Formatting Text

Format text to improve Word documents. Learn how to change the font, change font size, change font color, and change text alignment.

The Formatting toolbar

The Formatting toolbar contains buttons that allow you to change the appearance of your text. The Formatting toolbar contains buttons for font size, font style, font colors, and other options. There are many different types of fonts. Some are better used for business correspondence, while others are great for fun projects like birthday cards. Your computer probably has 20 or more different fonts installed.

To view the Formatting toolbar:

  • Click View on the menu bar.
  • Select Toolbars and then Formatting from the cascading menu.