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Character Formatting

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Character formatting includes fonts, size of text, colour of text and effects such as bold and italics.

Character Formatting via the Ribbon

The Home ribbon contains shortcuts for the following text formatting options:

Text Format
 
Button
Description
Font
Font
Size
Font size
Larger
Make text larger
Smaller
Make text smaller
Clear
Clear formatting
Bold
Bold
Italics
Italics
Underline
Underlining
Shadow
Shadow
Strikethrough
Strikethrough
Character Spacing
Character spacing
Change Case
Change case
Text Colour
Text colour

To apply character formatting:

Fonts Colours

Click on the Clear Formatting button on the ribbon, or press [Ctrl Space], to clear all character formatting from the selected text.

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Additional Formatting Options

Additional character formatting can be applied through the Font dialog box:

Font Options

The Character Spacing tab can be used to set the spacing between characters i.e. whether the character spacing should be expanded or condensed.

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Formatting Shortcuts

The following keyboard shortcuts can also be used to format selected text:

Keystroke Action
Ctrl B Bold
Ctrl U Underlining
Ctrl I Italics
Ctrl = Subscript
Shift Ctrl = Superscript
Shift Ctrl > Increase size of selected text
Shift Ctrl < Decrease size of selected text

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