Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
In This Chapter
Using fancy text formatting
Swiping text formats
Formatting quotes, fractions, and stuff
Creating automatic lists and borders
Centering a title page
Say hello to the formatting leftovers, the items that are related to formatting but that may not fit into
another chapter in this part of the topic or that were, as is my feeling, added to the Word formatting
mix in a weird or hodgepodge manner. In this chapter, you find a plethora of formatting tricks and
tidbits. It’s random stuff, various and sundry. Welcome to the Word formatting buffet dessert bar!
Weird and Fun Text Effects
There’s a fuzzy button in the Home tab’s Font group. It looks like a big A, and it’s one of
those menu button items that dot the Ribbon like ticks on the back of an Alabama hound dog.
Regardless, what it does is let you apply some interesting and nonstandard effects to your document’s text.
To apply the text effects, simply choose one from the Text Effects menu. The effect you choose is
applied to any new text you type or to any selected text in the document.
You can specifically apply an effect or change a color by choosing the specific item from the Text
Effects menu, as shown in Figure 17-1 . Or if you want to get fancy, you can use the Format Text Effects
dialog box. To get there, follow these steps: