Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chapter 6: Formatting Text
Change the Font, Size, and Color
By default, when you type text in a Word 2013 document, the program uses an 11-point Calibri
font. You can change font — also called the typeface — text size, and color to alter the
appearance of text in a document. For example, you might change the font, size, and color of your
document’s title text to emphasize it. In addition, you can use Word’s basic formatting commands —
Bold, Italic, Underline, Strikethrough, Subscript, and Superscript — to quickly add formatting to your
text. And, you can change the font that Word 2013 applies by default for the body of a document.
Change the Font, Size, and Color
Change the Font
1 Select the text that you want
to format.
A If you drag to select, the
Mini toolbar appears faded in
the background, and you can
use it by moving
toward
the Mini toolbar.
2 To use the Ribbon, click the
Home tab.
3 Click the Font
to display
the font.
Note: Word displays a sample of
the selected text in any font at
which you point the mouse.
4 Click the font you want to use.
B Word assigns the font to the
selected text.
You can click anywhere outside
the selection to continue
working.
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