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Paragraph Formatting MOAC Lesson 4
Paragraph Formatting Process of changing the appearance of a paragraph of text Includes: Alignment Borders Line and Shading Spacing Indentation Alignment-A setting that refers to how text is positioned between the margins.
Indents Indent: blank space inserted between text and the left or right margin First Line Indent: inserts blank space between the left margin and the paragraph Default tab is 0. 5”
Indents Hanging Indent: begins with the first full line of text in a paragraph at the left margin, all of the remaining lines in the paragraph are then indented from the left margin (used in legal documents) Negative Indent: extends the paragraph text into the left margin
Paragraph Alignment Refers to how text is positioned between a document’s margin Default alignment is left Vertical Alignment: how text is positioned at the top margin, at the center of the page, or at the bottom of the page Page Layout Ribbon > Page Setup Dialog Box > Layout Tab > Page > Vertical Alignment
More Vocabulary horizontal alignment-A setting that refers to how text is positioned between the left and right margins.
Line Spacing Amount of vertical space between lines of text Single Space – Control + 1 Double 1. 5 Space – Control + 2 Lines – Control + 5 At Least – Provides the minimum amount of space for a line of text Exactly – provides an exact amount of space for a line of text Multiple – sets the amount of space (double, triple, quadruple)
Bulleted Lists each beginning with a bullet character
Setting Tabs can be set by using the ruler Left Tab – text is left aligned Right Tab – text is right aligned Center Tab – centers the text Decimal Align – aligns numbers at the decimal point Bar Tab – places a bar in the document
Leaders-A tool identified with symbols such as dotted, dashed, or solid lines that fill the space before tabs.
Source John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2014). Microsoft Official Academic Course Microsoft Word 2013, Exam 77 -418.