MS-Word / General Formatting

Key Tips

  • A background color or pattern can really give a document pizazz, but be careful that it does not overwhelm the text. The same is true for text or picture watermarks.
  • The same document can look and feel very different depending on the theme applied to it. Colors, fonts, and effects can be combined to create just the look you want.
  • Take the effort out of creating sophisticated documents by using one of Word's predefined templates as a starting point. You can also create your own templates.
  • Headers and footers provide useful information and add a professional touch to any document that is longer than one page.
  • You can control which elements should be kept together on a page, and you can divide a document into sections, each with its own margins and formatting.
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