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Font/Text Formatting in Microsoft Word 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, and 2007

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Font/Text Formatting in Microsoft Word

Font/Text Formatting in Microsoft Word: Font/Text Formatting means to make the selected text Bold, Italic, Underline, and changing the Font Style, Size, Colour 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. 

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

                              Font/Text Formatting in Microsoft Word

Font (Font Family):

To change the selected font style/face you want

Font Size (Increase or Decrease):

To change the selected font size by increasing or decreasing.

Shortcut Keys for Increasing or Decreasing the Font Sizes:

  • Ctrl + Shift + >  
  • Ctrl + Shift + <  
  • Ctrl + }] 
  • Ctrl + {[ 
  • To increase the selected font size (2 points)
  • To Decrease the selected font size (2 points)
  • To increase the selected font size (1 point)
  • To increase the selected font size (1 point).

Grow Font |Font/Text Formatting in Microsoft Word:

Increase the selected font size. 

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

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

Shrink Font |Font/Text Formatting in Microsoft Word:

Decrease the selected font size. 

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

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

Bold |Font/Text Formatting in Microsoft Word:

Make the text Bold where it is selected.

Keyboard Shortcut  → Ctrl + B

Italic |Font/Text Formatting in Microsoft Word:

Italicize the selected text.

Keyboard Shortcut  → Ctrl + I

Underline |Font/Text Formatting in Microsoft Word:

Underline the selected text

Keyboard Shortcut → Ctrl + U

Strike Through:

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

Subscript |Font/Text Formatting in Microsoft Word:

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 |Font/Text Formatting in Microsoft Word:

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 Shortcut → Shift + 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:

Highlight the selected text with color.

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 to 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.)

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.
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