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Format text

Add and format text

To add text, place the cursor where you want and start typing.

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Format text

  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.

    Text formatting options on the Word ribbon

Copy formatting

  1. Select the text with the formatting you want to copy.

  2. Click Format Painter Format Painter, and then select the text you want to copy the formatting to.

    Tip: Double-click Format Painter if you want to copy the formatting in more than one place.

See Also

Create a bulleted or numbered list 

Change the line spacing in Word

Apply styles

Apply themes

Select text

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