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Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger: Visual QuickStart Guide by Maria Langer

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Basic Text Formatting

TextEdit also offers formatting features that you can use to change the appearance of text.

  • Font formatting enables you to change the appearance of text characters. This includes the font typeface and family, character style, character size, and character color.

  • Text formatting enables you to change the appearance of entire paragraphs of text. This includes the alignment, line spacing, and ruler settings such as tabs and indentation.

✓ Tips

  • This chapter introduces the most commonly used formatting options in TextEdit. You can further explore these and other options on your own.

  • Some text formatting options are on the ruler. If the ruler is not showing, you can display it by choosing Format > Text > Show Ruler or by pressing ...

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