Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Formatting Paragraphs and Characters
To Select a Group of Words
To emphasize the contact information (call 555-1029), these words are underlined in the l yer. To format a
group of words, you i rst must select them. The following steps select a group of words.
1
Position the mouse pointer
insertion
point
immediately to the left of the
i rst character of the text to be
selected, in this case, the c in call
(Figure 1– 38).
mouse pointer
(I-beam) at beginning
of text to select
text color
and font size
changed
Why did the shape of the mouse
pointer change?
The mouse pointer’s shape is an
I-beam when positioned in unselected text in the document window.
Figure 1–38
2
Drag the mouse pointer through
the last character of the text to be
selected, in this case, the 9 in the
phone number (Figure 1– 39).
text
selected
Why did the mouse pointer shape
change again?
When the mouse pointer is
positioned in selected text, its shape
is a left-pointing block arrow.
mouse
pointer
Figure 1–39
Other Ways
1. With insertion point
at beginning of i rst
word in group, press
CTRL + SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW
repeatedly until all words
are selected
To Underline Text
Underlines are used to emphasize or draw attention to specii c text. Underlined text prints with an
underscore (_ ) below each character. In the l yer, the contact information, call 555-1029, in the signature line
is emphasized with an underline. The following step formats selected text with an underline.
1
Home tab
With the text selected, click the
clicking Underline button
arrow displays Underline
gallery, which contains
a variety of underline
styles and colors
Underline button (Home tab | Font
group) to underline the selected
text (Figure 1– 40).
How would I remove an underline?
You would click the Underline
button a second time, or you
immediately could click the Undo
button on the Quick Access Toolbar.
Underline
button
selected
Font group
selected text
underlined
Figure 1– 40
Other Ways
1. Right-click text, click Font
on shortcut menu, click
Font tab (Font dialog box),
click Underline style box
arrow, click desired
underline style, click OK
button
2. Click Font Dialog Box
Launcher (Home tab |
Font group), click Font tab
(Font dialog box), click
Underline style box arrow,
click desired underline
style, click OK button
3. Press CTRL + U
 
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