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Changing the character formatting of text
Changing the character formatting of text
Sometimes, you want to change the appearance of one small part
of a document without having to find or create an appropriate
style. Word 2013 makes it easy to apply direct formatting to
selected text or to set the formatting and then start typing.
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Format text by using ribbon buttons
1 Select the text to which you want to apply direct formatting.
2 On the Home tab, in the Font group, click the down-arrow on the
Font box to display the drop-down list and then point to a font.
Look at the live preview in the selected text as you point to the
names of different fonts. When you find the font that you want,
click its name to apply it to the selected text.
3 Click the down-arrow on the Font Size box to display the drop-
down list and click one of the numbers (in points) or type a number
into the box. Press Enter to apply the size.
Look at the live preview in the selected text as you point to differ-
ent sizes. You can also click the Increase Font Size or Decrease Font
Size button to change the size of the selected text to the next larger
or smaller number in the Font Size box.
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TIP In the Font Size box, you can type numbers from 1 to 1638
points, in half-point increments. For example, 11.5 is a valid
font size.
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