Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Session 2.2
Emphasizing Text Using Bold, Underline, and
Italic Styles
You can emphasize words in your document by formatting them with bold, underline, or
italic styles. These styles help make specific thoughts, ideas, words, or phrases stand out.
(You can also add special effects such as shadows to characters.) Marilee marked a few
words on the document draft (shown in Figure 2-1) that need special emphasis. You add
bold, underline, or italic styles by using the corresponding buttons on the Formatting tool-
bar. These buttons are toggle buttons , which means you can click them once to format the
selected text, and then click again to remove the formatting from the selected text.
Bolding Text
Marilee wants to draw attention to the title and all of the question headings. You will do
this by formatting them with the bold style.
To format the title and the questions in bold:
1. Select the title Frequently Asked Questions About Trees . It doesn’t matter whether or
not you select the paragraph mark following the title.
2. Press and hold the Ctrl key, and then select the first question in the document (“How can I tell if
I’ve picked a site with good drainage?”). Again, whether or not you select the paragraph mark
following the question is of no concern. Both the title and the first question are now selected.
You can continue to select nonadjacent information by using the Ctrl key and scroll arrows.
3. Continue to hold down the Ctrl key, and then scroll down and select each of the remaining
questions. Use the down arrow on the vertical scroll bar to view the questions. Again,
whether or not you select the paragraph mark following each question is of no concern.
Trouble? If you accidentally select something other than a question, keep the Ctrl key
pressed while you click the incorrect item. This should deselect the incorrect item.
4. Release the Ctrl key, click the Bold button on the Formatting toolbar, click anywhere in
the document to deselect the text, and then scroll up to return to the beginning of the docu-
ment. The title and the questions appear in bold, as shown in Figure 2-28.
Figure 2-28
Text in bold
Bold button
bolded text
After reviewing this change, Marilee wonders if the title would look better without bold.
You can easily remove bold by selecting the text and clicking the Bold button again to turn
off, or toggle, bold.
5. To remove the bold, select the title, and then click the Bold button on the Formatting
toolbar. The title now appears without bold. Marilee decides she prefers to emphasize the
title with bold after all.
6. Verify that the title is still selected, and then click the Bold button
on the Formatting
toolbar. The title appears in bold again.
 
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