Formatting Text

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

The Font dialog box

The Font dialog box gives similar options as the Formatting toolbar; however, it also offers more advanced text features. You can use the Font dialog box to change your font, font style, size, color, and many other font effects.

To open the Font dialog box:

  • Click Format on the menu bar.
  • Select Font from the menu list. The Font dialog box will appear.

Font Menu ListFont Task Pane

CompleteRemember that you can also access the Font dialog box from the Font menu on the task pane.

Font Menu List