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To insert a text box:

  1. Select the Insert tab, then click the Text Box command in the Text group.

     

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  2. A drop-down menu will appear. Select Draw Text Box.

     

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  3. Click, hold, and drag to create the text box.

     

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  4. The insertion point will appear inside the text box. You can now type to create text inside the text box.

     

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  5. If you want, you can select the text and then change the fontcolor, and size by using the commands on the Home tab.

     

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  6. Click anywhere outside of the text box to return to your document.

You can also select one of the built-in text boxes that have predefined colors, fonts, positions, and sizes. If you choose this option, the text box will appear automatically, so you will not need to draw it.

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To move a text box:

  1. Click the text box you want to move.
  2. Hover the mouse over one of the edges of the text box. The mouse will change into a cross with arrows Cross icon.
  3. Click, hold, and drag the text box to the desired location.

     

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To resize a text box:

  1. Click the text box you want to resize.
  2. Click, hold, and drag any of the sizing handles on the corners or sides of the text box until it is the desired size.
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Modifying text boxes

Word offers many options for changing the way text boxes appear in your document. You can change the shapestyle, and color of text boxes. Additionally, when you want to add a little more dimension you can add a shadow effect.

To change the text box shape:

Changing the shape of a text box can be a useful option for creating an interesting look in your document.

  1. Select the text box you want to change. The Format tab will appear.
  2. From the Format tab, click the Edit Shape command.

     

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  3. Hover the mouse over Change Shape, then select the desired shape from the menu that appears.

     

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  4. The text box will appear formatted as the shape.

     

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To change the fill color:

  1. Select the text box you want to change.
  2. On the Format tab, click the Shape Fill drop-down arrow. The Shape Fill menu will appear.
  3. Select the color you want to use. To view more color options, select More Fill Colors.

     

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  4. The text box will appear in the selected fill color.

If you want to use a different type of fill, select Gradient or Texture from the drop-down menu. You can also select No Fill to make it transparent.

To change the shape outline:

  1. Select the text box you want to change.
  2. On the Format tab, click the Shape Outline drop-down arrow. The Shape Outline menu appears.
  3. Select the color you want to use. If you want to make the outline transparent, select No Outline.

     

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  4. The text box will appear in the selected outline color.

From the drop-down menu, you can change the outline colorweight (thickness), and whether or not it is a dashed line.

To change the shape style:

Choosing a shape style allows you to apply preset colors and effects to quickly change the appearance of your text box.

  1. Select the text box you want to change.
  2. On the Format tab, click the More drop-down arrow in the Shape Styles group.

     

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  3. A drop-down menu of styles will appear. Select the style you want to use.

     

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  4. The text box will appear in the selected style.

     

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To change shadow effects:

Adding a shadow to a shape can make it appear as though it is floating above the page, and it can help to add contrast between the shape and the background.

  1. Select the text box you want to change.
  2. On the Format tab, click the Shape Effects drop-down arrow. In the menu that appears, select the shadow you want to use.

     

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  3. The shape will appear with the selected shadow.

     

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To adjust the shadow color, size, distance, and more, select Shadow Options from the drop-down menu. The Format Shape pane will appear.

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3D effects

There are two kinds of effects you can apply to text boxes to give them a 3D appearance: 3-D Rotation and Bevel3-D Rotation makes text boxes appear as if you are viewing the text box from a different angle. Bevel adds thickness and a rounded edge to text boxes.

To use 3-D Rotation:

  1. Select the text box you want to change.
  2. On the Format tab, click the Shape Effects drop-down arrow. In the menu that appears, select the desired 3-D Rotation effect.

     

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  3. The text box will appear in the selected 3-D Rotation effect.

If you want, you can customize the 3-D Rotation. Select 3-D Rotation Options... from the drop-down menu and the Format Shape pane will appear. From here, you can adjust the rotation values.

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To use Bevel:

  1. Select the text box you want to change.
  2. On the Format tab, click the Shape Effects drop-down arrow. In the menu that appears, select the desired bevel preset.

     

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  3. The text box will appear in the selected bevel effect.

     

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If you've changed the shape of your text box, it's important to note bevel doesn't work with every type of shape.

If you want, you can customize the bevel effect. Select 3-D Options... from the drop-down menu. The Format Shape pane will appear. From here, you can modify the width, height, and depth of a bevel.

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Creating WordArt

In addition to adding effects to a text box, you can add effects to the text inside the text box, which is known as WordArt. For the most part, the types of effects you can add are the same as the ones you can add to shapes or text boxes (shadow, bevel, etc.). However, you can also Transform the text to give it a wavy, slanted, or inflated look.

