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Formatting Text With StyleEase

The basic formatting features of StyleEase work by applying styles to text that you enter. Each style contains formatting instructions that are consistent with the the guidelines of the style you're using. When you apply a style to a paragraph, its formatting changes to match those instructions, including its spacing, margins, and font appearance.

In many cases, StyleEase automatically applies the style that you want while you're typing. In other cases, such as when you want to insert a header in your document, you apply a StyleEase style after clicking in the paragraph to make it the current paragraph.

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If you are using Word 2007 or later, apply a style by clicking one of the buttons in the Format section of the StyleEase ribbon tab, as shown in the following figure:

APA heading format

 

To apply a style with Word 2011 on MacOS, or with Word 2003 and earlier versions for the PC, click Format Text in the StyleEase menu, and then click the style you want applied, as shown in the following figure. Note that the menu shown is for StyleEase for APA Style; if you're using a different version of StyleEase, the menu will be similar:

Format APA style text

 

The StyleEase Text Styles

The following table lists the most commonly used styles in APA style documents.

Normal (indented) Paragraph Indented first line, double-spaced, normal text paragraph.

This is the default style, automatically started every time you press Enter, e.g. after creating a subheading.
Non-indented (normal) Paragraph Non-indented normal paragraph.

Use this style following block quotes, tables or figures if wanting to continue text mid-paragraph.
Chapter Heading (APA Level 5) Creates a new chapter in a new section, with a preceding page break, and a double-space following. The heading text is automatically capitalized.

To create a line break (that is, a 2-line chapter heading) press CTRL-Enter in the place in the actual text in the paper where you want the break.
APA Level 1 Heading Center-justified text, preceded by a double-space, and followed by a double-space.
APA Level 2 Heading Center-justified, italicized text, preceded by a double-space, and followed by a double-space.
APA Level 3 Heading Left-justified, italicized text, preceded by a double-space, and followed by a double-space.
APA Level 4 Heading Left-justified, italicized text, preceded by a double-space, and followed by text.
Block Quote (no 1st line indent) Indented (.5 inch), double-spaced paragraph. The first line of text is not indented relative to the rest of the paragraph.

Use this style if the quote does not begin a paragraph, or if you do not want the first line indented
Block Quote (1st line indented)
Indented, double-spaced paragraph. The first line of text is indented 0.5 inch relative to the rest of the paragraph.

Use this style if the quote begins a paragraph.

Note: Our other products use similarly named styles for the same purposes.