Chapter 10

Character Formatting

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding text formatting

arrow Choosing a font

arrow Applying basic text formats

arrow Changing text size

arrow Adding color to your words

arrow Changing text case

arrow Undoing text formatting

arrow Exploring the Font dialog box

Just as your body is composed of millions of cells, documents are composed of thousands of characters. Like a cell, a character is the basic building block of the document. Characters include letters, symbols, and Aunt Eunice, who claims to talk with squirrels and even knits sweaters for them.

The most basic element you can format in a document is text — the letters, numbers, and characters you type. You can format text to be bold, underlined, italicized, ...

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