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Using the Font Panel

The 'Font' panel helps you to completely control the Fonts in a document, including setting Bold, Italics and font types and size. You can alter the color of the text and highlighting to create visually compelling documents.

Available Facilities

For many of these facilities, you can either select an icon from the panel or an equivalent option from the 'Font' drop-down menu.

Facility

Description

See also

Font

Click on this icon to display a list of options for changing the appearance of a selected string of characters. These options include:

  • Normal - return changed text to the Normal, unformatted style
  • Bold - bolden the selected text
  • Underline - underline the selected text with a single line
  • Double Underline - underline the selected text with a double line
  • Italic - italicize the selected text
  • Subscript - make the selected text a subscript
  • Strike - run a single line through the selected text
  • Double Strike - run a double line through the selected text
  • All Caps - change all selected characters to upper case
  • Small Caps - change all selected characters to small capitals
  • Fonts - display the 'Font Selection' dialog, from which you select the typeface and point size to apply to the selected characters
  • Style - display the 'Select a Style' dialog, from which you select a defined style to apply to the selected characters
  • Spacing - display the 'Character Spacing' dialog, on which you select to expand or compress the spacing between characters to a number of Twips that you define, or return the spacing to Normal
  • Horizontal Scaling - display the 'Horizontal Character Scaling' dialog, on which you set the width of the selected characters to less than or greater than 100%
  • Hidden - hide the selected text and close up the remaining text; you can reveal the hidden text using the 'View > Hidden Text' option on the 'File' panel
  • Boxed - place a simple rectangular frame around the selected text
  • Protect - prevent any changes to the selected text; available if the 'Manage > Protection Lock' option is deselected on the 'File' panel
  • Hyperlink - make the selected text into a hyperlink
Using the File Panel

<style> field

Click on the drop-down arrow and click on the text style to apply to the selected text.

<typeface> field

Click on the drop-down arrow and click on the name of the typeface to apply to the selected text.

<point size> field

Click on the drop-down arrow and click on the point size to apply to the selected text. You can also type a point size into the field.

Clear Formatting

Click on this icon to clear any formatting you have applied to the selected text using the other facilities of the 'Font' panel.

Bold

Toggle the selected text between bold and normal type.

Italic

Toggle the selected text between italics and normal type.

Underline

Click on the icon to underline the selected text with a single line, or to remove the underline. Click on the drop-down arrow and select:

  • Double Underline - underline the selected text with two lines, or to remove the double underline
  • Underline Color - display a color palette from which you can select a color for the existing underlines, or define a color not presented in the palette
Create Custom Colors

Strikethrough

Click on the icon to put a single strike-through line across the selected text, or to remove the line. Click on the drop-down arrow and select the 'Double Strikethrough' option to do the same with a double line through the text.

Subscript

Click on this icon to toggle the selected text between a subscript (below the level of the adjacent text) and normal.

Superscript

Click on this icon to toggle the selected text between a superscript (above the level of the adjacent text) and normal.

Character Case

Click on the drop-down arrow and select an option for changing the case of the selected text:

  • Sentence case - convert the selected text to sentence case; capital letter at the start of the first word, lower case for the rest
  • lowercase - convert all characters of the selected text to lower case
  • UPPER CASE - convert all characters of the selected text to upper case
  • Capitalize Each Word - make the first character of every word of the selected text a capital letter
  • tOGGLE cASE - change all lower case letters in the selected text into upper case, and all upper case letters into lower case

Highlight Text

Click on the drop-down arrow to display the 'Color Palette', and select or define a color to show behind the selected text as a highlight.

Create Custom Colors

Text Color

Click on the drop-down arrow to display the 'Color Palette', and select or define a color in which to display the selected text.

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