Change Font Typeface and Size

Change Font Typeface and Size

To change the font typeface:

  • Click the arrow next to the font name and choose a font.
  • Remember that you can preview how the new font will look by highlighting the text, and hovering over the new font typeface.


To change the font size:

  • Click the arrow next to the font size and choose the appropriate size, or
  • Click the increase or decrease font size buttons.


Font Styles and Effects

Font styles are predefined formatting options that are used to emphasize text.  They include:  Bold, Italic, and Underline.  To apply these to text:

  • Select the text and click the Font Styles included on the Font group of the Home tab or
  • Select the text and right click to display the font tools


Change Text Color

To change the text color:

  • Select the text and click the Colors button included on the Font Group of the Ribbon, or
  • Highlight the text and right-click and choose the Colors tool.
  • Select the color by clicking the down arrow next to the font color button.



WordArt are styles that can be applied to text to create a visual effect. To apply WordArt:

  • Select the text
  • Click the Insert tab
  • Click the WordArt button
  • Choose the WordArt


To modify the styles of WordArt

  • Select the WordArt
  • Click the Format tab for the Drawing Tools
  • Click the WordArt Fill button, the WordArt Outline button, or the Text Effects button


Change Paragraph Alignment

The paragraph alignment allows you to set how you want text to flow relative to other content.  To change the alignment:

  • Click the Home Tab
  • Choose the appropriate button for alignment on the Paragraph Group.
    • Align Left:  the text is aligned with your left margin
    • Center:  The text is centered within your margins
    • Align Right:  Aligns text with the right margin
    • Justify:  Aligns text to both the left and right margins.


Indent Paragraphs

To indent entire paragraphs, you can do the following:

  • Click the Indent buttons to control the indent, and
  • Click an Indent button repeated times to increase or decrease the amount of indentation.


Text Direction

To change the text direction:

  • Select the text
  • Click the Text Direction button on the Home tab
  • Click the selection