Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Changing the Text Style
If you choose a light color for your text, it may be hard to read against a white
background.
To change the color of text, follow these steps:
1. Click the Home tab.
2. Select the text you want to color.
3. Click the downward-pointing arrow to the right of the Font Color icon.
A color palette appears, as shown in Figure 6-3.
4. Click a color.
Word displays your selected text (from Step 2) in your chosen color.
Figure 6-3:
Coloring text
in different
ways can
emphasize
parts of your
document.
After you choose a color, that color appears directly on the Font Color icon.
Now you can select text and click directly on the Font Color icon (not the
downward-pointing arrow) to color your text.
Highlighting text with color
Highlighting text mimics coloring chunks of text with a highlighting marker
that students often use to emphasize passages in a book. To highlight text,
follow these steps:
1. Click the Home tab.
2. Select the text you want to highlight.
3. Click the downward-pointing arrow to the right of the Text Highlight
Color icon.
A color palette appears, as shown in Figure 6-4.
 
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