Formatting text manually

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Formatting text manually

Manual formatting in Help+Manual works exactly as it does in a modern word processor. You apply formatting to text manually with the tools in the Write tab of the Ribbon, where you can select formatting options for Font, Paragraph and Borders and Background.

Generally, however, you should use styles for formatting your text. Styles are more efficient, create uniform-looking documents and enable you to reformat your entire project quickly just by changing your style definitions. When you are working on a project in a team styles are essential for uniformly-formatted documents


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You can assign keyboard shortcuts to most manual formatting tools. Select View > Program Options > Keyboard Shortcuts to access the settings.

Click to expand/collapseHow to apply manual formatting to text in the editor
Click to expand/collapseManual formatting tools
Click to expand/collapseThe Popup Formatter
Click to expand/collapseUsing the Format Painter tool

See also:

Formatting text with styles

The Format Menu (Reference)

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