- Formatting Text
- Formatting Text for Emphasis
- Selecting Text with Similar Formatting
- Setting Formatting Options
- Finding and Replacing Formatting
- Finding and Replacing Custom Formatting
- Changing Paragraph Alignment
- Changing Line Spacing
- Changing Character Spacing
- Displaying Rulers
- Setting Paragraph Tabs
- Setting Paragraph Indents
- Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists
- Applying Borders and Shading
- Hiding Text
Setting Formatting Options
When you work within a document, you can set options to customize the way formatting appears in Word. In Word Options on the Display pane, you can set options to show or hide formatting marks. Formatting marks help you see characters that are not visible, such as tabs, spaces, paragraph marks, and hidden text. On the Advanced pane, you can set options to keep track of formatting (in the Style Inspector and direct formatting) and mark formatting inconsistencies, so you can create consistently formatted documents. When you cut, copy, and paste text and objects within the same document, between documents, or other programs, you can set options to keep source formatting or merge formatting with the current selection.
Change Formatting Options
- Click the File tab, and then click Options.
- In the left pane, click Display.
Select or clear any of the check boxes to display or hide the formatting marks you want.
- Tab characters, Spaces, Paragraph marks, Hidden text, Optional hyphens, or Object anchors. (Default off).
- Show all formatting marks. (Default off).
- In the left pane, click Advanced.
Select or clear any of the check boxes.
- Keep track of formatting. (Default off).
- Mark formatting inconsistencies. (Default off).
Select formatting options for when you cut, copy, and paste text and objects within the same document, between documents, or other programs.
- Keep Source Formatting (Default).
- Merge Formatting.
- Click OK.