Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Figure 17-1: Text effects galore.
1. Summon the Font dialog box.
The keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+D. The longcut is to click the dialog box launcher, found in the
lower-right corner of the Font group on the Home tab.
2. Click the Text Effects button in the Font dialog box.
3. Click the A button that has the underline to apply text fill and outline effects; other effects
are added by clicking the hollow-looking A.
Refer to Figure 17-1 for the two types of effects that are applied in the Format Text Effects dialog
4. Manipulate the controls in the dialog box to customize text effects.
Wonderful and detailed controls are available in the Format Text Effects dialog box, but sadly, no
5. Click the OK button to dismiss the Format Text Effects dialog box.
6. Click the OK button to close the Font dialog box.
The font effects you select affect any selected text in the document or any text you type from that
The Text Attributes button doesn’t look fuzzy when you’re working on a Word document saved
in an older, DOC file format.