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Outlook 2007: Using the Format Text Tab

Outlook 2007: Using the Format Text Tab

The Format Text Tab shows up when you are typing an e-mail message. Because Outlook uses Microsoft Word as its e-mail editor, the commands you see on this tab are very similar to the commands you’ll find on the Home tab in Microsoft Word.

 

Figure 16. Format Text Tab

               

 

Figure 17. Clipboard Group

The Clipboard group on the Format Text tab contains commands for working with text editing such as Cut, Copy and Paste. Here, you’ll also find the Format Painter command which copies formatting rather than actual text or data. This group contains a Dialog Box Launcher arrow in the lower-right corner that opens the Clipboard task pane when clicked.

The Font group on the Format Text tab contains all the commands you’re probably already familiar with including Bold, Italic, & Underline as well as the font face and font size. You’ll notice that things like Subscript, Superscript and Clear Formatting are also contained in this group. This group contains a Dialog Box Launcher arrow in the lower-right corner that opens the Font dialog box when clicked.

 

Figure 18. Font Group

 

Figure 19. Paragraph Group

The Paragraph group on the Format Text tab is where you’ll go to set whether you want your data to appear at the left, center or right edge of a page and where you can set both your left and right indent levels. This group contains a Dialog Box Launcher arrow in the lower-right corner that opens the Paragraph Dialog box when clicked.

 

               

The Styles group on the Format Text tab contains commands for applying styles or pre-determined text formats.

 

Figure 20. Styles Group

 

Figure 21. Zoom Group

The Zoom group on the Format Text tab contains only one command – Zoom. This command is useful for changing the zoom level of the e-mail message you are working on.

The Editing group is the last one on the Format Text tab and contains commands for finding and replacing data as well as selecting text.

 

Figure 22. Editing Group