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Formatting Text

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Changing the formatting of text can make your Microsoft Word documents look better.

This How-To Article explains the basic ways to format your text in Word.

Formatting Text

1. Highlight the text you would like to format.

2. Right-click the text you want to format, and select Font... from the menu that appears.

3. First, start by selecting a font you would like to use. (You can either type the name of the font or select it from the list.)

4. Select the Style of the text you want.

5. Select the font color you want to use from the Font color: drop-down menu.

6. If you want to underline your text, select the style of the underline from the Underline style: drop-down menu.

7. Sometimes you may want to add special effects to your text. Word offers many special effects. Select the special effects (if any), that you want to use. You will see a Preview of what your text will look like, in the "Preview" area.

8. Select the size you want to use for your text. (You can either type the size or select it from the list.)

9. The Character Spacing and Text Effects tabs will provide more options for spacing and effects of your text.

10. Once you finish selecting options, click the OK button.

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