Formatting Text - Part1


To change the font:

 

By default, the font of each new document is set to Calibri. However, Word provides a variety of other fonts you can use to customize text and titles.

  1. - Select the text you wish to modify.

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  1. - On the Home tab, click the drop-down arrow next to the Font box. A menu of font styles will appear.
  2. - Move the mouse over the various font styles. A live preview of the font will appear in the document. Select the font style you wish to use.

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  1. - The font will change in the document.

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When creating a professional document or a document that contains multiple paragraphs, you'll want to select a font that is easy to read. Along with Calibri, standard reading fonts include Cambria, Times New Roman, and Arial.

 

To change the font size:

  1. - Select the text you wish to modify.

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  1. - Select the desired font size formatting option:
    • + Font size drop-down arrow: On the Home tab, click the Font size drop-down arrow. A menu of font sizes will appear. When you move the mouse over the various font sizes, a live preview of the font size will appear in the document.
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    • + Font size box: When the font size you need is not available in the Font size drop-down arrow, you can click the Font size box and type the desired font size. Then press Enter.
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    • + Grow and shrink font commands: Click the Grow Font or Shrink Font commands to change the font size.
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  1. - The font size will change in the document.

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To change the font color:

  1. - Select the text you wish to modify.

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  1. - On the Home tab, click the Font Color drop-down arrow. The Font Color menu appears.
  2. - Move the mouse over the various font colors. A live preview of the color will appear in the document.

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  1. Select the font color you wish to use. The font color will change in the document.

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Your color choices aren't limited to the drop-down menu that appears. Select More Colors... at the bottom of the menu to access the Colors dialog box. Choose the color that you want, then click OK.

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To highlight text:

 

Highlighting can be a useful tool for marking important text in your document.

  1. - Select the text you wish to highlight.

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  1. - From the Home tab, click the Text Highlight Color drop-down arrow. The Highlight Color menu appears.

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  1. - Select the desired highlight color. The selected text will then be highlighted in the document.

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To remove highlighting, select the highlighted text, then click the Text Highlight Color drop-down arrow. Select No Color from the drop-down menu.

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If you need to highlight several lines of text, changing the mouse into a highlighter may be a helpful alternative to selecting and highlighting individual lines. Simply click the Text Highlight Color command, and the cursor changes into a highlighter . You can then click, hold, and drag the highlighter over the lines you wish to highlight.

 


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