All too often, users are asked to create and edit texts without any thought to the issues raised in this section, as if the effective use of these programs were common knowledge or intuitive.

To some extent, word processing programs themselves encourage this perception by making it so easy to edit and print your first texts and also by allowing users to manually format texts without regard to best practice.

Given the variety and power of the tools available, it is vital that users exploit the full potential of word processors, configuring the tools appropriately and fully exploiting their potential. In this section we hope to have indicated some of the resources and pitfalls, particularly with a view to the edition of texts in English in a Catalan-speaking context.

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