Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Formatting Text
Formatting Text
In Chapter 5, we showed how to format text by selecting the text and then choosing
options on the Home tab or the Mini toolbar (or using keyboard shortcuts) to apply a font,
point size, and basic formats such as bold and italic. For details, see “Applying Character
Formatting” on page 124.
INSIDE OUT Deal with fonts that aren’t installed on your computer
A document that was created on a different computer might use fonts that are not
installed on your computer. If you open such a document, Word does its best to find a
similar font on your system to use for display and printing.
And if you’re not happy with Word’s best? Specify your own substitute fonts. Click File,
Options. On the Advanced tab, under Show Document Content, click Font Substitution.
In the dialog box that appears, Word lists all the fonts that are used but not installed.
To specify a different font, select a missing font and then choose from the Substituted
Font list.
If you subsequently open the document on a computer where the original font is
installed, Word uses that font. To change all occurrences in the document so that the
substitute fonts are always used, click Convert Permanently.
Word supports several additional character formats that you can apply to text. Although
some can be controlled from the Home tab, others require a visit to the Font dialog box,
which you can launch by clicking the arrow in the lower right corner of the Font group on
the Home tab or by pressing Ctrl+Shift+F. (Many of these formats can also be applied with
shortcut keys, as shown in Table 7-6.)
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