 3: Changing the Appearance of Text


In this chapter you will learn to:

  • Change the look of characters .

  • Change the look of paragraphs.

  • Create and modify lists.

  • Format text as you type.

  • Change the look of characters and paragraphs with styles.

The way your documents look helps them convey their message. You want thedocuments you create with Microsoft Office Word 2003 to look professional ”well designed and polished ”and you want the appearance of your text to reflect its contents. The format of your paragraphs and pages influences the appeal of your documents and helps draw the reader s attention to important information. To enhance the appearance of your documents, you can format the text so that key points stand out and your arguments are easy to grasp.

In this chapter, you ll improve the appearance of the text in a document by changing text characteristics. You ll also change the appearance of the paragraphs in a document by indenting them and changing their alignment, and by setting tab stops for lines within paragraphs. You ll also create and modify bulleted and numbered lists. Finally, you ll see how to use Word features that format text as you type and that apply sets of formatting with a few mouse clicks.

See Also  

Do you need only a quick refresher on the topics in this chapter? See the Quick Reference entries on page xxxiii.


 On the CD    Before you can use the practice files in this chapter, you need to install them from the book s companion CD to their default location. See Using the Book s CD-ROM on page xxi for more information.

Microsoft Office 2003 Step by Step
MicrosoftВ® Office ExcelВ® 2003 Step by Step (Step By Step (Microsoft))
ISBN: 0735615187
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 350
Authors: Curtis Frye

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