Formatting Using Microsoft Word

HEADER OR FOOTER
A header appears at the top of every page.
A footer appears at the bottom of every page.
1. On the Insert tab, in the Header & Footer group, click Header or Footer. 2. Click the header or footer design that you want. We will use “Blank” for our documents. 3. If necessary, format text by using buttons on the Formatting toolbar. 4. Click on document to close Header or Footer.
Page Orientation 
On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click Orientation. Click Portrait (Vertical) or Landscape (horizontal).
*The Default Page Orientation is Portrait*
Margins
On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click Margins. Click the margin type you want. For the most common margin width, click Normal. To specify your own margin settings click Custom Margins and enter new values for the margins.
Line Spacing
Select the text you want to change. On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click Line Spacing. Choose Single (1 return) or Double (2 returns).
For School assignments it is best if you have your Line Spacing set for Single, with the Spacing “Before and After” both set at 0 pt.
If you are typing an essay or report, then you will want to change the Line Spacing to Double.
Fonts
Apply a Different Font to text . . .
Select the text you want to change, and move your pointer to the Mini toolbar that appears with your text selection, click the font name in the Font box. (Also found on the Home Tab in the Font group.)For school assignments we will use Cambria or Century.Change the Size of Text . . .
Select the text you want to change, and move your pointer to the Mini toolbar that appears with your text selection , type or click a point size, from the dropdown, in the Font Size box. (Also found on the Home Tab in the Font group.)For school assignments we will use 12 point font.Apply Bold or Italic formatting to text . . .
Select the text you want to change, and move your pointer to the Mini toolbar that appears with your text selection , click “I” for Italic or “B” for Bold. (Also found on the Home Tab in the Font group.)

Apply Underlining to text . . .
Select the text you want to underline. On the Home tab, click “U” for underline. To choose an underline style, click the Font Dialog Box Launcher and then click the Font tab. In the Underline style box choose the type of underline you want.

Justification
Select the text you want to align. On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click Left, Center, Right, or Full Justification. (The icons show you what the text will look like.)

Default
1. To change the default margins, click Margins and click Custom Margins. In the Page Setup dialog box, click the Default button, and then click Yes.  The new default settings are saved in the template on which the document is based. Each new document will automatically use the new margin setting.

2. To change the default Font, on the Home tab, click the Font Dialog Box Launcher (small arrow in lower right hand corner than expands box), and then click the Font tab. Select the options you want to apply to the default font, click Default, and then click Yes.
Websites:
*This is a great resource. You can click on one of the items in the Table of Contents or use the Search bar at the top of the page. You can also access “Help” by clicking on the Help button in the Word Program.
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