Formatting Text In Word

How To Format Text In Microsoft Word

Formatting text in Microsoft Word involves tasks like bolding the text, italicising it, and changing the font and size. The commands to perform all of these formatting tasks are found on the Home tab in the Font group. Select your text and then click on the required formatting button to see the effects.

Formatting Text In Word

Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcuts for those commands. Here are the shortcuts for some of the more commonly used formatting commands:

  • Bold: ctrl-b
  • Italic: ctrl-i
  • Underline: ctrl-u

You can also set the formatting before you type by clicking the appropriate button or using the shortcut, and then anything you subsequently type will be formatted. To unset the formatting, you click the same command button or use the same shortcut. So you can see that these commands act like toggles.

The Mini Toolbar In Word

You may notice that as soon as you select a block of text, a mini toolbar appears from nowhere. This toolbar displays the more popular formatting commands that you are most likely to use, to save you time.

Mini Toolbar For Formatting Text In Word