Formatting Text

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


Format Text To create and design effective documents, you need to know how to format text. In addition to making your document more appealing, formatted text can draw the reader's attention to specific parts of the document and help communicate your message.

In this lesson, you will learn to format the font size, style, and color of text, as well as how to use the bold, italic, underline, and change case commands.

Formatting text

To format font size:

Font Size

To format font style:

Font Style

To format font color:

Font Color

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

To use the bold, italic, and underline commands:

Formatting Commands

To change the text case:

Change Case

To change text alignment:

Align Text