Format text to improve Word documents. Learn how to change the font, change font size, change font color, and change text alignment.
Formatted text can draw the reader's attention to specific parts of a document and emphasize important information. In Word, you have several options for adjusting text, including font, size, and color. You can also adjust the alignment of the text to change how it is displayed on the page.
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You can also use the Grow Font and Shrink Font commands to change the font size.
By default, the font of each new document is set to Calibri. However, Word provides many other fonts you can use to customize text.
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.
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.