Formatting Text

When working in Word XP formatting text doesn't require much. Just follow the steps to take in this free lesson.

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, colors, and other options. There are many different types of fonts. Some fonts are better used for business correspondence, while others are great for fun projects like birthday cards. Your computer probably has at least 20 fonts installed.

To view the Formatting toolbar:

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