Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Applying Text Effects, Font Colors, and Font Styles
Figure 1-24
Text Effects gallery
Text Effects button
paragraph formatted
in 36- point Arial Black
select this text effect
options for
fine tuning a
text effect
5. In the bottom row of the predefined text effects, place the pointer over the black
letter “A” with the white outline to display a ScreenTip with a detailed description of
the text effect, which reads “Gradient Fill – Black, Outline – White, Outer Shadow.”
6. Click the black letter “A.” The text effect is applied to the selected paragraph and
the Text Effects gallery closes. The first paragraph is now formatted in Arial Black
font, but with the additional text effects of a white outline and a fading effect at
the top of each letter, as shown in the Session 1.2 Visual Overview.
Andrew wants to draw attention to the topic title and the name of the bookstore where
the event will take place. Book titles are typically italicized, so you’ll add italics now as
well as a font color for extra emphasis. Then you will use the Format Painter to copy the
title’s formatting to the name of the bookstore.
Using the Format Painter
• Select the text whose formatting you want to copy.
• Click the Format Painter button in the Clipboard group on the Home tab. The mouse
pointer changes to the Format Painter pointer, the I-beam pointer with a paintbrush.
• Drag the Format Painter pointer over the text you want to format.
• To copy formatting to nonadjacent paragraphs, double-click the Format Painter
button, click the paragraphs you want to format, and then click the Format Painter button
again to turn off the Format Painter.
To apply a font color and italics and use the Format Painter:
1. In the second paragraph, select the topic title, “Tropical Times: An Introduction to
Wildlife in Tropical Climates.” It doesn’t matter whether you select the paragraph
symbol at the end of the title.
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