Get Word To Provide Format Information Like WordPerfect Does


Q. I’ve been a diehard WordPerfect user for a long time, but now I realize, although reluctantly, I must join my colleagues using Word. However, to make the transition less painful, I’m looking for a way to get Word to emulate WordPerfect by showing the formatting of what I type—a very helpful feature. Any ideas? A. Starting in Office 2000, you can do that. Click on Help on the toolbar and then on What’s This? A faster way is to press Shift+F1.

Then, click on the paragraph in which you want the formatting revealed, and it produces the following:'

You also can set up a toolbar button that toggles the screen of selected text. Here’s how to set up such a button: Go to Tools, Customize , and if it’s not already highlighted, click on the Commands tab. Under Categories , cursor down to View and drag the Reveal Formatting icon up to the toolbar (see screenshot below).

 

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