Resizing Fonts Fast

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

Q. Is there a fast way to change font sizes without the rigamarole of going into the toolbar and then clicking on Format ?

A. If all you want to do is change font size, the answer is yes. (If you want to change the font, then the answer is no.)

To change font size from the keyboard, all you do is highlight the text you want changed and press Ctrl+> to increase the size and Ctrl+< to decrease the size. Of course, be aware that to evoke either > or < requires that you also hold down the Shift key. So the real action is to press Ctrl while holding down Shift and < or >.

And here’s a slightly less-than-fast way not only to change the size of the type, but also the font and its format: Highlight the text then press Ctrl+D. That’s the shortcut for clicking on the toolbar and then selecting Format, Font.

If you have a Microsoft or Logitech mouse with a wheel, you can change the size of Internet Explorer text by holding down the Ctrl button and moving the mouse wheel up or down.

Users can adjust type size with simple keyboard steps.

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