Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Text Formatting: Font, Size, and Style
Font, Size, and Style
The Home tab’s Font
section is where you
choices for your
• Change Case (Alt, H, 7). When you click this button, you get four choices:
— Sentence case. This option capitalizes the first word of each sentence in the
selection, just like your fourth-grade teacher taught you in English.
— Lower case. The I’m-too-cool-for-school special: Choose this to make every
letter in the selection lower case.
— Upper case. Choose this to make every letter in the selection A CAPITAL
— Capitalize each word. This option makes the first letter of each word
uppercase. (In previous versions of Word, this option was called “title case.”)
— Toggle case. This option reverses the existing cases in the selection,
capitalizing lowercase letters and making capital letters lowercase.
• Clear Formatting (Alt, H, E). Use this option to remove all formatting from
• Bold (Alt, H, 1 or Ctrl+B). This option makes the selection bold .
• Italic (Alt, H, 2 or Ctrl+I). This option makes the selection italic .
• Underline (Alt, H, 3 or Ctrl+U). This option adds underlining to the selection. If
you want to get fancy with dashed, wavy, or dotted lines or by making the
underlining a different color from the rest of the text, click the downward-pointing
arrow to the right of the button and make your selections from the menu that
• Strikethrough (Alt, H, 4). This button puts a horizontal line through the
middle of your text, like this.
• Subscript (Alt, H, 5). Handy for math and science writing, this option makes
the selected text smaller and drops it below other characters: H 2 O.
• Superscript (Alt, H, 6). This shrinks the selected text and raises it above the
other characters, like this: E = MC 2 .
• Text Effects (Alt, H, FT). Snazz up your text with outlining, shadows,
reflections, and glow effects in different colors. When you click this button, you get
a menu of choices, each one illustrated so you can see how the effect will look
before you apply it.