Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Specifying Fonts and Sizes
Specifying Fonts and Sizes
Font, fonts, font, fonts . Just a decade ago, this word was used mainly by eggheads like me
and people who worked with type for a living. But the increasing flexibility and growing
feature set of Word has enabled us over the years to choose the type and style we like from
a continually growing list of typefaces.
Now in Word 2010, you not only have the ability to choose from a huge slate of font options,
but you can easily add your favorite fonts and take advantage of high-end typography
features that are available with some OpenType fonts. You’ll learn more about OpenType and
find out how to use ligatures, stylistic sets, and more, in the section, “High-End Typography
in Word 2010,” on page 216.
When you’re entering or importing content, the quickest way to apply a font is to click at
the point you want the font to begin, choose the font, and then type your text. If you’ve
already typed or pasted the text into the document, select the text to which you want to
apply the font and then click the Font arrow in the Font group on the Home tab. The list of
fonts available on your system appears, as you can see in Figure 7-7.
Figure 7-7 The Font list displays the various fonts available on your system.
At the top of the font list, you see the fonts used for headings and body text, according to
the theme you’ve chosen for your document. Below the Theme Fonts, you see the names
of Recently Used Fonts you’ve applied.
The Font list contains all the currently available fonts. You can temporarily increase or
decrease the height of the font list using the sizing handle found at the bottom of the
dialog box. You can also press Ctrl+D to open the Font dialog box.
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