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Office 2013 In Depth by Joe Habraken

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Working with Fonts and Text Formatting

The basic look of the text in a Word document is controlled by the font you are using. Each font set has a particular typeface, meaning the physical characteristic of the characters. Each font also has a particular look that makes it unique. An example of a font set is Calibri, which is the default Word font. A variety of other fonts exist, with names such as Arial, Courier, Times New Roman, Cooper Black, and Bookman Old Style. The fonts you have access to when working in Word depend on the fonts installed on your computer. Most of the fonts you work with are software fonts, or “soft fonts,” and are Microsoft Open Type fonts (formally called True Type fonts) provided by your Windows operating system.

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