A Fast Way to Increase Type Size

Key to Instructions
To help readers follow the instructions in this article, we use two different typefaces.
Boldface type identifies the names of icons, agendas, URLs and application commands.
Sans serif type indicates instructions and commands that users should type and file names.
Q. Is there an easy way to increase the size of type in a Word document? I hate going into the Format screen every time I want to make a change.

A. There are several ways. If you have the font display in your toolbar, which looks like this:

all you have to do is highlight the text you want to alter and then click on the sizing arrow (next to 14, which indicates that my Times New Roman is 14 point) to make the type bigger or smaller.

If you don’t have the font display in your toolbar, here’s how to add it: Under Tools , click on Customize , the Commands tab and Format . Then drag Font and Font Size icons up to the toolbar.

Another option (also after highlighting the type you want to reformat) is to press Ctrl+]. Each time you press Ctrl+], the size increases by one point.

Likewise, if you press Ctrl+[, the type shrinks.



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