Generally, you shouldn't use WordArt in more formal documents like resumes and cover letters because it may appear too casual.

To apply a quick style to text:

quick style will automatically apply several effects to your text at once. You can then refine the look of your text by adding or modifying text effects.

  1. Select the text box, or select some text inside of the text box.

     

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  2. On the Format tab, click the Quick Styles command in the WordArt Styles group. A drop-down menu of text styles will appear. Select the style you want to use.

     

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  3. The text will appear in the selected style. If you want, you can change the font or font color from the Home tab.

To convert regular text into WordArt:

For text to be formatted as WordArt, it must be inside a text box. However, there is a shortcut that allows you to convert text into WordArt even if it's not in a text box.

  1. Select the text you want to convert, then click the Insert tab.

     

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  2. Click the WordArt drop-down arrow in the Text group. A drop-down menu of WordArt styles will appear. Select the style you want to use.

     

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  3. Word will automatically create a text box for the text, and the text will appear in the selected style. If you want, you can change the font or font color from the Home tab.
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Some effects, such as shadows, can be added from the Text Effects menu in the Home tab. When you add effects in this way, it will not place the text in a text box.

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To transform text:

  1. Select the text box, or select some text inside of the text box.

     

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  2. On the Format tab, click the Text Effects drop-down arrow in the WordArt Styles group.

     

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  3. A drop-down menu of effects will appear. Hover the mouse over Transform and select a transform effect from the menu that appears.

     

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  4. The text will transform into the selected style.

     

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If desired, you can add additional effects such as shadow, bevel, and more to the transformed 

A watermark in Word 2013 can be a piece of text or an image. The watermark appears behind the main body of the document’s text so as not to obscure it. You might already have seen the ubiquitous “draft” or “confidential” watermarks that run diagonally across a document and identify the document’s status:

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You can see watermarks in Print Layout view and Full Screen Reading view as well as in the printed document.

Let’s insert a text watermark into our Word document.

Go to the Design tab and click on Watermark (in the Page Background group on the right of the ribbon).

Watermark Command

You should see several readymade watermarks in the gallery: you can apply one to the document by clicking on its image. Surprisingly, there is no live preview here, so you really will have to click to apply and then undo to try another.

Watermark Gallery

If none of the pre-built watermarks suffice, then you can always search Office.com for more. Alternatively, you can add your own watermark using the Printed Watermark window. Click on Custom Watermark to get this window to appear.

Custom Watermark

The Printed Watermark window allows us to:

  • remove a watermark
  • add an image for a watermark
  • add a text watermark

Adding A Text Watermark

Let’s keep it simple for now and add a text watermark. Firstly, select Text watermark, and then select the language. Whichever language you choose, you will see a few commonly used phrases in the dropdown selector for Text. You can either choose something from this selector or just type your text in directly. You will probably want to keep everything else as the default, but you can actually change these details too:

  • font
  • size
  • colour
  • layout – whether the text appears diagonally or horizontally
  • transparency

Once you’ve made your choices, click on Apply to see the finished article and then click OK.

Adding An Image For A Watermark

Adding an image for a watermark is just as simple. Select Picture watermark in the watermark window and then use the Select Picture button to choose an image on our computer’s hard drive, a Clip Art image, or an image from Bing Image Search. Click Apply and then click OK.
I know what you’re wondering. “Does the watermark get applied to the current section, or the whole document?” The watermark gets applied to the whole document.

To remove a watermark, click on the Watermark command again and select Remove Watermark.

How to Create A Cover Page in Microsoft Word 2013

Cover pages make great additions to written documents such as work reports, essays, evaluations or resumes. Including a cover page with your document can give it a more official and professional appearance, letting people know before delving into the document, what exactly they will be reading.

Inserting a cover page into an already written Word document is incredibly easy when using MS Word 2013. Let’s take a look at how you can do it yourself.

To insert your new cover page, click on the INSERT tab and then select Cover Page.

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You will now see a dropdown menu that gives you a huge variety of templates to choose from when deciding what you want your cover page to look like. There truly are many templates to choose from, whether you are looking for something simple or something flashy with a lot of graphics.

You can also click on the “More Cover Pages from Office.com” link to check out the online gallery for more template options.

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If you right-click on the template before selecting it, you will see that it gives you options for placing your cover page. Of course, most people will want the cover page at the beginning of the document, which is where it will be placed automatically once you choose your template. However, if you need to put it somewhere else within the document, you can do that as well with the right-click option.

