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Unformatted text preview: e and store multiple standard page format styles (called
style sheets) for different categories of documents like memos, letters, reports,
books, etc. Most word-processing software come with a few pre-stored style
sheets. The basic idea is to save time and effort of re-creating a page format every
time you have to create a new document. When you create a new document, you
simply choose a style sheet from the list of pre-stored style sheets depending on
the document type. All the page format specifications defined in the chosen style
sheet automatically apply to the new document. You can even modify a few
specifications of a style sheet that you want differently from the standard
specifications in the style sheet. This can be done much faster than defining all the
format specifications afresh.
The beauty of a word-processing package is that you can change page format
specifications as often as needed. There is no need to re-type the document if it is
to be printed with a different page format. For example, a document prepared with
multi-column page format can be converted to a single-column page format just by
changing the page format style. The document is printed according to the most
recent format specifications.
A word-processing package not only allows you to format page styles but it also
has features for formatting portions of text to improve the general appearance and
readability of a document. Text formatting features normally include things such
1. Selection of an appropriate font. A font is a complete set of characters with
the same style and size. A word-processing package comes with several standard
fonts such as Times, Helvetica, Palatino,etc. Different fonts may be applied to
different portions of the same document. For example, chapter heading, section
heading and the running text of a book may have three different fonts. A particular
font should be used only if your word-processing package as well as your printer
supports that font. Figure 15.1 shows a few different font types. 2. Selection of a...
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