DOCUMENT APPEARANCE - FORMATTING TEXT
While the content of your document is primary, an attractive looking document makes for much easier reading. Being able to focus the reader's attention on important points or issues by adding visual emphasis to particular sections of text can increase the impact of your document significantly.
Word allows you to enhance the visual appeal of your document by applying character formats to change the way your text looks. Character formatting which, enhances the appearance of text includes,
Font Typeface defined as a group of characters sharing similar type attributes.
Font Size refers to the height of printed text on a page; the higher the number, the larger the font size.
Font Style refers to type enhancements such as bold and italic and underlining.
Times New Roman
Times New Roman 8
Times New Roman 12
Times New Roman 18
Bold type style
Italic type style
Word only underline
Word character formats
Other character attributes are accessible in the Font dialog box, on the Format menu. You have superscript and subscript which you might use for example, in scientific documents and font animation to create moving text and add colorful, moving borders to text.
Selecting and Changing Fonts
Varying the font within a document improves the readability of the text and emphasizes key points. You can view the many font typefaces Word provides you with in the Font list on the Formatting toolbar.
You can select a font prior to typing. Then, any text you type appears in the selected font until you select a new font.
You can change the font or any text using the Font list on the Formatting toolbar.
You can also change fonts using the Font page of the Font dialog box.
The most recently used fonts appear in a list at the top of the Font list.