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Lesson 10. Changing the Appearance of Te... > Applying Special Font Effects - Pg. 59

Changing the Appearance of Text Command Italic Button Hotkey Ctrl+I 59 Underline Ctrl+U You can also assign font attributes using the Font dialog box. If you want to use underlining other than the default single underline, you must use this method. Use the following steps to do so: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Click Format, Font to open the Font dialog box (refer to Figure 10.1). Under Font Style, select Italic, Bold Italic or Bold. Select Regular to return to normal text. Click the Underline drop-down arrow and select the desired underline style from the list; select (none) to remove underlining. Optionally, select the underline color from the Underline Color list. Select OK. A New Default --To change the default font and font size used in documents based on the Normal template, open the Font dialog box; select the desired font, size, and attributes; and click the Default button. Tip Applying Special Font Effects Word has a number of special font effects that you can use. These include superscript and subscript, strikethrough, and several graphics effects such as shadow and outline. You can also specify that text be hidden, which means it will not display onscreen or be printed. To assign special font effects to selected text or to text that you are about to type, use the following steps: 1. 2. 3. Click Format, Font to open the Font dialog box (refer to Figure 10.1). In the Effects area, select the effects that you want. To remove an effect, deselect the check box. The Preview box shows you how the selected effects will look. Select OK. Tip Quick Change Artist --To quickly change capitalization of text, select the text and then press Shift+F3 one or more times. The text will cycle between no caps, all caps, and initial caps. Where's That Hidden Text? --To locate hidden text, click Tools and then Options. On the View tab, select the Hidden Text option; hidden text then displays with a dotted underline. You can also display hidden text by clicking the Show/Hide ¶ button on the Standard toolbar. Caution Adding Borders to Text Word's Borders command enables you to improve the appearance of your documents by displaying borders around selected text. Figure 10.2 shows examples of the use of borders. (The figure also illustrates shading, which is covered later in this lesson, in the section "Applying Shading.")