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Once you’ve chosen your cover page, you can click on the text blocks and images to start editing the page.

If you want to remove the cover page and start fresh, click on INSERT > Cover Page and then at the bottom of the list, click on “Remove Current Cover Page.”

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If you want to create a cover page template of your own, you can do that as well. You can pick an already existing template and then edit it. Once you are happy with it, you can then make it into a template that you can reuse in the future.

Once you are happy with how your cover page looks, click on INSERT > Cover Page. You will see an option at the bottom of the list that says “Save Selection to Cover Page Gallery. Click on that link.

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Now fill in the information that will enable you to recognize and choose this template the next time you want to use it. Give it a name, description and fill in some other details before clicking OK.

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Clipboard - Use Cut, Copy, Paste and Format Painter

After selecting text or an object, you can execute different operations, such as move, copy, delete, etc. You can complete these commands using the command order, shortcut key, or mouse.

Use Cut

To cut text, or an object, follow these simple procedures:

(1) Open the Clipboard in the Home tab and click Cut.

(2) Press <Ctrl+X>.

(3) Click the right mouse button and select Cut on the opened context menu.

Use Copy

(1) Open the Clipboard in the Home tab and click Copy.

(2) Press <Ctrl+C>.

(3) Click the right mouse button and select Copy on the opened context menu.

Use Paste

To paste a selection of text or an object:

(1) Open the Clipboard in the Home tab, and click Paste. This is shown as follows:

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The paste options

(2) Kingsoft Writer offers four paste formats:

  • Formatted text: paste contents using "the source text format"
  • Match the current format: paste contents using "the text format of the current cursor position"
  • Plain text: paste contents using "plain text format"
  • Special paste: you can select the paste format based on your requirements, for example, clear format, object conversion, etc.

(3) Press <Ctrl+V>.

(4) Right-click and select Paste on the opened context menu.

You also can set a default paste format based on your preferences. To do this;

(1) Open the Paste drop-down menu and choose Set Default Paste.

(2) Select Edit in the opened Options dialog box, and find Default Paste Format drop-down menu. You can then choose one of the Formatted TextMatch the Current Format or Plain text options.

Use Format Painter

In order to use format paint simply:

(1) Place the cursor on the text or object that you want to copy the format of.

(2) Open the Clipboard in the Home tab and click Format Painterformat painter.

(3) The cursor will change into the format painter shapeformat painter brush.

(4) Move the cursor to the text or paragraph that you wish to change the format of, and select it.

Tip: If need to use format painter continuously, you can double click the Format Painter button format painter.

Find and Replace

When you're working with longer documents, it can be difficult and time consuming to locate a specific word or phrase. Word can automatically search your document using the Find feature, and it allows you to quickly change words or phrases using Replace.

To find text:

In our example, we've written an academic paper and will use the Find command to locate all references to a particular author's last name.

  1. From the Home tab, click the Find command.

     

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  2. The navigation pane will appear on the left side of the screen.
  3. Type the text you want to find in the field at the top of the navigation pane. In our example, we'll type the author's last name.

     

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  4. If the text is found in the document, it will be highlighted in yellow, and a preview of the results will appear in the navigation pane.
  5. If the text appears more than once, choose a review option to review each instance. When an instance of the text is selected, it will highlight in gray:
    • Arrows: Use the arrows  to move through the results one at a time.
    • Results previews: Select a result preview to jump directly to the location of a specific result in your document.

       

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  6. When you are finished, click the X to close the navigation pane. The highlighting will disappear.

     

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You can also access the Find command by pressing Ctrl+F on your keyboard.

For more search options, click the drop-down arrow next to the search field.

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To replace text:

At times, you may discover that you've made a mistake repeatedly throughout your document—such as misspelling a person's name—or that you need to exchange a particular word or phrase for another. You can use Word's Find and Replace feature to quickly make revisions. In our example, we'll use Find and Replace to change the title of a magazine so it is abbreviated.

  1. From the Home tab, click the Replace command.

     

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  2. The Find and Replace dialog box will appear.
  3. Type the text you want to find in the Find what: field.
  4. Type the text you want to replace it with in the Replace with: field. Then click Find Next.

     

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  5. Word will find the first instance of the text and highlight it in gray.
  6. Review the text to make sure you want to replace it. In our example, the text is part of the title of the paper and does not need to be replaced. We'll click Find Next again.

     

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  7. Word will jump to the next instance of the text. If you want to replace it, select one of the replace options:
    • Replace will replace individual instances of text. In our example, we'll choose this option.
    • Replace All will replace every instance of the text throughout the document.

