Text Window - Font Menu

Normal (Reset Character Formatting)


Use this selection to reset all character formats (bold, underline, italic, subscript, superscript, strike) for the current character or for all characters in a highlighted block of text. To reset the character formats for the current character, simply hit the Alt 0 keys together (or select the option from the menu). To reset the formats for a block of characters, highlight a block using the Line Block or Character Block options. Now, hit the Alt 0 Keys together (or select the option from the menu).

Turn On Bold


Use this option to apply the bold formatting to the current character or to all characters in a highlighted block of text. To make the current character appear as bold, simply hit the Alt 1 keys together (or select the option from the menu). To apply this format on a block of characters, highlight a block using the Line Block or Character Block options. Now, hit the Alt 1 Keys together (or select the option from the menu). When you type in on the keyboard, the new characters automatically assume all the formatting characteristics of the preceding character. To turn off the bold formatting, select Normal.

Turn On Underlining


Use this option to underline the current character or to underline all characters in a highlighted block of text. To underline the current character, simply hit the Alt 2 keys together (or select the option from the menu). To apply this format on a block of characters, highlight a block using the Line Block or Character Block options. Now, hit the Alt 2 Keys together (or select the option from the menu). When you type in on the keyboard, the new characters automatically assume all the formatting characteristics of the preceding character. To turn off underlining, select NORMAL.

Turn On Double Underline


Use this option to draw the double underline under the current character or under all characters in a highlighted block of text. To format the current character, simply hit the Control + D keys together (or select the option from the menu). To apply this format on a block of characters, highlight a block using the Line Block or Character Block options. Now, hit the Control + D Keys together (or select the option from the menu). When you type in on the keyboard, the new characters automatically assume all the formatting characteristics of the preceding character. To turn off double underlining, select NORMAL.

Turn On Italicizing


Use this option to italicize the current character or to italicize all characters in a highlighted block of text. To italicize the current character, simply hit the Alt 3 keys together (or select the option from the menu). To apply this format on a block of characters, highlight a block using the Line Block or Character Block options. Now, hit the Alt 3 Keys together (or select the option from the menu). When you type in on the keyboard, the new characters automatically assume all the formatting characteristics of the preceding character. To turn off the italic format, select NORMAL function.

Turn On Superscripts


Use this option to apply the superscript format to the current character or to apply it on all characters in a highlighted block of text. To superscript the current character, simply hit the Alt 4 keys together (or select the option from the menu). To apply this format on a block of characters, highlight a block using the Line Block or Character Block options. Now, hit the Alt 4 Keys together (or select the option from the menu). When you type in on the keyboard, the new characters automatically assume all the formatting characteristics of the preceding character. To turn off the superscript format, select NORMAL.

Turn On Subscripts


Use this option to apply the subscript format to the current character or to apply it on all characters in a highlighted block of text. To subscript the current character, simply hit the Alt 5 keys together (or select the option from the menu). To apply this format on a block of characters, highlight a block using the Line Block or Character Block options. Now, hit the Alt 5 Keys together (or select the option from the menu). When you type in on the keyboard, the new characters automatically assume all the formatting characteristics of the preceding character. To turn off the superscript format, select NORMAL.

Turn On Strike


Use this option to apply the strike format to the current character or to apply it on all characters in a highlighted block of text. To strike the current character, simply hit the Alt 6 keys together (or select the option from the menu). To apply this format on a block of characters, highlight a block using the Line Block or Character Block options. Now, hit the Alt 6 Keys together (or select the option from the menu). When you type in on the keyboard, the new characters automatically assume all the formatting characteristics of the preceding character. To turn off the superscript format, select NORMAL.

All Caps


Use this option to turn all highlighted characters to uppercase.

Small Caps


Use this option to turn all highlighted characters to a smaller font size uppercase.

Change Fonts and Point Size


Use this function to change the font typeface and point size of the current character or of all characters in a highlighted block of text. If you wish to change the font for a highlighted block of text, highlight the block using Lineor Characterhighlight function. If you wish to change the font of a single character, simply position the cursor on that character. Now select the font option from the menu or hit the Alt F keys together. A dialog box will appear that shows the list of typefaces and point sizes to select from. Make the desired selection now. This option also allows you to change the default font. To change the default font, check the default font box. This selection will apply the new typeface to all the characters in the document that used the previous default typeface. Similarly, the characters that used the previous default typeface and point size will now use the new typeface and point size.

Style


Use this option to apply a stylesheet style to the selected text. The style is chosen from a list containing character style names. If you wish to create a new style, select the Edit Style option from the 'Edit' menu.

Text Color


Use this option to apply new foreground color to a block of text. Highlight a text block using the Line Block or Character Block options and select this option from the Font menu. A dialog box will prompt you to select the color for the highlighted block of text.

Background Color


Use this option to apply new background color to a block of text. Highlight a text block using the Line Block or Character Block options and select this option from the Font menu. A dialog box will prompt you to select the color for the highlighted block of text.

Underline Color


Use this option to apply a new underline color to a block of text.