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Office 2007 Bible by Lisa A. Bucki, Gavin Powell, Michael R. Irwin, Peter G. Aitken, Michael R. Groh, Cary N. Prague, Faithe Wempen, Herb Tyson, John Walkenbach

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Structural Formatting

Paragraph formatting can be thought of as encompassing two concepts:

  • Structural formatting— Attributes that affect the overall structure of the text, such as alignment, indentation, tabs, etc.

  • Decorative formatting— Attributes that affect the interior appearance of the text, such as shading, borders, numbering, and bullets

This section deals with structural formatting. Decorative formatting is detailed in the section that follows.

Indentation

Indentation typically is used for automatically indenting the first line of paragraphs, block indenting quotes, and setting up hanging indentation for bulleted or numbered text. Preset indentation can be set using the Decrease Indent and Increase Indent controls in the Paragraph group of the Home tab on the Ribbon.

Tip

You can also perform Decrease Indent and Increase Indent using the Backspace and Tab keys, respectively. To do this, first choose Office Button Word Options Proofing AutoCorrect Options. In AutoFormat As You Type, in the bottom set of options, click Set Left- and First-Indent with Tabs and Backspaces to enable it. This is enabled by default in Word, but many people turn it off because it sometimes appears ...

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