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Picture Yourself Learning Microsoft® Word® 2010 by Diane Koers

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Selecting Text Attributes

WHEN YOU SPEAK, the tone of your voice conveys how you feel. You can convey your enthusiasm (or lack of it), be friendly, or be sarcastic. In a similar way, fonts, which are families of design styles for the numbers, letters, and symbols that make up text, can provide additional information to the reader. Fonts can, for example, make your document appear mature and businesslike or young and casual.

Choosing a suitable font size can make a document easier to read. Other text attributes you might use to set the document tone include style settings, such as bold, underline, italics, or even color.

For many text attributes, Word offers a chance to “try before you buy” with its Live Preview feature. By pointing to various ...

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