Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
The Font dialog box contains all the commands for formatting text, including quite a few that didn’t
find their way into the Font group on the Ribbon. As with all text formatting, the commands you
choose in the Font dialog box affect any new text you type or any selected text in your document.
When you’re done setting up your font stuff, click the OK button. Or click Cancel if you’re just
The best benefit of the Font dialog box is its Preview window, at the bottom. This
window shows you exactly how your choices affect text in your document.
The Font names +Body and +Heading refer to the fonts selected by the current document
theme. This is done so that you can use Word’s theme commands to quickly change body and
heading fonts for an entire document all at one time.
Click the Text Effects button in the Font dialog box to access festive attributes such as Shadow,
Outline, Emboss, and Engrave. They’re useful for titles and headings.
You can use the Advanced tab in the Font dialog box to set options for changing the size and
position of text on a line.
The Set As Default button in the Font dialog box is used to change the font that
Word uses for a new document. If you prefer to use a specific font for all your documents,
choose the font (plus other text attributes) in the Font dialog box, and then click the Set As
Default button. In the dialog box that appears, choose the option All Documents Based on the
Normal Template, and then click the OK button. Afterward, all documents start with the font
options you selected.