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The Typespec Template


Included with WordSetter is a template containing various styles you can use in typesetting. The name of the template is TYPESPEC.DOT, and it should reside in your Word templates folder. Right now it’s ugly and generic, but you can modify it however you like or simply use your own templates. I’ve included it for illustrative purposes as much as anything else.

You can access the styles in the TYPESPEC template by selecting Styles under the Format menu, but an easier way is to select them from the WordSetter Style Formatting toolbar, in the Styles window at the left of the toolbar.

If you’re going to style a single paragraph, just put your cursor anywhere in the paragraph and then select the style from the list in the window. If you’re going to style more than one paragraph, first select the paragraphs you want to mark and then select the style.

You may wonder why none of the styles in the TYPESPEC template uses bold or italic formatting. The reason is that using character formatting, such as bold and italic, is the editor’s prerogative for marking emphasis in text. Even a short heading marked with Heading 1 may have one or more individual words marked with italic for emphasis. For that reason, I’ve left the use of bold and italic up to you rather than trying to impose it upon you.