Project 2: AutoTools

Title: Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101
Did you want: Working with Words: Word 2007,2010,2013,2016 or españolIcon: Change web

In Word Basics: Help Topics you used the AutoFormat and AutoCorrect  features to format symbols like © and special characters like 1st.

You can also apply AutoFormat to a whole document. Word will apply standard paragraph styles and also do things like eliminating extra blank lines and spaces.

Word needs some clues before it can make any guesses as to what your document should look like. You must indicate which lines are titles, which are headings, and which are lists. Word will consider things like bolding, centering, indentions and paragraph styles.

Where you are:
JegsWorks > Lessons > Word97-2003

Before you start...

Project 1: Word BasicsTo subtopics

Project 2: Auto Tools
    Make ChangesTo subtopics
    AutoFormat To subtopics
     icon-footprintAutoFormat whole
    Margins & BreaksTo subtopics
    Wizards/TemplatesTo subtopics
    ExercisesTo subtopics

Project 3: BrochureTo subtopics

Project 4: ReportTo subtopics


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Step-by-Step: Add Formatting

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What you will learn:

What kind of formatting and paragraph styles to apply before applying AutoFormat to a whole document 

Start with: Class disk, trip planner2.doc

You will apply some basic formatting to your Trip Planner document to let Word know what kinds of paragraphs you have. Then, in the next lesson, you will let AutoFormat improve the look of your document.

Title & Subtitles

  1. Center lines 1, 2, and 3.
  2. Bold lines 1 and 2.


  1. Move the cursor to line 26, which starts  Package 1 
  2. Apply the paragraph style Heading 1 to this paragraph by selecting it in the Styles list on the Formatting toolbar.
    Keyboard tip  Or use the keyboard shortcut: CTRL + ALT + 1.
  3. Repeat for the lines that start with  Package 2  Package 3 , and  Package 4 .

Create Dividing Line

  1. Move the cursor to the second line below the list for Package 4, on page 2.
  2. Type three equals signs = = = and then press ENTER.

    Word will create a double line across the page using the AutoFormat feature.

    Icon: Word 97 Icon: Word 2000 The Office Assistant may pop in with an offer to reverse the AutoFormat and with an explanation of how to turn off this feature.

    Icon: Word 2002Icon: Word 2003 Word 2002 pops up Button: AutoCorrect Options a floating button for AutoCorrect options. Button: AutoCorrect Options - hoverWhen your mouse pointer hovers over this button, a drop list arrow appears.

    Button: AutoCorrect Options - list openedIf you click on the arrow, a short menu appears that allows you to manage the automatic features.

Lists - Bullet & Indent

  1. Select lines 27 through 32 under Package 1.
  2. Dialog - Bullets and NumberingWhile selected, right click on the selection and choose Bullets and Numbering from the popup menu.
  3. Select one of the schemes. At this point it doesn't matter which one.
  4. Click on OK to apply the scheme to the list.

    [In Word 95 you will see a dialog box asking "Do you want to replace the existing numbers with bullets?" Choose No. Word is wondering if "2 beach feasts" should be "2. Beach feasts" as part of a numbered list. That's not what you want here!]

  5. Indent the bullets by clicking the Indent button, while still selected, of course:
    Icon: Word 97 Icon: Word 2000 Indent twice.
     Icon: Word 2002Icon: Word 2003 Indent only once here and in the following steps, too.)
    The bullets should line up underneath the "ag" in Package.
  6. Select the list items under Package 2 and click on the Bullets button and indent as above. The same scheme is applied as before.
  7. Repeat for the lists under Package 3 and Package 4.

    [In Word 95 you won't see the dialog box for Package 3 since none of the selected lines start with a number.]

  8. Class disk Save as  trip planner3.doc  
    Full disk How to handle a full disk

Document after applying bulletting