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Chapter 4. Getting the Type Right > Changing and Styling Fonts

Changing and Styling Fonts

After you have mastered the Fonts window, actually changing fonts on your slides is easy. You can control fonts for an entire text box or for selected text within a text box.

To change fonts for a text box

1.
Click within a text box to select it.

or

If you only want to change some of the text within a text box, select the text first (Figure 4.18).

Figure 4.18. Only the selected text will change fonts.


2.
If it is not already opened, click the Fonts button in the toolbar to open the Fonts window.

3.
Click the family and typeface that you want in the Fonts window.

The slide text changes to reflect your choice (Figure 4.19).

Figure 4.19. The changed text.


Changing font sizes

Like changing fonts, changing font sizes is just a matter of selecting text boxes or text and making your choice from the Fonts window.

To change the size of type

1.
Click within a text box to select it.

or

If you only want to change some of the text within a text box, select the text first.

2.
Use the size controls in the Fonts window to adjust the font size.

Depending on the font controls that you have enabled, you can pick from the list of font sizes, use the slider to grow or shrink the font size dynamically, or type a font size in the Sizes field.

✓ Tip

  • New to Keynote 2 is the ability to change the font size of selected text from the keyboard by pressing to increase the font size by one point, or to decrease the font size by one point.


Setting, copying, and pasting font styles

Many fonts have bold and italic versions, and you can apply these either in the Fonts window or using Keynote's Format menu. If a font does not show a bold or italic version in the Fonts window, the formatting commands in the Format menu will not be dimmed, but they also will not work to change the look of the font. You can also underline text using the Format menu.

To set font styles

1.
In a text box, select the text that you want to make bold or italic.

2.
Click on the style that you want in the Typeface column of the Fonts window.

or

Choose Format > Font > Bold, or press .

or

Choose Format > Font > Italic, or press .

or

Choose Format > Font > Underline, or press .

✓ Tip

  • Some fonts use the term Oblique instead of Italic. There may be a difference to true font geeks, but for the purposes of your presentations you can treat them as identical.


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