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Hour 6. Formatting Characters > Applying Bold, Italic, and Underline

Applying Bold, Italic, and Underline

The most common type of font formatting other than font and font size is font style. This term refers collectively to boldface, italic, and underline. You can apply font styles individually, or you can apply two or more to the same block of text. For example, you could add boldface and italic to a sentence. Judicious use of font styles can add just the right emphasis to a document—overuse can make a document cluttered and difficult to read.

The easiest way to apply font styles is via the Formatting toolbar or a keyboard shortcut:


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