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Formatting Text for Emphasis

You’ll often want to format, or change the style of, certain words or phrases to add emphasis to parts of a document. In addition to the standard formatting options—Bold, Italic, Underline, etc.—Word provides additional formatting effects to text, including Font Color, Gradient (New!), Shadow (New!), Outline (New!), Reflection (New!), Glow (New!), 3-D (New!), Highlight, Strikethrough, Superscript, Subscript, Small Caps, All Caps, and Hidden. To help you format sentences and change capitalization, you can change text case.

Apply Formatting Text Effects

  • yellow-circle1.jpg Select the text you want to format.
  • yellow-circle2.jpg Click the Home tab.
  • yellow-circle3.jpg Click the formatting (Font, Font Style, Size, Bold, Italic, Underline (select a style and color), Strikethrough, Superscript, Subscript, or Font Color (select a color or a Gradient (New!)) you want.
  • yellow-circle4.jpg To add a visual effect to text, click the Text Effect button (New!), and then click the option you want:
    • A combination text effect.
    • Outline
    • Shadow
    • Reflection
    • Glow
    • Clear Text Effects. Removes effect.
  • yellow-circle5.jpg To change text case, click the Case button, and then click the option you want:
    • Sentence case.
    • lowercase
    • UPPERCASE
    • Capitalize Each Word
    • tOGGLEcASE
  • yellow-circle6.jpg To highlight text, click the Text Highlight Color button arrow, and then click the color you want.
    • Add highlight. Click a color.

    • Remove highlight. Click No Color.

Apply Other Formatting Effects to Text

  • yellow-circle1.jpg Select the text you want to format.
  • yellow-circle2.jpg Click the Home tab.
  • yellow-circle3.jpg Click the Font Dialog Box Launcher.
  • yellow-circle4.jpg Click the formatting (Font, Font Style, Size, Font color, Underline style, and Underline color) you want.
  • yellow-circle5.jpg Click to select the effects (Strikethrough, Double strikethrough, Superscript, Subscript, Small caps, All caps, and Hidden) you want.
  • yellow-circle6.jpg To custom text effects, such as a text fill or outline with a solid or gradient, shadow, reflection, glow and soft edges, or 3-D format, click Text Effects, specify the options you want, and then click Close (New!).
  • yellow-circle7.jpg Check the results in the Preview box.
  • yellow-circle8.jpg To make the new formatting options the default for all new Word documents, click Set As Default, and then click Yes.
  • yellow-circle9.jpg Click OK.
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