Creating Effective Documents

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Creating Effective Documents The Microsoft Word Tutorial and Ch. 1 in Axia College’s Writing Style Handbook provide valuable information on how to set the formatting for a paper. One tip that was not mentioned in these two resources is to proofread the paper. Doing this will not only help to catch any spelling and grammatical errors, but it will also help catch any formatting errors. Another useful tip that was not mentioned is to add borders and shading. With this tool, one can choose a shade for the area behind the text and add a border to the paper. There are two guidelines that I believe are the most important in formatting. The first is knowing how to change the spacing. This is important because different papers require different types of spacing. For example, an academic paper requires double spacing, but a business paper can be single spaced. The second is setting the margins. This is especially important for academic papers because it is required that the margins be 1”,
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Unformatted text preview: whereas with a business paper one could use different margins if it is acceptable. There are a few guidelines that I believe are less important to a business document but more important to an academic paper. The first is using abbreviations correctly. In an academic paper, one uses abbreviations before and after a persons title and for the time. In a business paper, one might use abbreviations that are commonly known throughout the office. The second guideline is the type of font to use. In academic papers, one must use Times New Roman and 12 point font, but with a business paper one could choose to use different fonts and font sizes depending on what the paper is for. The last guideline is knowing how to insert a hanging indent. This is more important for academic papers because it is commonly used in the reference page....
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This note was uploaded on 07/18/2011 for the course COM 140 taught by Professor Heeb during the Fall '08 term at University of Phoenix.

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