Task 9: Formatting Text



Select the text you want to change.


To use a different font, click the Font drop-down arrow and click the font you want.


To use a different font size, select the text you want to change, click the Font Size drop-down arrow, and click the size you want to use.


You can easily make simple changes to the appearance of the text. For example, you can change the font or font size, and you can make text bold, italic, or underlined. This task touches on just a few of the formatting changes you can make. Experiment to try out some of the other available formatting features.


Undoing a Change

To undo a change, click the Undo button on the toolbar. The Undo button is the one with a curved arrow pointing to the left.



To make text bold, italic, or underlined, select the text, and then click the appropriate button in the format bar.


To change the font color, select the text you want to change, and then click the Font Color button. Select the color you want from the drop-down list that appears.


Change the alignment of a paragraph by selecting it and clicking any of the Alignment buttons on the toolbar.


Using the Format Menu

You can use the commands in the Format menu to change the appearance of your document. Included on the Format menu are commands to set the font, the bullet style, the paragraph style and the tabs.


Other WordPad Options

You can also use commands in WordPad's Insert menu to insert the date and time or objects, such as a chart or picture.