Word Processing – Formatting Paragraphs
Create, merge paragraph(s).
Paragraphs are very important for the formatting of any document. Paragraphs create proper divisions among the different parts of text and make it look more presentable. In order to create a paragraph, simply insert a line break in the text at the point where you want to divide the text into two paragraphs. The insertion of a line break will be discussed in the next section.
To merge two paragraphs, simply remove the line break between the paragraphs and the paragraphs will get merged together.
A simpler way to create a paragraph or to insert a line break is to simply hit the ‘enter’ button from your keyboard at the point where the line break needs to be inserted. This will divide the text into two paragraphs.
Similarly, to remove the line break and to merge two paragraphs, simply hit the ‘backspace’ button from your keyboard after taking the text pointer to the start of the second paragraph. This will merge the two paragraphs together.
Insert, remove soft carriage return (line break).
To insert a line break into a document, take the text pointer to the point where the line break needs to be inserted. Then click on ‘Insert’ from the main menu bar and from the resulting drop-down menu, click on ‘Manual Break’. This will open the ‘Insert Break’ dialog box.
In this dialog box, select the ‘Line break’ radio button and then click on ‘OK’. This will insert a line break into the document.
We have already seen how to remove a line break in the last section.