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         At 05:09 AM 24/06/2004 -0500, you wrote:

>Chad:
>There are lots of ways to do what you want to do.  You have already
>heard some, and they work, but they are, in general, based on so-called
>"direct" formatting, what we all learned in the WordPerfect for DOS
>days.
>Virtually any Word trainer (at least in the sighted world) will
>encourage you to do one or both of the following: use a template and
>create styles.
>Templates.
>If you have complex formatting that requires specific margins, fonts,
>font changes, bold requirements, and the like, you can create a
>template.  Check out the Word help files for creating a template.
>Then, when you want to create a paper, choose File and then New.  Don't
>use control plus N.  Use tab until you come to general templates and
>then pick your research paper or other templates.  Word already has some
>built-in templates.  There may already be one close to what you want.
>In that case, all you have to do is modify that template and save it
>with a different name.  Be sure you save it with the .dat extension.
>Styles
>Whether you place styles in a template or you simply want a set of
>formatting to be available at all times, styles are definitely the way
>to go.
>First, be sure your word default styles don't already do what you want.
>I have so modified my default styles that I cannot check for you.
>To see what is available, (within a test paragraph) press control plus
>shift plus "s" (for style).  Immediately start pressing down arrow to
>see what is available.  When you find something that seems to fit, press
>enter.  The next time you want that style, press control plus shift plus
>s and type the first few characters of the style name and hit enter.
>If you find nothing you like, create your own style.  It is pretty easy.
>Just go into format, styles, and new style.
>Give the style a descriptive name such as "body text double space."  In
>the style, you can decide whether it should be justified, block
>indented, first line indented, font size, and bold or regular.  You can
>even specify the style of the next paragraph.
>So, you may want to create a style called block indent.  Even if your
>papers are otherwise double spaced, I'll bet long quotations need to be
>single spaced and block indented.  Just apply a "block indent" style to
>that paragraph.
>Once you start a style for a paragraph, it will carry forward from
>paragraph to paragraph automatically, until you change the style.
>Use the heading styles for section headings.  Add automatic numbering to
>the styles.  That way, you can create a table of contents, can keep
>track of the outline levels of your headings (that is, headings and
>subheadings) automatically.
>The JFW tutorial is pretty good about discussing templates.  It does a
>good job in describing how to use styles.  It doesn't even touch on
>creating styles.  That is unfortunate, because they are not that hard.
>  Good luck!
>
>Ed Marquette
>930 West 34th St.
>Kansas City, MO 64111
>(816) 561- 7111
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
>Behalf Of Chad Buckins
>Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 7:58 PM
>To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: How do I keep my ms word format from going back to the default?
>
>
>I have windows xp and JAWS 5.0 and every time I change the formating on
>micro soft word it goes back to default.  I am in college now and I have
>a lot of papers to write and they all have to be double spaced.  What
>can I do to keep this from happening?
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