Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Chapter 6: Formatting Text
In This Chapter
▶ Changing fonts
▶ Changing the font size
▶ Using text styles
▶ Coloring text
▶ Justifying text
▶ Creating lists
▶ Clearing formatting
After you type text into a document, edit it, and check it for spelling
and grammatical errors, you’re ready to make it look pretty; a process
known as formatting text. A properly formatted document can make your text
easy to read, while a poorly formatted document can make even the best
writing difficult or confusing to read.
The Home tab groups Word’s formatting tools into three categories:
✓ Font: Defines the font, font size, color, highlighting, and style (bold,
italic, underline, strikethrough, superscript, subscript, and case)
Paragraph: Defines justification (left, center, or right), line spacing,
shading, borders, indentation, formatting symbols, and list style (bul-
lets, numbered, and outline)
✓ Styles: Displays predefined formatting that you can apply to your text
To format any text, follow these steps:
1. Select the text you want to format.
2. Choose a formatting tool.
When you choose most formatting commands, that command stays on until
you turn it off by choosing the same command again.