[AI] phont short cut in ms ward
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,
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
over the list using the keyboard. You can scroll up and down with the
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
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?
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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