       

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  8. The selected text will be replaced.

     

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  9. When you're done, click X to close the dialog box.

You can also access the Find and Replace command by pressing Ctrl+H on your keyboard.

For more search options, click More in the Find and Replace dialog box. From here, you can select additional search options, such as matching case and ignoring punctuation.

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Applying Borders and Shading

To enhance the appearance of the text in a paragraph, you can quickly add a border and shading to selected text. When you add a border, you can specify what sides you want to include or exclude. For example, you can add a border on just the top and the bottom and leave the sides open. Shading colors the background behind the selected text or paragraph. If you want to customize borders and shading by changing line style, color, and width preferences, you can make changes in the Borders and Shading dialog box.

Apply a Border

  • yellow-01.jpg Select the paragraph text you want to format.
  • yellow-02.jpg Click the Home tab.
  • yellow-03.jpg Click the Borders and Shading button arrow, and then click to select the border commands to add or remove a border.
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Apply Paragraph Shading

  • yellow-01.jpg Select the paragraph text you want to format.
  • yellow-02.jpg Click the Home tab.
  • yellow-03.jpg Click the Shading button arrow, and then click to select the shading color you want to apply to the selected text.
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Apply Paragraph Shading and Borders

  • yellow-01.jpg Select the paragraph text you want to format.
  • yellow-02.jpg Click the Home tab.
  • yellow-03.jpg Click the Borders and Shading button arrow, and then click Borders and Shading.
  • yellow-04.jpg Click the Borders tab.
  • yellow-05.jpg Click to select the type of Setting you want for your border.
  • yellow-06.jpg Click to select the type of Style.
  • yellow-07.jpg Apply any other options you want.
  • yellow-08.jpg Look in the preview box to see the new border.
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  • yellow-09.jpg Click the Shading tab.
  • yellow-10.jpg Click to select the shading fill color you want to apply to your table.
  • yellow-11.jpg Apply any other options you want.
  • yellow-12.jpg Look in the preview box to see the new shading color.
  • yellow-13.jpg Click OK.
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About line spacing

Line spacing is the space between each line in a paragraph. Microsoft Word allows you to customize the line spacing to be single spaced (one line high), double spaced (two lines high), or any other amount you want. The default spacing in Word 2013 is 1.08 lines, which is slightly larger than single spaced.

In the images below, you can compare different types of line spacing. From left to right, these images show the default line spacing, single spacing, and double spacing.

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Line spacing is also known as leading (pronounced to rhyme with wedding).

To format line spacing:

  1. Select the text you want to format.

     

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  2. On the Home tab, click the Line and Paragraph Spacing command. A drop-down menu will appear.
  3. Move the mouse over the various options. A live preview of the line spacing will appear in the document. Select the line spacing you want to use.

     

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  4. The line spacing will change in the document.

     

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Fine tuning line spacing

Your line spacing options aren't limited to the ones in the Line and Paragraph Spacing menu. To adjust spacing with more precision, select Line Spacing Options from the menu to access the Paragraph dialog box. You'll then have a few additional options you can use to customize spacing:

  • Exactly:
    When you choose this option, the line spacing is measured in points, just like font sizes. Generally, the spacing should be slightly larger than the font size. For example, if you're using 12-point text, you could use 15-point spacing.
  • At least:
    Like the Exactly option, this option lets you choose how many points of spacing you want. However, if you have different sizes of text on the same line, the spacing will expand to fit the larger text.
  • Multiple:
    This option lets you type the number of lines of spacing you want. For example, choosing Multiple and changing the spacing to 1.2 will make the text slightly more spread out than single-spaced text. If you want the lines to be closer together, you can choose a smaller value like 0.9.
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Paragraph spacing

By default, when you press the Enter key Word 2013 moves the insertion point down a little farther than one line on the page. This automatically creates space between paragraphs. Just as you can format spacing between lines in your document, you can adjust spacing before and after paragraphs. This is useful for separating paragraphs, headings, and subheadings.

To format paragraph spacing:

In our example, we'll increase the space before a paragraph to separate it from a heading. This will make our document easier to read.

  1. Select the paragraph or paragraphs you want to format.

     

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  2. On the Home tab, click the Line and Paragraph Spacing command. Hover the mouse over Add Space Before Paragraph or Remove Space After Paragraph from the drop-down menu. A live preview of the paragraph spacing will appear in the document.
  3. Select the paragraph spacing you want to use. In our example, we'll select Add Space Before Paragraph.

     

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  4. The paragraph spacing will change in the document.

