Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Size. By default, the baseline font for an equation is 18 point. Some characters can
be larger or smaller than that depending on their context. You can select the equa-
tion’s frame and then choose a different font size from the Home tab to adjust the
overall size of the equation up or down proportionally from there.
Color. Use the Font Color button on the Home tab to change the color of the text
used for the equation if desired. Keep in mind, however, that equations are nearly
always utilitarian objects, not decorative.
Bold. You can apply boldface to individual characters or to the entire equation.
Strikethrough. You can apply strikethrough to individual characters or to the
Italics. Letters in an equation are italicized by default, as are some symbols. It
is usually best to leave these at their default, because people expect to see those
items italicized, and the italics help them make sense of the equation.
Underline. Underline cannot be applied to individual characters; it can be applied
only to the equation as a whole.
In this chapter, you learned many techniques for formatting text. You learned how to apply
different fonts, sizes, colors, and attributes, and how to bend and shape text with 3-D
effects and WordArt transformations. In the next chapter, you’ll continue to look at text
formatting, focusing on paragraph-wide effects such as bulleted and numbered lists,
indentation, and alignment.