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Format Font 1. Font. All of the font families are listed here. A font family is a collection of fonts that are similar in appearance. For example, the Times New Roman family contains the fonts Times New Roman, Times New Roman Bold, Times New Roman Italic, and Times New Roman Bold Italic. 2. Font style. All of the members of any font family are listed here. Regular is the default selection and stands for the basic font of the family. Most families have regular, bold, italic, and bold italic styles. Some families have fewer styles. In case you haven't guessed by now, when you choose bold or italic formatting (or both) you are actually choosing dif- ferent fonts. Word hides this fact to make life a bit simpler for the average user. 3. Size. Change the character's display size. The list presents sizes ranging in various increments from 8 to 72. Type any number directly into the box for a custom size, including decimal fractions (e.g., 10.5). 4. Font color. The default color of a character is Automatic, though that default could be changed using character or paragraph styles. The automatic setting is whatever font color is specified on the Appearance tab of the Windows Display Control Panel. By default, this is black. In addition, the Automatic setting allows Word to change the color of the font to reflect changes in the document. For example, applying a dark shade of gray or black shading to a line or paragraph containing black text