Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
You can also use the Font menu to preview the look of fonts. Scroll through the list to see
which fonts are available and how they may look. As you move the mouse over a font, any
selected text in your document is visually updated to show how that text would look in that
font. The text isn’t changed until you select the new font.
When no font is displayed in the Font group (the listing is blank), it means that more than one
font is being used in the selected block of text.
You can quickly scroll to a specific part of the menu by typing the first letter of the
font you need, such as T for Times New Roman.
Graphic designers prefer to use two fonts in a document — one for the text and one for
headings and titles. Word is configured this way as well. The font you see with Body after its name
is the current text, or body, font. The font marked as Heading is used for headings. These two
fonts are part of the document theme.
Refer to Chapter 16 for more information on document themes.
Fonts are the responsibility of Windows, not Word. Thousands of fonts are available
for Windows, and they work in all Windows applications.
Applying character formats
The Font group lists some of the most common character formats. They’re applied in addition to the
font. In fact, they enhance the font. Use them as you see fit:
To make text bold, press Ctrl+B or click the Bold command button.
Use bold to make text stand out on a page — for titles and captions or when you’re uncontrollably
To make text italic, press Ctrl+I or click the Italic command button.