     

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From the drop-down menu, you can also select Line Spacing Options to open the Paragraph dialog box. From here, you can control how much space there is before and after the paragraph.

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Change the capitalization or case of text

Change case

To change the case of selected text in a document, do the following:

  1. Select the text for which you want to change the case.

  2. On the Home tab, in the Font group, click Change Case (Aa).

    The Change Case button is highlighted on the Home tab.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • To capitalize the first letter of a sentence and leave all other letters as lowercase, click Sentence case.

    • To exclude capital letters from your text, click lowercase.

    • To capitalize all of the letters, click UPPERCASE.

    • To capitalize the first letter of each word and leave the other letters lowercase, click Capitalize Each Word.

To change the font:

By default, the font of each new document is set to Calibri. However, Word provides many other fonts you can use to customize text and titles.

  1. Select the text you want to modify.

     

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  2. On the Home tab, click the drop-down arrow next to the Font box. A menu of font styles will appear.
  3. Move the mouse over the various font styles. A live preview of the font will appear in the document. Select the font style you want to use.

     

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  4. The font will change in the document.

     

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When creating a professional document or a document that contains multiple paragraphs, you'll want to select a font that's easy to read. Along with Calibri, standard reading fonts include Cambria, Times New Roman, and Arial.

To change the font size:

  1. Select the text you want to modify.

     

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  2. Select the desired font size formatting option:
    • Font size drop-down arrow: On the Home tab, click the Font size drop-down arrow. A menu of font sizes will appear. When you move the mouse over the various font sizes, a live preview of the font size will appear in the document.

       

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    • Font size box: When the font size you need is not available in the Font size drop-down arrow, you can click the Font size box and type the desired font size, then press Enter.

       

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    • Grow and shrink font commands: Click the Grow Font or Shrink Font commands to change the font size.

       

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  3. The font size will change in the document.

     

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To change the font color:

  1. Select the text you want to modify.

     

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  2. On the Home tab, click the Font Color drop-down arrow. The Font Color menu appears.
  3. Move the mouse over the various font colors. A live preview of the color will appear in the document.

     

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  4. Select the font color you want to use. The font color will change in the document.

     

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Your color choices aren't limited to the drop-down menu that appears. Select More Colors... at the bottom of the menu to access the Colors dialog box. Choose the color you want, then click OK.

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To highlight text:

Highlighting can be a useful tool for marking important text in your document.

  1. Select the text you want to highlight.

     

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  2. From the Home tab, click the Text Highlight Color drop-down arrow. The Highlight Color menu appears.

     

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  3. Select the desired highlight color. The selected text will then be highlighted in the document.
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To remove highlighting, select the highlighted text, then click the Text Highlight Color drop-down arrow. Select No Color from the drop-down menu.

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If you need to highlight several lines of text, changing the mouse into a highlighter may be a helpful alternative to selecting and highlighting individual lines. Click the Text Highlight Color command, and the cursor changes into a highlighter . You can then click, hold, and drag the highlighter over the lines you want to highlight.

 

 

To use the Bold, Italic, and Underline commands:

The Bold, Italic, and Underline commands can be used to help draw attention to important words or phrases.

  1. Select the text you want to modify.

     

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  2. On the Home tab, click the Bold (B), Italic (I), or Underline (U) command in the Font group. In our example, we'll click Bold.

     

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  3. The selected text will be modified in the document.

     

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To change the text case:

When you need to quickly change text case, you can use the Change Case command instead of deleting and retyping text.

  1. Select the text you want to modify.

     

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  2. On the Home tab, click the Change Case command in the Font group.
  3. A drop-down menu will appear. Select the desired case option from the menu.
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  4. The text case will be changed in the document.

     

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To change text alignment:

By default, Word aligns text to the left margin in new documents. However, there may be times when you want to adjust text alignment to the center or right.

  1. Select the text you want to modify.
  2. On the Home tab, select one of the four alignment options from the Paragraph group.

     

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Click the arrows in the slideshow below to learn more about the four text alignment options.

Symbols

Sometimes you may find that you need to add a symbol to your text, such as the Copyright symbol ©. Word offers a collection of symbols for currency, languages, mathematics, and more.

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To insert a symbol:

  1. Place the insertion point in the location where you want to insert a symbol.

     

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  2. On the Insert tab, click the Symbol drop-down arrow. A menu of symbols will appear.
  3. Select the desired symbol.

     

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  4. The symbol will appear in your document.

     

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If you don't see the symbol you're looking for, click More Symbols... to open the Symbol dialog box. Locate and select the desired symbol, then click Insert.

 

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