Format text to improve Word documents. Learn how to use the Format Painter, as well as bold, underline, and italics.
There are thousands of fonts, each with its own particular design and character. Your computer probably has 20 or more different fonts installed. Fonts come in three basic types: serif, sans serif, and script.
This is an example of a serif font. A serif font has lines, curves, or edges extending from the straight lines of each letter. Serif fonts are easy to read, especially in longer documents.
This is an example of a sans serif font. A sans serif font has no additional strokes or ornaments to the basic letter shape. Sans serif fonts are clean and clear and are ideal for headings and short documents.
This is an example of a script font. Script fonts are similar to handwriting. Although they may look nice, they can be difficult to read. Script fonts are best suited for invitations and other decorative documents.
The default font in Word, New Times Roman, is an example of a serif font.