- Sep 8, 2010
- Formatting Text
- Formatting Text for Emphasis
- Changing Character Spacing
- Selecting Text with Similar Formatting
- Finding and Replacing Formatting
- Finding and Replacing Custom Formatting
- Changing Paragraph Alignment
- Changing Line Spacing
- Displaying Rulers
- Setting Paragraph Tabs
- Setting Paragraph Indents
- Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists
- Applying Borders and Shading
- Hiding Text
Changing Character Spacing
Kerning is the amount of space between each individual character that you type. Sometimes the space between two characters is larger than others, which makes the word look uneven. You can use the Font dialog box to change the kerning setting for selected characters. Kerning works only with OpenType/TrueType or Adobe Type Manager fonts. You can expand or condense character spacing to create a special effect for a title, or re-align the position of characters to the bottom edge of the text—this is helpful for positioning the copyright or trademark symbols. In addition, you can set text formatting for OpenType/TrueType fonts (New!) that include a range of ligature settings (where two or three letters combine into a single character), number spacing and forms, and stylistic sets (added font sets in a given font). Many of these options are based on specifications from font designers.
Change Character Spacing
- Select the text you want to format.
- Click the Home tab.
- Click the Font Dialog Box Launcher.
- Click the Advanced tab.
- Click the Spacing list arrow, click an option, and then specify a point size to expand or condense spacing by the amount specified.
- Click the Position list arrow, click an option, and then specify a point size to raise or lower the text in relation to the baseline (bottom of the text).
- Select the Kerning for fonts check box, and then specify a point size.
- Check the results in the Preview box.
- To make the new formatting options the default for all new Word documents, click Set As Default, and then click Yes.
- Click OK.