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4.1 Microsoft Word: Advanced Formatting Features

  • Word includes some advanced configuration settings, such as the Word Options dialog box. This dialog box is full of different categories of settings, including General settings, Display settings, Proofing customizations, and the Advanced tab, which lets you configure a vast array of settings of different categories.
  • Page numbers in Word are easy to add and highly configurable. They have preformatted graphical designs, styles, and numbering systems.
  • Headers and footers can be inserted into Word documents using the tools on the Insert tab. As with page numbers, headers and footers can be customized to meet your needs.
  • Types of lists include numbered, lettered, or bulleted. Each type of list has multilevel capabilities.

4.2 Working with Graphics and Text Tools in Microsoft Word

  • Tables can be inserted into the document to summarize information into rows and columns. The tables can be customized with a wide variety of styles, colors, and fonts.
  • You may insert images, shapes, SmartArt, charts, and screen captures into Word using the tools in the Illustrations command group. SmartArt is a tool that lets you design different types of organizational charts, such as process and hierarchy charts.
  • The Text command group contains commands that let you insert autogenerated fields into your document, like Quick Parts, Signature Line, and Date & Time. It also has text-designing tools like Drop Cap, WordArt, and Text Box.
  • Word also has a large collection of symbols and equations that can be inserted in the document.

4.3 Managing Long Documents in Microsoft Word

  • The Pages command group has the Page Break, Blank Page, and Cover Page commands. These tools are used for adding and managing pages in your document.
  • The Format Painter is a useful tool that lets users copy the exact formatting from one section of text and apply it to another place in the document.
  • The References tab contains many useful tools for navigating long documents. From this tab, you can generate a table of contents, a table of figures, and add footnotes and endnotes.
  • Adding bookmarks helps readers easily navigate within a long document.

4.4 Google Docs: Enhanced Formatting Features

  • Docs gives the user a few ways to customize page numbers in the document.
  • Headers and footers can be added to the Doc and formatted using the tools in the action bar.
  • Making multilevel lists in Docs is similar to the same process in Word. But Docs also has checklists, which are unique to Docs and are a form of bulleted list.

4.5 Working with Graphics and Text Tools in Google Docs

  • Docs interactive character map allows you to search for symbols and special characters using text, Unicode references, or by drawing it.
  • With the Drawings tool, the user can easily create a custom shape and insert it into their Doc.
  • Drawings has some SmartArt capabilities, but they are not as robust as Word’s.
  • Tables are formed in almost exactly the same way as in Word: by having a drop-down menu with an interactive row and column designer.

4.6 Managing Long Documents in Google Docs

  • The Paint format command in Docs is the same as Format Painter in Word. It can copy text formatting to apply it to another area of the document.
  • Section breaks and headings are important for producing tables of contents automatically.
  • Hyperlinks and bookmarks can be used the same way in Docs as in Word; they help the user navigate the document.

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