Objective 4. Use Special Character Formats

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Headlines and titles should be set off from the rest of the text in a distinctive manner. This is usually done by emphasizing the text with the use of bold or italics, different fonts, or increased font size. If you are going to use a color printer or post the document on the Web, changing the color is very effective.

Activity 4.8. Changing Font Color


At the top of the first column, select the Garden Gets NPS Grant headlinethe headline for the first story in the newsletter.


Apply Bold , change the Font Size to 18, and then click the Font Color arrow . On the Font Color palette, in the second row, click the fourth colorGreen. Click to deselect.

The Font Color button retains the last color applied; if you click the button, it will apply Green to whatever text is selected unless you display the palette and select a different color.


Under the shaded paragraph, select the Outdoor Music headline, and apply the same formatting as the first headline. Alternatively use the Format Painter to apply the format from the first headline to the second headline. Click anywhere in the document to deselect the text, Save , and then compare your document with Figure 4.20.

Figure 4.20.


Activity 4.9. Using Small Caps

For headlines and titles, small caps is an attractive font effect. Lowercase letters are changed to capital letters but remain the height of lowercase letters. Titles are frequently formatted in this style.


Select the Outdoor Music title again, and then from the Format menu, display the Font dialog box, which provides many more font effect options than the toolbar. Compare your screen with Figure 4.21.

Figure 4.21.



Under Effects, select the Small caps check box, and then click OK. With the title selected, click the Format Painter button , and then apply the same formatting to the first titleGarden Gets NPS Grant. Click anywhere in the document to deselect the text. Compare your screen with Figure 4.22.


Figure 4.22.



On the Standard toolbar, click the Show/Hide ¶ button to turn off the nonprinting characters. Click the Zoom button arrow , and then click Whole Page to display the entire newsletter, as shown in Figure 4.23. If your document looks different, make any necessary adjustments.

Figure 4.23.



On the Standard toolbar, click the Show/Hide ¶ button to redisplay nonprinting characters. Click the Zoom button arrow and then click Page Width.

Recall that Page Width displays the document at its maximum width while still displaying the margins. The percent displayed in the Zoom box varies based on your screen resolution, and whether you are in Print Layout view or Normal view.


Display Print Preview to check your document. Check your Chapter Assignment Sheet or Course Syllabus, or consult your instructor, to determine if you are to submit your assignments on paper or electronically using your college's course information management system. To submit electronically, go to Step 7, and then follow the instructions provided by your instructor.


On the Print Preview toolbar, click the Print button , and then Close the Print Preview.


Save and then close your document. Close Word.

More Knowledge: Removing Blank Pages

If you create empty paragraphs at the end of a document by pressing the Enter key too many times, the result might be an extra blank page. To remove this page, click at the bottom of the document and press the Backspace key until the extra page is removed. It is best to use the Show/Hide ¶ button to show hidden characters so you can view the formatting marks that should be deleted.


You have completed Project 4A

Project 4B Water Matters

Windows XP

Outlook 2003

Internet Explorer

Computer Concepts

Word 2003

Chapter One. Creating Documents with Microsoft Word 2003

Chapter Two. Formatting and Organizing Text

Chapter Three. Using Graphics and Tables

Chapter Four. Using Special Document Formats, Columns, and Mail Merge

Excel 2003

Chapter One. Creating a Worksheet and Charting Data

Chapter Two. Designing Effective Worksheets

Chapter Three. Using Functions and Data Tables

Access 2003

Chapter One. Getting Started with Access Databases and Tables

Chapter Two. Sort, Filter, and Query a Database

Chapter Three. Forms and Reports

Powerpoint 2003

Chapter One. Getting Started with PowerPoint 2003

Chapter Two. Creating a Presentation

Chapter Three. Formatting a Presentation

Integrated Projects

Chapter One. Using Access Data with Other Office Applications

Chapter Two. Using Tables in Word and Excel

Chapter Three. Using Excel as a Data Source in a Mail Merge

Chapter Four. Linking Data in Office Documents

Chapter Five. Creating Presentation Content from Office Documents

Go! With Microsoft Office 2003 Brief
GO! with Microsoft Office 2003 Brief (2nd Edition)
ISBN: 0131878646
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 448

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