Basic Computer Literacy – Text Formatting

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In today’s Store Management’s class, we will be learning about Basic Computer Literacy – Text Formatting

Basic Computer Literacy – Text Formatting

Did you know that one way to change the appearance of text in a document is by changing its font type. 

text formatting

A font is a set of letters, numbers, and punctuation symbols designed around a shared appearance. A font will have variations for size and styles, such as bold and italics.

Let’s look at the step by step processes of Text Formatting

  1. Select the text you want to format.
    To select a single word, double-click it. To select a line of text, click to the left of it.
  2. Select an option to change the font, font size, font color, or make the text bold, italic, or underline.

Changing The Font

Changing a font itself will have the greatest effect on the appearance of text.

  1. Select the text you want to change.
  2. Click the Font list arrow on the Home tab.
  3. You can also click the Font list arrow on the Mini Toolbar that appears when text is selected. 
  4. Select a new font from the list.

The text is now set in the selected font.

When changing fonts, be sure to choose the right font for the tone of your document. Don’t use casual script fonts in a professional document, and also avoid using too many fonts at once.


Font Type Examples Description
Serif Times New Roman, Garamond, Cambria, Georgia, Palatino Serifs are small details at the ends of some letter strokes, meant to improve legibility. Suitable for both header and body text.
Sans Serif Arial, Calibri, Helvetica, Verdana, Trebuchet MS Sans serif fonts lack the small details at ends of letter strokes, leading to a planer look. Suitable for both header and body text.
Script Brush Script, Zapfino, Lucida Handwriting These fonts are meant to mimic handwriting, either calligraphic or casual. Useful in very specific designs, but unsuitable for body text and most headers.
Monospace Courier New, Consolas, American Typewriter All letters and symbols use the exact same amount of space. Useful when displaying computer code, or when precise horizontal alignment between lines is important.


In summary, changing the font size helps differentiate between titles, headers, and body text.

  1. Select the text.
  2. Click the Font Size list arrow on the Home tab.
  3. Select a font size.


What do you understand about the term ‘Font?’


Reading Assignment

Explain the processes involved in Text Formatting.


Weekend Assignment

Practicalise Text Formatting and Changing a Font using a Computer. 


We hope you enjoyed today’s class. In our next class, we will be talking about  Deleting Document Already Stores In The Computer.

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