Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Changing the Look of Text
A font is a collection of letters, numbers, and symbols in a particular
typeface, including all italic and boldface variations of the letters, numbers, and
symbols. Fonts have beautiful names and some of them are many centuries
old. Most computers come with these fonts: Arial, Tahoma, Times New
Roman, and Verdana. By default, Office often applies the Calibri font to text.
Font styles include boldface, italic, and underline. By convention, headings
are boldface. Italic is used for emphasis and to mark foreign words in text.
Office provides a number of text effects. Text effects, also known as text
attributes , include strikethrough and superscript. Use text effects sparingly.
The following pages look at the different ways to change the font, font size,
and color of text, as well as how to assign font styles and text effects to text.
Choosing fonts for text
If you aren’t happy with the fonts you choose, select the text that needs a
font change and change fonts with one of these techniques:
✦ Mini-toolbar: Move the pointer over the selected text. You see the
minitoolbar. Move the pointer over this toolbar and choose a font in the Font
drop-down list, as shown in Figure 2-2.
fonts by way