Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Changing the Look of Text
✦ Underline: Underlined text also calls attention to itself, but use
underlining sparingly. Later in this chapter, “Underlining text” looks at all the
ways to underline text.
Select text and use one of these techniques to apply a font style to it:
✦ Home tab: Click the Bold, Italic, or Underline button.
✦ Keyboard: Press Ctrl+B to boldface text, Ctrl+I to italicize it, or Ctrl+U to
✦ Mini-toolbar: The mini-toolbar offers the Bold, Italic, and Underline
✦ Font dialog box: Select a Font Style option in the Font dialog box. To
open this dialog box, visit the Home tab and click the Font group button.
To remove a font style, click the Bold, Italic, or Underline button a second
time. You can also select text and then click the Clear Formatting button on
the Home tab (in Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher).
Applying text effects to text
Text effects have various uses, some utilitarian and some strictly for yucks.
Be careful with text effects. Use them sparingly and to good purpose. To
apply a text effect, start on the Home tab (or the Format Text tab in Outlook
messages) and do one of the following:
✦ Click a text effect button on the Home tab.
✦ Click the Font group button and choose a text effect in the bottom half
of the Font dialog box, as shown in Figure 2-3.
in the Font