Text Effects and Typography in MS Word & Office 360

Applying special formats to the content such as an Outline, Shadow, Reflection or Glow is known as Text Effects. Similarly, changing the Styles, Ligatures, and Stylistics Sets of the numbers is called Typography settings. The combination of these settings is called Text Effects and Typography.

Text Effects and Typography:

These are specifically described below to make it easier for readers to understand.

What are Text Effects?

Text effects are used to visually enhance your documents and presentations. Creating the right look and feel will help you build a stronger relationship with your customers, which will help increase engagement. Appropriate text effects help to further define your content and are used to easily convey a specific message to your readers.

What is Typography?

Typography is the process of setting any characters in a way that brings the reader to a new idea clearly and visually. It features a variety of font styles, presentations and textures. It can be very useful to easily uncover emotions in a person and to convey specific messages.

Getting Started with the Text Effects and Typography Settings:

The Text Fill:

The Text Fill is a Pre-designed effect. It is used to focus the specific content such as headings, subheadings, and so on. These text fill alternatives include Color, Shadow effects and Outline effects, called Color Fill.

The Text Effects and Typography in MS-Word
The Text Effects and Typography

Type and select the text that you want to apply the text fill effects.

On the Home tab, click on the “Text Effects and Typography Icon”

Under the “Text Effects and Typography Icon”, roll the mouse pointer over the different styled letters and select one of them.

The Outline:

The Outline lets you change the Outline Color, Weight and Dashes. Follow the steps below to apply the effects.

Outline in text effects and typography
Applying Outlines

Type and Select the text you want

Afterwards, On the Home tab, Click the “Text Effects and Typography Icon”.

Under the “Text Effects and Typography Icon”, select one of the filling options you want

Then click on the Outline 

And afterwards, select one of the Theme Colors and Outline Widths or Dashes.           

Now, look at the 5th step of the Text Fill effect in the Picture below.

To remove the Outline, click on the No Outline.

The Shadow:

Apply the different Shadow effects to the selected text such as outer shadow effect, inner shadow effect, or perspective shadow effect. To do this, follow the steps below.

Shadow effects n text effects and typography
Applying shadow effects in a Word document

Type and Select the text you want

On the Home tab, in the Font group, click the “Text Effects and Typography Icon”,

Under the “Text Effects and Typography Icon”, select one of the filling options you want.

Then click on the Shadow, 

And then select one of the Shadow options such as outer, inner or perspective. 

To remove the Shadow of the text, click on the No Shadow Icon.

The Glow in Text Effects and Typography in MS Word:

To apply different coloured glow effects to the selected text, follow the steps below.

Glow effects in text effects and typography
Glow effects in MS Word

Enter and Select the text you want

On the Home tab, under the “Text Effects and Typography Icon”, select one of the filling options you want.

Then click on the Glow, and then select one of the Glow Variants

To remove the glow of the text, click on the “No Glow Icon”.

The Number Styles in Text Effects and Typography in MS Word:

Change the different number styles you want to the selected numbers such as a Proportional lining, Tabular Lining, Proportional Old-style, or a Tabular Old-style. To do this, follow the steps below.

Number styles in text effects and typography
Changing Number styles

Enter and select the number you want to change its style.

After that click on the “Text Effects and Typography Icon”, on the Home tab.

Now move your mouse pointer over the “Number Styles”, and then select one of the number style options you want.

The Ligatures in Text Effects and Typography in MS Word:

To join two or more letters together as a single letter, called a ligature, was used in the olden days to speed up handwriting.

Ligatures in text effects and typography
Ligatures in text effects or typography

Type and select the text you want

After that click on the “Text Effects and Typography Icon”,

Now move your mouse pointer over the “Ligatures”, and then select one of the Ligature options you want.

The Stylistic Sets in Text Effects and Typography in MS Word:

To Apply the different stylistic effects to the selected numbers, follow the steps below.

Stylistic sets in text effects and typography
Stylistic sets in text effects

Type and Select the text in the document you want

Then click on the “Text Effects and Typography” Icon”, on the Home tab in the Font group.

Now move your mouse pointer over the “Stylistic Sets”, and then select one of the text styles you want.

What are the Text Effects and Typography in Word?

Text Effects and Typography in Microsoft word means applying special formats to the content such as an Outline, Shadow, Reflection or Glow known as Text Effects. Similarly, changing the Styles, Ligatures, and Stylistics Sets of the numbers is called Typography settings.

What is Ligature?

To join two or more letters together as a single letter, called a ligature, was used in the olden days to speed up handwriting.

What is Typography?

Typography is the process of setting any characters in a way that brings the reader to a new idea clearly and visually. It features a variety of font styles, presentations and textures. It can be very useful to easily uncover emotions in a person and to convey specific messages.

What is the Text Effect?

Text effects are used to visually enhance your documents and presentations. Creating the right look and feel will help you build a stronger relationship with your customers, which will help increase engagement. Appropriate text effects help to further define your content and are used to easily convey a specific message to your readers.

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