Formatting in Word 2007

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How to Indent the First Line of a Paragraph in Word 2007

Word 2007 can automatically indent the first line of every paragraph you type. An indentation is the distance between a margin and the text, not the edge of a page and the text. To have Word automatically [more…]

Where to Put a Page Number in Word 2007

Word 2007 can automatically number your pages and let you place the page number anywhere on the page (top, bottom, or sides) in a variety of formats. If you delete or renumber a page, Word automatically [more…]

Adding a Text Box in Word 2007

A text box is a special type of shape designed to place text in your Word 2007 document without regard to the normal page margins. The most common use of text boxes is to add bits of text to drawings. [more…]

Page Setup Dialog Box Tabs in Word 2007

Use the Page Setup Dialog box to change the margins in a document, to change the paper size, and to change the layout of the document. After calling up the Page Setup Dialog box, you see three tabs: Margins [more…]

How to Create Your Own Fractions Manually in Word 2007

Word 2007’s AutoCorrect feature can build common fractions for you from a small set of existing fraction "characters." However, when you need a different fraction, such as 3/64, you can create it manually [more…]

How to Use the Decimal Tab in Word 2007

You can use the Decimal Tab feature to line up columns of numbers in your Word 2007 documents. Although you could use a right tab to do this, the decimal tab is a better choice. Rather than right-align [more…]

How to Adjust Line Spacing around a Paragraph in Word 2007

You can add space before and after paragraphs in your Word 2007 documents. This is a great way to spread out a list of bullet points or numbered steps without affecting the line spacing within the bullet [more…]

How to Replace Special Characters in Word 2007 Using AutoFormat

The AutoFormat feature in Word 2007 applies automatic formatting to special characters as you type, including smart quotes, fractions, hyperlinks, ordinals, and em dashes. You can choose which characters [more…]

How to Create a Style Based on Formatted Text in Word 2007

When you create a style in your Word 2007 document, you can base it on a paragraph of text that you have formatted the way you like. [more…]

How to Change Font Size in Word 2007

Font size is considered a text format in Word 2007. You can choose the size of your text, from indecipherably small to monstrously huge. Text size is measured by the point, where one point is equal to [more…]

How to Add Background Color to Your Page in Word 2007

In Word 2007, you can color your page behind your text. You can choose from various colors or even gradients, or multiple colors, when picking your page’s background color. [more…]

How Style Relates to a Word 2007 Document

A style is nothing more than a collection of Word 2007’s formatting commands all stuffed into a single container. By combining various text and paragraph formats into a style, Word saves you a lot of time [more…]

How to Copy and Paste Text in Word 2007

When you copy some text in Word 2007, you can perform certain actions that affect only that block of text. You can then paste the block elsewhere in Word 2007 — in the same document or another one you’re [more…]

How to Change the Default Tab Stops in Word 2007

Word 2007 automatically sets tab stops for you in each new document you create. These default tab stops are set at half-inch intervals, but you can also create your own tab stops. [more…]

How to Disable AutoFormat in Word 2007

You may not want certain AutoFormat features to be active as you type in your Word 2007 document. Luckily, you can disable them by using the AutoFormat As You Type tab in the AutoCorrect dialog box. [more…]

How to Use and Customize AutoCorrect in Word 2007

Enable autocorrection in Word 2007 to help prevent spelling and grammar errors that you define or allow. Using AutoCorrect in Word 2007 can also be helpful for proofing a document for jargon, technical [more…]

How to Delete a Style in Word 2007

In Word 2007, you can delete any style that you create. Keep in mind that you cannot delete the Normal, Heading, or any other standard Word style. [more…]

How to Format Fonts in Word 2007 Bulleted Lists

You can format a bulleted list in Word by changing the font formatting for the bullet and by changing the indentation of the list. The quickest way to create a custom bulleted list is to change the formatting [more…]

How to Manage Your Styles in Word 2007

You can manage styles by swapping and sharing them between documents and templates using the Word 2007 Style Organizer. If you create a great style, it’s nice to use it in several documents. The Style [more…]

How to Use a Section Format in Word 2007

In Word 2007, you can apply a specific format to a section. You can format sections in the Page Setup dialog box. To determine what section you’re in, right-click the status bar. [more…]

Formatting Text Boxes in Word 2007

After you place a text box in a Word 2007 document, you probably want to format it. You can format the text by highlighting it and using the text formatting controls on the Home tab. You can also format [more…]

How to Remove Column Format in Word 2007

Word 2007 offers two ways to remove a column format: you can return to Single Column mode to remove a column format from only part of your document, or you can remove columns from the entire document. [more…]

How to Turn Off an Automatic List in Word 2007

Word 2007 normally creates bulleted and numbered lists automatically, whether you use the List buttons on the Paragraph tab in the Ribbon buttons or Word’s AutoCorrect feature. If you prefer to create [more…]

Using the Word 2007 Styles Pane

The Word 2007 Styles pane displays the details on every style you have used in a document. You can open the Styles pane by clicking the More button in the lower-right corner of the Styles gallery. [more…]

How to Format a Page Number in Word 2007

In Word 2007, you can format your document to begin numbering your pages at whatever page you choose. To format your page numbering, use the Page Number Format dialog box. [more…]

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