Font-Text Formatting in Microsoft Word 2019- The Master

Font-Text Formatting in Microsoft Word

Font -Text Formatting means to make the selected text Bold, Italic, Underline, and changing the Font Style, Size, Color and some of these or all of these for changing the look of the title, subtitle, heading, subheading, and other text styles in a word document.

Font-Text Formatting in Microsoft Word

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Font-Text Formatting in Microsoft Word

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The Font group includes various commands such as a Font, Font Size, Grow Font, Shrink Font, Clear Formatting, Bold, Italic, Underline, Strike Through, Subscript, Superscript, Change Case, Text highlight Color and Font Color. These are discussed below.

Font or Font Family is the first command in the Font group, used to change the selected font style/face you want. The default font in word is Calibri and size is 11.

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Font Size (Increase or Decrease):

Font size is the second command in the font group, used to change the selected font size you want by increasing or decreasing. The default font size in word  size is 11. Keyboard Shortcuts are given below.

Shortcut Keys for Increasing or Decreasing the Font Size:

  • Ctrl + Shift + >          →  To increase the selected font size (2 or more than 2 points)
  • Ctrl + Shift + <          →  To Decrease the selected font size (2 or more than 2 points) 
  • Ctrl + }]                      →  To increase the selected font size (1 point)
  • Ctrl + {[                      →  To increase the selected font size (1 point).
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Increase/Grow Font Size:

To increases the selected font size as shown in the picture above. Select the text that you want to increase the font size → Then click the drop-down arrow of the font size to expand the numbers as in the picture above → Now select one of the sizes you want. Click here to Read More>>

Keyboard Shortcuts  → Ctrl + Shift + >     (To increase 2 or more than 2 points size)

                                     → Ctrl + ]}                 (To increase 1 point size). 

Decrease/Shrink Font Size:

To decrease the selected font size as shown in the picture above. Select the text that you want to decrease the font size → Then click the drop-down arrow of the font size to expand the numbers as in the picture above → Now select one of the sizes you want. . Click here to Read More>>

Keyboard Shortcuts   → Ctrl + Shift + <     (To decrease 2  or more than 2 points size)

                                       → Ctrl + [{                 (To decrease 1 point size). 

Bold the Text:

Make the text Bold where it is selected. Click here to read more>>

Keyboard Shortcut  → Ctrl + B

Italicize the Text to Format Text

Italicize the selected text. Click here to read more>>

Keyboard Shortcut  → Ctrl + I

Underline the Text to Format Text

Underline the selected text. Click here to read more>>

Keyboard Shortcut → Ctrl + U

Strike Through:

Add a line through the middle of the text where you select.

Subscript :

Make the selected letter or number smaller to the base of any text or number/s in the Font Group in Microsoft Word Document Read More >>

Superscript

Make the selected letter or number smaller to the power of any text or number/s in Font Group in Microsoft Word Document Read More >>

Change case:

Change the selected text to Sentence Case, Lower Case, Upper Case, Toggle Case and Capitalize Each Word.

Keyboard ShortcutShift + F3.

  1. Sentence Case:  In a Sentence Case, each Letter and Noun in a Sentence begins with capital letter. Sentence case is the general and widely used written content/paragraph format.  Read More>>
  2. Lower Case: Changing all the selected text to the small letters, called lower caseRead More>>
  3. Upper case: Changing all the selected text to the CAPITAL LETTERS, called UPPER CASERead More>>
  4. Capitalize Each Word: Capitalize the first letter of each word in a sentence, called Capitalize Each Word. Read More>>
  5. Toggle Case: In the Toggle Case, the first letter of a word is small and remaining are Capital. Read More>>

Text Highlight Color to Format the Font

It highlights the selected text with color. To do so, select the font /text that you want to increase highlight → Then click the drop-down arrow of the text highlight color to expand the numbers → Now select one of the colors you want.

Text Effects and Typography:

Applying the special formats to the text such, as an Outline, Shadow, Reflection or Glow is called the Text effects. In the same way, changing the typography settings, such as Number Styles, Ligatures, and Stylistics Sets are called Typography. Click on the Text Effects and Typography Read More >>

Font Color:

Change the text in different colors where it is selected

Clear Formatting:

Clear all the selected text formatting (Formatted text means making the selected text Bold, Italic, Underline, Font Style, Different Font Size, Font Color, etc.). Read More>>

Font Dialogue Box:

In this, you can add different effects and character spacing to the font in addition to the Font group.

Steps to follow in Formatting the Text:

  1. Go to the Home tab
  2. Type or keep some text you want 
  3. Then select the text you want to apply the formatting 
  4. In the Font group, click any Command to apply Formatting. For example Bold, Italic, Size, Color, etc. Click here to Read More>>

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