[AI] phont short cut in ms ward

firoz firojjee at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 23:37:35 EDT 2007


Keyboard Shortcuts for Font Control in MS-Word

Ever wanted to change the font style or the size of the current font in 
MS-Word? Changing these attributes is not something just for sighted people, 
here
are some keyboard commands that will help anyone who uses a screen reader.

First, let's address the font style.

To access the font type list, you'll need to use Ctrl + Shift + F. This will 
highlight the current font name in the list and it will allow you to have
control
over the list using the keyboard. You can scroll up and down with the 
arrows.

If you know the name of the font you're looking for, you can type in the 
name. But keep in mind, the spelling must be exactly correct and you must 
include
the correct capital letters. If you know the name of the font, but not the 
correct spelling, you can just type the first letter of the name and it will
take you to that part of the list. You can then use the arrow keys to find 
the correct font.

Whatever method you use to find the name of the font you're looking for, hit 
the Enter key when you're done.

Now, to move on to changing the font size.

To increase font size in increments, try Ctrl + Shift + > or Ctrl + ]. 
Decreasing the font size can be accomplished with Ctrl + Shift + < or Ctrl + 
[.


These methods work well and are very efficient. The key combinations using < 
and > will increase or decrease the font size, according to the sizes listed
in the font size drop down list. The other combinations using [ and ] 
increase or decrease the font size one point at a time.

But, what about the times when you need to set a font like 14.5? (After all, 
who wants to be just like everyone else and use the regular font sizes? 
Let's
be different!)

Use the key combination of Ctrl + Shift + P. This will highlight the current 
font size in the font size drop down list.

Now, all you have to do is type the font size you'd like and hit the Enter 
key. How cool is that!






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