Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Choosing Fonts, Colors, and Other Decorative Touches
Figure 2-11:
Changing
the font,
background
and
foreground
colors, and
number
formats on
the Format
tab of the
Ribbon.
Here are some of the properties of labels, text boxes, and some other
controls that you may want to set:
Font: You can control the typeface by clicking the Font box in the Font
group on the Format tab of the Ribbon or by changing the Font Name
property. Don’t choose anything really fancy; if you do, your text will be
unreadable. (For most of the figures in this chapter, we use a font named
Calibri.) Adjust the size of the text by clicking the Font Size box or
setting the Font Size property. The Font group on the Format tab of the
Ribbon also has buttons for boldface, italics, and underlining (or you
can set the Font Weight, Font Italics, or Font Underline
properties).
Color: Text doesn’t have to be boring black on ho-hum gray. With the
control selected, click the down arrow on the Font Color button in the
Font group on the Format tab of the Ribbon; from the drop-down menu,
choose the color that you want to use as the text color. (If you don’t see
the color you want, choose More Colors.) To set another control to the
same color, select the control and click the same Font button. (The
current color is the color of the bar below the A on the button.) You can
set the background color the same way by clicking the Background
Color button.
These buttons set the Fore Color and Back Color properties of the
control, which are on the Format tab of the property sheet. These
properties appear as horrendous-looking seven-character codes — the same
color-naming system used in the HTML formatting codes for web pages.
The first character is always #, followed by three pairs of two characters
that represent the amounts of red, green, and blue in the color.
Alignment: To left-align, right-align, or center the text within the edges
of the control, click the Align Text Left, Center, or Align Text Right
button in the Font group on the Format tab of the Ribbon, or set the
Text Align property on the Format tab of the property sheet. If you
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