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Part II: Formatting Documents > Formatting Characters and Changing Fonts

Chapter 9. Formatting Characters and Changing Fonts

  • Format characters

    Format characters using menu commands, keyboard shortcuts, or the Formatting toolbar.

  • Change fonts

    Font types and sizes can be changed and are determined by printer and screen fonts installed on your computer.

  • Change languages

    Change languages to enable you to share work with documents written in non-English languages.

  • Copy formatting

    This formatting technique is a method that can save time for repetitive formatting tasks.

  • Format special characters

    Some of the special formatting options include changing text orientation, highlighting text, making superscripts and subscripts, underlining, spacing, and adding animation characters.

  • Insert symbols and special fonts

    Insert decorative characters, scientific symbols, or invisible characters.

  • Use fonts correctly

    TrueType generates screen and printer fonts so that what is printed closely matches what you see on-screen.

Characters—individual letters, numbers, punctuation marks, and symbols—are the smallest units of text you can format in a Word 97 document. You can apply formatting styles such as bold, italic, or a different font to one character or to an entire document. You can also combine character formatting options; for example, you can make a word bold and italicized. You also can use as many different types of character formatting in a document as you want. Your document's title, for example, can be in a different font or larger size, subheadings can be boldfaced, and paragraphs of text can be plain text with some italic text for occasional emphasis.



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