Typing Text: Font and Size
Everything we do today will take place
in the HOME Tab
Font and Size are located in the FONT
Click on the next to the box with the name
of the current font. Scroll down to find Time
New Roman in the listing and click on it.
Click on the size selector arrow and click on
Now type: The quick brown fox.
Select Brush Script font and size 36.
Type: jumped over the lazy dogs.
Notice the different font and size.
◦ The Bold command, , allows you to
type bold text.
◦ The Italic command, , allows you to
type italic, learning, text.
Formatting Text, Continued
◦ The Underline command, , provides for
◦ There is a gallery, , to select the type of
Other Formatting Options
◦ Other commands allow strikethrough of text
offer subscripting as in H20, superscripting
Select Times New Roman font.
Set the size to 24.
Now click on the Bold command.
Type some text.
Click on the Italic command.
Type some more text.
Click the Underline command.
Type some more text.
Click Bold again to release bolding, and type additional text.
Try various combinations to learn how the commands all
Backspace Key – erases the
character immediately to the left of the
Delete Key – erases a character to
the right of the cursor
(Ignore the Wavy Lines under text – that is covered in a later Lesson.)
Set the font to Times New Roman and the size to 18.
Type The quaack brom
Use the Backspace key to erase the “m” and type wn to make the
Move the pointer to between the a’s and click. The cursor will now
be at that position.
Press the Backspace key to erase the a to the left of the cursor.
Press the Delete key to erase the a to the right of the cursor.
Type the i to correct the word.
Press the End key to return to the end of the line.
Continue making errors and correcting them.
If you forget to capitalize the first letter in a
new sentence or paragraph, Word will do that
If you accidentally hold down the Shift key too
long and type a couple of capital letters at the
beginning of a word, Word will correct that
If you accidentally leave the Caps Lock on
and type a word that should be capitalized
(by holding down the Shift key for the first
letter), Word will make the correction and
Word will also correct a large number
of typographical errors.
To cancel the AutoCorrect action – as
soon as the correction appears (after
you type the space), hold down the
Ctrl key and the Z key or click the
Set the font to Times New Roman & the
size to 36.
Type the following: the quick
Notice how the word the is changed to
The the moment you type the space
after the word.
Type the following: BRown fox
Notice how BRown has changed to
Brown when you typed the space after
Press the Caps Lock key to turn
Hold down the Shift Key and type the letter J.
Release the Shift key and type umped
Don’t type the space just yest so you can
inspect the result. It should look like this:
Now type the space and notice the change.
Now type ovre. Type the following
space – the word will change to over.
Now type teh.
Now type lazy doggs.
Notice how the words, over, the, and
dogs were automatically corrected.
More AutoCorrect Features
Auto correct lets you enter a number
of symbols by just type specific text.
Type This ==> way in. Hello
:). Don’t be :(. Have a
smile as your (tm)
trademark. you can (c) it.
who was 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and
More AutoCorrect Features Cont.
Word will use the proper quote marks
It will also insert n-dashes and m-dashes
◦ To make a n-dash, you type space, hyphen,
◦ To make an m-dash type hyphen, hyphen
without leading or trailing spaces.
Type: Here we “quote text” –
this is an n-dash--this is an
Type: use 1/2 cup milk, 1/4 stick butter, 1/3 cup
Note that 1/3 did not change. How can you get that?
Click the Superscript command .
Click the Superscript command - to clear it.
Click the Subscript command .
Click the Subscript command - to clear it.
Type: cup raisins
Note that the size of the 1/3 does not quite match – for now that is close
Automatic Bullets &
There is an AutoFormat feature in Word to will make bulleted
& numbered lists
◦ There will be more on lists in a later lesson as well.
To create a Bullet List:
◦ type an asterisk, a space, and the your text.
◦ After you press the Enter key, the next bullet will already be
◦ To stop the list, press the Enter key again.
To create a Numbered List:
◦ Start a line with the first number followed by a period or an open-
parenthesis mark, a space, and then your text
The Undo command or Ctrl-Z will allow you to place the
asterisk or number without engaging the list feature.