- On the Format menu, click Reveal Formatting.
- Select the text whose formatting you want to review.
The formatting information will appear in the Reveal Formatting task pane (task pane: A window within an Office program that provides commonly used commands. Its location and small size allow you to use these commands while still working on your files.).
- Do any of the following:
- To change any formatting properties, click the text with a blue, wavy underline, and then change any options you want in the dialog box that appears.
- To determine the formatting source, such as whether the formatting comes from a style (style: A combination of formatting characteristics, such as font, font size, and indentation, that you name and store as a set. When you apply a style, all of the formatting instructions in that style are applied at one time.), select the Distinguish style source check box.
- To show formatting marks, such as paragraph marks (paragraph mark: The nonprinting symbol that Microsoft Word inserts when you press ENTER to end a paragraph. The paragraph mark stores the formatting you apply to the paragraph.) and tabs, select the Show all formatting marks check box.
- To format a text selection like the text that surrounds it, select the text. In the Selected text box, click the arrow, and then click Apply Formatting of Surrounding Text.