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Add Effects To Text In Word

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by | Filed Under: MS Office Help, MS Word
 
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Microsoft Word offers a whole lot of features.  Sometimes so many that it’s overwhelming. One of the easiest ways to jazz up a plain-looking document is to use the Text Effects and Typography feature.  Let’s take a look at how you can take text from plain to fancy in a few easy steps.

First, open or create a new Word document. Then click the Home tab.

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Type your text and select it or select some text you’ve already written.

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In the ribbon, select the Text Effects and Typography icon. Just click the drop-down arrow beside it.

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You’ll get a drop-down menu with a whole lot of options for type styles.

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Click on one of the options to change your text.

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Your text will now look like this.

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Tomorrow, in part 2 of this article, we’ll experiment with some type styles and effects.

~ Cynthia

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