Word Format Check

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

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To help readers follow the instructions in this article, we used two different typefaces: Boldface type is used to identify the names of icons, agendas and URLs. Sans serif type shows the names of files and the names of commands and instructions that users should type into the computer.

 

Q. Boy, am I sorry I gave up that old copy of WordPerfect. At least I could figure out the underlying text formats and then change them in any way I wished. Is there a way to do that in Word?

A. Sorry, Word is not as accommodating in that department. But Word will tell you exactly how text is formatted, and then, using its formatting functions, you can make the changes you want. To uncover how text is formatted, click on Help and What’s This? Then, click on any text to generate an information box, as shown below, that describes how it’s formatted.

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