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Part 6. Formatting Characters and Paragraphs > Changing the Font and Font Size

Changing the Font and Font Size

After you've selected the text whose font you want to change, click the down arrow to right of the Font list on the Formatting toolbar.

A list of available fonts appears. Drag the scroll bar on the right edge of the list to move through the list, and click the font that you want to use.

Click anywhere in the document to deselect the text so that you can see the new font more clearly.

INTRODUCTION

One of the things that people like most about word processing is that you can quickly change the font (typeface) and font size of your text. Font size is measured in points. (A 10-point to 12-point font is commonly used for body text.) Word assumes that you want to use a Times New Roman, 12-point font, but as you'll see here, you can change these settings with just a few mouse clicks.


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Frequently Used Fonts

The fonts that you use most frequently appear above the double line in the Font list so that you can access them easily. Below the double line is an alphabetical list of all the fonts installed on your computer.


Select the text whose font size you want to change and click the down arrow to the right of the Font Size list on the Formatting toolbar.

A list of available font sizes appears. Drag the scroll bar on the right edge of the list to move through the list, and click the font size that you want to use.

Click anywhere to deselect the text so that you can more easily see the new size.


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