The most common way to format text is to change the font. The font defines the uniform style and appearance of letters such as Baskerville, Courier, Old English, or STENCIL.
To change the font, follow these steps:
1. Click the Home tab.
2. Select the text you want to change.
3. Click the Font list box.
A list of available fonts on your computer appears, as shown in Figure 5-2.
4. Move the mouse pointer over each font.
Word temporarily changes your selected text (from Step 1) so you can see how the currently highlighted font will look.
5. Click the font you want to use.
Word changes your text to appear in your chosen font.
As a general rule, try not to use more than three fonts in a document. If you use too many fonts, the overall appearance can be annoying and distracting.
Not all computers have the same lists of fonts, so if you plan on sharing documents with others, stick with common fonts that everybody's computer can display.
The Font list box displays the appearance of each font.