Formatting in Word 2013

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How to Format a Paragraph in Word 2013

Among the many formatting options that Word 2013 offers are ways to format entire paragraphs, instead of just single words or sentences. You can format a paragraph in several ways: [more…]

How to Indent the First Line of a Paragraph in Word 2013

Word 2013 allows you to set certain formats, like indenting the first line of a paragraph. To have Word automatically indent the first line of every paragraph you type, heed these steps: [more…]

How to Create a Basic Tabbed List in Word 2013

Word 2013 gives you the option of creating a basic tabbed list. A common use for the left tab stop is to create a simple two-column list. The following steps describe how to set up this type of list: [more…]

How to Create a Two-Tab Paragraph in Word 2013

Tabs in Word 2013 can also be used to form an item list where the paragraph text remains in the rightmost column. It combines both paragraph- and tab-formatting skills. Follow these steps to create a list [more…]

How to Use the Center Tab Stop in Word 2013

The center tab is a unique critter with a special purpose: Text placed at a center tab in Word 2013 is centered on a line. Unlike centering a paragraph, only text placed at the center tab stop is centered [more…]

How to Make a Right Stop, Left Stop List in Word 2013

A right tab in Word 2013 seems useless until you've seen one in action. You use it to right-justify text at a tab stop, allowing a single line of text to contain both right- and left-justified text. You've [more…]

How to Use the Decimal Tab in Word 2013

The decimal tab in Word 2013 is used to line up columns of numbers. Although you can use a right tab to do this job, the decimal tab is a better choice. Rather than right-align text, as the right tab does [more…]

How to Set a Tab Stop in the Tabs Dialog Box in Word 2013

Sometimes, the tabs in Word 2013 can be frustrating. When you need for your tab stops to be precise and the ruler is proving unruly, follow these steps to set tabs in the Tab dialog box: [more…]

How to Set Leader Tab Stops in Word 2013

You can do only one task in Word 2013 in the Tabs dialog box that you cannot do with the ruler: Set a leader tab stop. What exactly is a leader tab stop [more…]

How to Add an Automatic Page Number in Word 2013

Word 2013 can not only automatically number your pages, but it also lets you place the page number just about anywhere on the page and in a variety of fun and interesting formats. Start your page numbering [more…]

How to Start Your Document with a Different Page Number in Word 2013

We know that the first page of a document is page 1, but Word 2013 doesn't care. It lets you start numbering your document at whichever page number you want. You may need to start with a page number other [more…]

How to Add a Cover Page in Word 2013

Word 2013 allows you the option of a cover page to make your document more presentable. The sneakiest and quickest way to slap down a cover page is to use Word’s Cover Page command. Here's how it works [more…]

How to Manually Make a Cover Page in Word 2013

The Cover Page command in Word 2013 is quick, but you may not like any of the design options. In this case, you can create your own cover page, spiffing it up with formatting commands, graphics, artwork [more…]

How to Format and Make a Style in Word 2013

The easiest way to make up a new style in Word 2013 is to use all your formatting skills and power to format a single paragraph just the way you like. Then create the style based on that formatted paragraph [more…]

How to Create a Style from Scratch in Word 2013

Word 2013 gives you the option of creating a style from scratch if you need something that is not offered in the default styles. If you’re up to it, heed these steps to conjure a style from nothingness [more…]

How to Modify a Style in Word 2013

Just as fashion styles change, you may need to change styles in your Word 2013 document. Nothing is wrong with that. In fact, by changing a style, you demonstrate the power of Word: Changing a style once [more…]

How to Assign a Shortcut Key to Your Modified Style in Word 2013

Style shortcut keys make formatting in Word 2013 even better because pressing Alt+Shift+T to apply the TextBody style is often faster than messing with the Style Gallery or the various task panes. [more…]

How to Use Footnotes and Endnotes in Word 2013

The difference between a footnote and an endnote in Word 2013 is that one appears on the same page as the reference and the other appears at the end of the document. Content-wise, a footnote contains bonus [more…]

How to Locate Styles in Word 2013

In Word 2013, styles dwell on the Home tab, in the aptly named Styles group. What you see is the Style Gallery, which can be expanded into a full menu of style choices. [more…]

How to Copy Formats in a Word 2013 Document

Word 2013 actually gives you a paintbrush — one that steals text and paragraph formatting, by borrowing it from one place in your document and splashing it down in another. It’s the Format Painter, and [more…]

How to Build a 2-Column Right Stop List in Word 2013

One type of right-tab stop list you can create in Word 2013 is the 2-column right stop list. This type is commonly found in dramatic programs but works just as well for a variety of purposes. Here's how [more…]

How to Center a Page, Top to Bottom in Word 2013

Nothing makes a Word 2013 document title nice and crisp like having it sit squat in the center of a page. The title is centered left to right, which you can do by selecting Center alignment for the title’s [more…]

How to Create a Table of Contents in Word 2013

One helpful example of how computers can save you time is to let Word 2013 create a table of contents (TOC) from your document. No, there’s no need to manually type a TOC. As long as you use the built-in [more…]

Bulleted and Numbered Lists in Word 2013

Word makes it easy to create bulleted and numbered lists in your documents. You can create a list from existing paragraphs, or you can turn on the list feature and type the list as you go. Either way, [more…]

How to Set Page Margins in Word 2013

Word 2013 provides several easy-to-use margin presets. You can also individually specify the margins for each side of the page if you prefer.

The margins [more…]


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