Chapter 6

Formatting Text

IN THIS CHAPTER

Changing fonts

Changing the font size

Using text styles

Coloring text

Justifying text

Creating lists

After you type text into a document, edit it, and check it for spelling and grammatical errors, you’re ready to make it look pretty — a process known as formatting text. A properly formatted document can make your text easy to read, while a poorly formatted document can make even the best writing difficult or confusing to read.

The Home tab groups Word’s formatting tools into three categories:

  • Font: Defines the font, font size, color, highlighting, and style (bold, italic, underline, strikethrough, superscript, subscript, and case)
  • Paragraph: Defines justification (left, center, or right), line spacing, shading, borders, indentation, formatting symbols, and list style (bullets, numbered, and outline)
  • Styles: Displays predefined formatting that you can apply to your text

To format any text, follow these steps:

  1. Select the text you want to format.
  2. Choose a formatting tool.

remember When you choose certain formatting commands such as italic, bold, or underline, the command you’ve chosen stays on until you turn it off by choosing the same command again.

tip As soon as you select text by dragging the mouse, Word displays the most commonly used formatting ...

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