Whenever you think about applying Bold or Italics to text, whether you know it or not, you’re actually considering Text Formatting. In fact, any of the commands found in the Font group on the Home tab are considered Text Formatting because each attribute can be applied to one character or a group of characters.
Figure 24. Font Group
This drop-down list displays the fonts available on your computer. The default Microsoft Office 2007 font is Calibri.
This drop-down list displays typical font sizes. The default Microsoft Office 2007 font size is 11. One font size point is equal to 1/72” tall. So, 72 point text will print 1”high. If you need a size not listed in this drop-down, you can click inside the box and type the size you want.
These two buttons will increase or decrease the size of selected text by about four points with each click.
This command clears all formatting from selected text.
This command applies bold formatting to selected text.
This command applies italic formatting to selected text.
Not only can you choose the underline type, you can also choose the underline color from this drop-down list.
This command applies strikethrough formatting to selected text.
These two buttons will either drop the selected text below the baseline (subscript) or above the baseline (superscript) of selected text.
There are four text case options in this drop-down list:
This command applies a color background to selected text.
This command changes the color of selected text lettering.