MANUALLY CHANGING THE LOOK OF CHARACTER - Microsoft Office 2016: The Complete Guide (2015)

Microsoft Office 2016: The Complete Guide (2015)


Word has provided a facility for you to manually alter individual elements. You are able to change the appearance of a font by adjusting the attributes of Size, Style Effects and Character spacing. The size of a font can be adjusted. In addition, different shades of colors can be used to make the word stand out. When the size and the color of the font are adjusted, it is referred to as character formatting. Character formatting can be applied from the Mini Toolbar, the Font group on the Home tab and the Font dialog box.

You also have the option of changing the appearance of characters by applying predefined text effects to your document or a section of text.

To manually changing the look of character:


Click on the Word you want to adjust

Click Underline button on the Home tab in the Font group.


Select a heading.

Tap the Bold button to apply Bold formatting to the heading on the Mini Toolbar.

Position the Cursor on the word.

Tap on the Mouse button to select the word.

Click the Font arrow to expand the Font gallery.

Look through the available fonts.

Press the Letter T.

All the fonts beginning with T will be displayed.

Tap on the Font that you like to apply it.

Changing the Font Size

If you want to change the size of the font:

Tap on the Font Size arrow.

Click on desired Point in the list.

The size of the text will be changed to the desired points.

You can also apply font formatting that is not accessible from the ribbon:

Select a Word that you want to change.

Click the Font dialog box.

Tap on the font page in the Effects area.

Select Upper caps.