Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Formatting Paragraphs and Characters
To Change the Font Size of Selected Text
The next step is to increase the font size of the characters in the selected headline. You would like the headline
to be as large as possible and still i t on a single line, which in this case is 72 point. The following steps increase the
font size of the headline from 11 to 72 point.
Home tab
Font Size box
arrow
default font
size is 11
1
With the text selected, click the
Font Size box arrow (Home tab |
Font group) to display the Font Size
gallery (Figure 1–16).
Why are the font sizes in my Font
Size gallery different from those
in Figure 1–16?
Font sizes may vary depending on
the current font and your printer
driver.
current font
size selected
Font group
list of available
font sizes are
displayed in
Font Size gallery
text to be
formatted
is selected
What happened to the Mini
toolbar?
The Mini toolbar disappears if you
do not use it. These steps use the
Font Size box arrow on the Home
tab instead of the Font Size box
arrow on the Mini toolbar.
Figure 1–16
2
Point to 72 in the Font Size gallery
to display a live preview of the
selected text at the selected point
size (Figure 1–17).
I
Experiment
Point to various font sizes in the
font size of selected text
changes to 72 point,
showing a live preview
of font size to which you
are pointing in gallery
Font Size gallery and watch the font
size of the selected text change in
the document window.
3
Click 72 in the Font Size gallery to
increase the font size of the selected
text.
selection on
text disappears
temporarily
while you use
live preview
mouse pointer
on 72 point
Figure 1–17
Other Ways
1. Click Font Size box arrow on
Mini toolbar, click desired
font size in Font Size gallery
2. Right-click selected text,
click Font on shortcut
menu, click Font tab (Font
dialog box), select desired
font size in Size list, click
OK button
3. Click Font Dialog Box
Launcher, click Font tab
(Font dialog box), select
desired font size in Size
list, click OK button
4. Press CTRL + D , click Font tab
(Font dialog box), select
desired font size in Size
list, click OK button
 
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