3.4.5 Font & Size selection

Font selection: 

fontFont refers to the manner or style in which text is displayed in the document.Different fonts contain different collection of characters and symbols. Word offers many ways to change fonts and font styles. The text to be formatted needs to be selected first.Follow these steps to change fonts and font styles.

  • Use the drop-down font list on the format toolbar as displayed in the figure below or type the name of the desired font name box on the toolbar and press the Enter key
  • Use Bold(B), italics(I), Underline(U) buttons on the format toolbar.
  • To add bold formatting to the text, follow these steps:
  • Select the text and click on the Bold button.
  • Alternatively, click on the bold button and type the text. Similarly, the characters can be underlined and italicized.


Changing Font Size:

Font size is measured in points and picas are used for measuring spacing, line thickness, and so on. There are 12 points to a pica and six picas to an inch; therefore, there are 72 points to an inch. Normal template the font size, follow these step.

Use the drop-down front size on the formatting toolbars, type the font size, in the font size box on the format toolbar and press the Enter key.

Use any of these keyboard shortcuts to increase or decrease the font size:fontsize

To increase the Font size select the matter and press Ctrl+Shift+> keys. To decrease the font size select the matter and press Ctrl+Shift+< keys. Alternatively you can use Ctrl+] or Ctrl+[ to increase or decrease the font size.

  • Select the font option from the format menu. A font dialog box gets invoked as displayed in figure given below.
  • Select any option from the Font Style scroll list. You can apply one or more of these styles to the selected characters and to the subsequently typed text. Click on the Regular option to remove the effects. More than one style can be combined.
  • In the Effect area, a black check mark on an option in indicates that all the selected text exhibits that particular attribute. A completely clear box for an option indicates that the selected text does not have the specific attribute and a grey check mark indicates that some of the text does not some of the text does not exhibit the character formatting option.