Monthly Archives: May 2002

Word's Style Area

If you use styles to format text in Microsoft Word (which you should), the style of the currently selected paragraph is displayed in the Style dropdown list on the Formatting toolbar. To see what style is applied to a paragraph, you can click the paragraph and look at the list on the toolbar. Wouldn’t it […]

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Fixing Bad Notes

This week I received the electronic manuscript of a book I’m going to edit–a collection of talks presented by various scholars at a symposium. Looking through the first talk, I noticed that the footnotes were a mess. The author had used Microsoft Word’s automatically numbering notes, sure enough, but then he’d typed a period after […]

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Cross-Referencing Notes

If you’re like me, you love Microsoft Word’s note feature–in particular, being able to insert or delete a footnote or endnote and have all of the subsequent notes renumber automatically. Have you ever wondered, though, how to create a note reference number that refers to a note that already exists? For example, let’s say the […]

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Shifting Styles, Part 4

You’re typing along, and suddenly the short line you entered a couple of paragraphs earlier has turned big and bold. Who does it think it is, anyway? When you investigate, you discover that the line has somehow been formatted with Word’s Heading 1 style. You’ve just discovered one of the wonders of Word’s AutoFormat feature, […]

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Shifting Styles, Part 3

You’re working away, editing a client’s document, and decide to modify the Heading 1 style to use a Goudy typeface. Whoa! Now the Heading 2 and Heading 3 styles are in Goudy as well. What’s going on here? What’s going on is that your client has made the Heading 2 and Heading 3 styles “based […]

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