Formatting Text

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

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Word offers a variety of templates that provide you with a preformatted document. Instead of having to create formats yourself, you can quickly choose among a variety of templates.

To open the templates dialog box:

  • Click File on the menu bar.
  • Select New from the menu list. The task pane New Document window appears to the right.
  • Select an option under New from template.
    • Letter Wizard: Assists you in writing a standard letter
    • Contemporary Letter: Offers a letter template, including artwork
    • General Templates: Preformatted documents, including faxes, letters, memos, and reports
    • Templates on my Websites: Allows you to search for templates on other web servers
    • Templates on Microsoft.com: Allows you to search among hundreds of templates offered through the Microsoft website