Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Applying Text Effects, Font Colors, and Font Styles
5. Without clicking, move the pointer over a dramatic-looking font in the font list,
such as Algerian or Arial Black, and then move the pointer over another font.
The selected text in the document changes to show a Live Preview of the font the
pointer is resting on.
6. Scroll down the list and click Times New Roman . The Font menu closes, and
the selected text is formatted in Times New Roman. You will make it more
eyecatching as you increase the font size. The Font Size box currently displays the
number “11” indicating that the selected text is formatted in 11-point font.
7. Verify that the four paragraphs of text are still selected, and then click the Font
Size arrow to display a menu of font sizes. As with the Font menu, you can move
the pointer over options in the Font Size menu to see a Live Preview of that option.
To quickly increase the
font size of selected text,
click the Grow Font button
in the Font group on the
Home tab. To decrease the
font size, click the Shrink
Font button.
8. Click . The selected text increases significantly in size and the Font Size 22
menu closes.
9. Click a blank area of the document to deselect the text, and then save your
changes to the document.
Andrew looks over the fl yer and decides he would like the fi rst line of text to stand out
from the rest. You will do this next by applying more text formatting.
Applying Text Effects, Font Colors,
and Font Styles
To really make text stand out, you can use text effects , which are special visual
enhancements such as outlines, shading, shadows, and refl ections that you add to the text’s font.
You access these options by clicking the Text Effects button in the Font group on the
Home tab. At other times, all it takes is different font color, or font style, such as bold or
italics , to make a word, line, or paragraph of text stand out.
Andrew suggests increasing the font size of the fl yer’s fi rst paragraph, and then
applying text effects to it, so it really stands out from the rest of the text.
To apply text effects to the first paragraph:
1. Select the first paragraph in the flyer.
2. In the Font group, click the Font arrow, and then click Arial Black .
3. In the Font group, click the Font Size arrow, and then click .
To restore selected text
to the default font, size,
and color, click the Clear
Formatting button in
the Font group on the
Home tab.
4. In the Font group, click the Text Effects button . A gallery of text effects
appears, as shown in Figure 1-24. Some options that allow you to fine tune a
particular text effect, perhaps by changing the color or adding an even more
pronounced shadow, are listed below the predefined text effects in the gallery.
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