Change Word Styles to Direct Formatting in 10 Steps

One of the best ways to ensure consistent formatting in a Word document is to use styles. But, you might also need to be able to turn these styles into “direct” formatting. If you apply a style to text, the text will be formatted as the style specifies (e.g., a first-level heading, a block quotation). […]

Gadamer on the Führerprinzip

In a note in his Truth and Method, H.-G. Gadamer comments, The notorious statement, “The party (or the Leader) is always right” is not wrong because it claims that a certain leadership is superior, but because it serves to shield the leadership, by a dictatorial decree, from any criticism that might be true. (389n22) That is, […]

Full-height Footnote Numbers in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word ties footnote anchors in the main text and footnote numbers at the start of footnotes to the same style. Consequently, it’s difficult to get full-height footnote numbers followed by a period (cf. Chicago Manual of Style, SBL Handbook of style). That being said, the process discussed at Word MVPs does still seem to […]

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