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Quick Reference > Chapter 3 Changing the Appearance of Text

Chapter 3 Changing the Appearance of Text

Page 52 To change to a different font

1.
Select the text you want to change.

2.
On the Formatting toolbar, click the down arrow to the right of the Font box, and click the name of the font you want to apply.

52 To change the font size

1.
Select the text you want to change.

2.
On the Formatting toolbar, click the down arrow to the right of the Font Size box, and click the font size that you want to apply.

52 To display the formatting of selected text

1.
Select the text whose formatting you want to display.

2.
On the Format menu, click Reveal Formatting.

52 To apply text effects

1.
Select the text to which you want to add an effect.

2.
On the Format menu, click Font.

3.
Select the check box of the effect you want to apply, and click OK.

52 To change the character spacing of text

1.
Select the text whose spacing you want to change.

2.
On the Format menu, click Font.

3.
Click the Character Spacing tab.

4.
Click the down arrow to the right of the Spacing box, and click Expanded or Condensed.

5.
Click the up or down arrow to the right of the By box to specify how much the spacing should be expanded or condensed, and then click OK.

52 To clear text formatting

1.
Select the text whose formatting you want to clear.

2.
In the Reveal Formatting task pane, point to the Selected text box at the top of the task pane, click the down arrow that appears to its right, and then click Clear Formatting.

52 To change the color of text

1.
Select the text whose color you want to change.

2.
On the Formatting toolbar, click the down arrow to the right of the Font Color button, and then on the color palette, click the box for the color you want.

52 To highlight text with a color

1.
Select the text you want to highlight.

2.
On the Formatting toolbar, click the down arrow to the right of the Highlight button, and then click the box for the color you want.

52 To select all text that has the same formatting

1.
Select one instance of the formatted text.

2.
In the Reveal Formatting task pane, point to the Selected text box, click the down arrow to its right, and then click Select All Text With Similar Formatting.

52 To format text as bold, italic, or underlined

1.
Select the text you want to format.

2.
On the Formatting toolbar, click the Bold, Italic, or Underline button.

57 To add an animation effect

1.
Select the text you want to animate.

2.
On the Format menu, click Font.

3.
Click the Text Effects tab.

4.
In the Animations box, select the animation effect that you want to add to the selected text, and click OK.

58 To show or hide formatting marks

On the Standard toolbar, click the Show/Hide ¶ button.

58 To align paragraphs

1.
Select the text you want to align.

2.
On the Formatting toolbar, click the Align Left, Center, Align Right, or Justify button.

58 To indent paragraphs

1.
Click anywhere in the paragraph you want to indent.

2.
On the horizontal ruler, drag the Left Indent or Right Indent marker to where the indent should be.

58 To set a tab stop

Click the Tab button until it displays the type of tab you want, and then click the horizontal ruler where you want to set the tab stop.

58 To format paragraphs

1.
Click the paragraph you want to format.

2.
On the Format menu, click Paragraph.

3.
Select the formatting options you want to apply, and click OK.

58 To copy one paragraph’s formatting to another paragraph

1.
Select the paragraph whose formatting you want to copy.

2.
On the Standard toolbar, click the Format Painter button.

3.
Select the paragraph that you want to format.

58 To put a border around a paragraph

1.
Click the paragraph to which you want to add a border

2.
On the Format menu, click Borders and Shading.

3.
On the Borders tab, click the icon of the border style you want to apply, and click OK.

58 To shade the background of a paragraph

1.
Click the paragraph to which you want to add shading.

2.
On the Format menu, click Borders and Shading.

3.
On the Shading tab, click the box of the color you want on the color palette, and click OK.

68 To format paragraphs as a list

1.
Select the paragraphs you want to make into a list.

2.
On the Formatting toolbar, click the Bullets or Numbering button.

68 To format list bullet or number characters

1.
Select the items in the list.

2.
On the Format menu, click Bullets and Numbering.

3.
Click the Bulleted or Numbered tab.

4.
Click the bullet or number style you want, and click OK.

68 To sort items in a list

1.
Select the list you want to sort.

2.
On the Table menu, click Sort.

3.
Click the down arrow to the right of the Type box, and click the type of text by which to sort.

4.
Select the Ascending or Descending option, and click OK.

72 To specify AutoFormat options

1.
On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect Options.

2.
Click the AutoFormat As You Type tab.

3.
Select or clear AutoFormat rule check boxes, and click OK.

74 To apply a style

1.
Select the text you want to format.

2.
On the Format menu, click Styles and Formatting.

3.
In the Pick formatting to apply area, scroll the list, and click the style you want to apply.

74 To create a custom style

1.
Select the text for which you want to create a custom style.

2.
In the Styles and Formatting task pane, click New Style.

3.
In the Name box, type a name for the style.

4.
In the Formatting area, define the style, and click OK.

74 To modify a style

1.
In the Styles and Formatting task pane, point to the style you want to modify, click the down arrow that appears to the right, and click Modify.

2.
In the Formatting area of the Modify Style dialog box, make your modifications, and click OK.

74 To delete a style

1.
In the Styles and Formatting task pane, point to the style you want to delete, click the down arrow that appears to the right, and click Delete.

2.
Click Yes to confirm the deletion.

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