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Word processing

Formatting text

Text formatting is changing the way text looks on the page.

You can change the size of titles, make headings bold and put lists into bullet points. Using these features will help you to make your project a lot easier to read.

To format text:

  1. Highlight the text you want to format and then click the 'Format' button on the toolbar.
  2. Click 'Font' and then click on the required font, style and size.

A box with three columns. First column has a list of font styles, eg Arial, comic sans and Times New Roman. The second column has a list of styles, eg bold, underline and regular. The final box has a list of sizes, 8, 10, or 12 points.

Selecting a font

Alternatively, highlight the text you need to format, and then click one of the buttons on the toolbar

A toolbar with a one of icons including a Bold B, a letter underlined, rows of text formatted in the centre, to the left, and to the right and numberered bullet points.

The formatting toolbar

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