The way text appears on a page is called its format. A character’s format is defined by its: o Font – refers to the shape of the character (a.k.a. typeface ) Times New Roman: ABCDEF abcdef 123456 Wingdings: Broadway: ABCDEF abcdef 123456
A character’s format is also defined by its: o Size – measured in points. There are 72 points to an inch. This is 8 point Ariel. This is 12 point Ariel. This is 24 point Ariel. This is 60 point Ariel.
Lastly, a character’s format is also defined by its: o Style – the way in which it is emphasized
Bold text is printed darker so that words and phrases stand out. It is often used for titles and headings. Italic text is slanted and is mostly used for emphasis Underline text has a line under it and is mostly used for emphasis. Underline style can be confused with a hyperlink. Text effects, such as shadow and bevel are used for emphasis. Font color is used to emphasize text and should be used with readability in mind.
Superscript reduces the size of the text and raises it to the top of the current line. 4356 7 th Street NE Subscript reduces the size of the text and lowers it to the bottom of the current line. Water = H 2 O Text can also be formatted using the mini toolbar that pops up when text is selected.
The font dialog box can also be used to format text. It is accessed by clicking the Dialog Box Launcher in the Font group on the Ribbon’s Home tab.
Complete Practice: Orientation – Part 2 of 4 on pages 49-52. Open your Orientation 1 file to complete this practice (you may also use MY Orientation 1 file from the Public Folder) Save as: lastname_Orientation 2 21