Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Changing the Look of Text
Installing and removing fonts on your computer
If Windows is installed on your computer, so
are many different fonts. The names of these
fonts appear on the Font drop-down list, Font
dialog box, and mini-toolbar. Do you have
enough fonts on your computer? Do you want
to remove fonts to keep the Font drop-down list
from being overcrowded?
Font files are kept in the C:\Windows\
Fonts folder on your computer. You can
double-click the Fonts icon in the Control Panel to
open this folder. Here are instructions for
✓ Installing new fonts: Place the font file in
the C:\Windows\Fonts folder.
✓ Removing a font: Move the font file out of
the C:\Windows\Fonts folder. Store
font files you don’t want in another folder
where you can resuscitate them if need be.
✓ Examining fonts: Double-click a font file
to examine a font more closely. A window
opens, and you see precisely what the
font looks like. Do you know why “The
quick brown fox jumps over the lazy
dog” appears in this window? Because
that sentence includes every letter in the
Applying font styles to text
There are four — count ’em, four — font styles: regular, bold, italic, and
✦ Regular : This style is just Office’s way of denoting an absence of any
✦ Italic : Italic is used for emphasis, when introducing a new term, and to
mark foreign words such as violà, gung hay fat choy, and Qué magnifico!
You can also italicize titles to make them a little more elegant.
✦ Bold: Bold text calls attention to itself.