Formatting content

Formatting content

You can give your content a coherent look using the editor's formatting options.
To view the formatting options, navigate to the editor and click the Menu icon () in the top-left corner, then go to the Format section in the left navigation pane.


 
To copy formatting from one text and apply it to another:
  1. Select the text you want to copy the formatting from.
  2. Click the Format Painter icon in the Edit section.
  3. Select the text you want to copy the formatting to. 
To clear formatting:
  1. Select the text.
  2. Click the Clear Formatting icon in the Edit section. 
To apply font style to text:
  1. Select the text.
  2. Select the formatting style from the Style dropdown.
To change the font:
  1. Select the text.
  2. Select the font from the Font dropdown.
To change the font size:
  1. Select the text.
  2. Select the size from the Font Size dropdown in the Font section. 
To increase or decrease the font size:
  1. Select the text.
  2. Click the Increase font size or Decrease font size icon () in the Font section.
To bold text:
  1. Select the text.
  2. Click the Bold icon in the Font section. 
To italicize text:
  1. Select the text.
  2. Click the Italicize icon in the Font section.
To underline text:
  1. Select the text.
  2. Click the Underline icon in the Font section.
To strikethrough:
  1. Select the text.
  2. Click the Strikethrough icon in the Font section. 
To change case:
  1. Select the text.
  2. Select the case from the Change Case dropdown in the Font section.
To turn on superscript or subscript:
  1. Click the Superscript or Subscript icon in the Font section.
  2. Enter the text. 
To change the font color:
  1. Select the text.
  2. Select the color from the Font Color dropdown in the Font section.
To change the background color:
  1. Select the text.
  2. Select the color from the Background Color dropdown in the Font section. 
To change the character spacing:
  1. Select the text.
  2. Select the required spacing from the Character Spacing dropdown in the Font section.
To set left alignment:
  1. Select the text.
  2. Click the Align Left icon in the Paragraph section. 
To set right alignment:
  1. Select the text.
  2. Click the Align Right icon in the Paragraph section.
To set center alignment:
  1. Select the text.
  2. Click the Align Center icon in the Paragraph section.
To set justified alignment:
  1. Select the text.
  2. Click the Justified icon in the Paragraph section. 
To create a bulleted list:
  1. Position the cursor where you want to start the list.
  2. Select the type of list from the Bulleted list dropdown in the Paragraph section. 
To create a numbered list:
  1. Position the cursor where you want to start the list.
  2. Select the type of list from the Numbered list dropdown in the Paragraph section. 
To set line spacing:
  1. Select the text.
  2. Select the spacing from the Line Spacing dropdown in the Paragraph section.
To show non-printing characters:
  1. Click the Pilcrow icon in the Paragraph section.
To increase or decrease left indent for paragraphs:
  1. Select the paragraph.
  2. Click the Increase indent or Decrease indent icon in the Paragraph section. 
To set left or right indent:
  1. Select the paragraph.
  2. Click More in the Paragraph section, then go to the Layout tab.
  3. In the Indent section, enter the indent amount in the Left or Right fields.   
To apply first line indentation or hanging indentation:

First line indentation indents the first line of a paragraph. Hanging indentation indents all lines except the first line of a paragraph.
  1. Select the paragraph.
  2. Click More in the Paragraph section, then go to the Layout tab.
  3. Enable the First line or Hanging radio button in the Indent section.
  4. Enter the indent amount.  
To set spacing before or after a paragraph:
  1. Select the paragraph.
  2. Click More in the Paragraph section, then go to the Layout tab.
  3. In the Spacing section, enter the spacing amount in Spacing Before Paragraph or Spacing After Paragraph fields.  
To change the text direction:
  1. Select the text.
  2. Select the direction from the Text Direction dropdown in the Paragraph section. 
To create a drop cap:

A drop cap makes the first character of a paragraph larger, taking up the space of several lines in the paragraph.
  1. Select the text.
  2. Select the drop cap style from the Drop Cap dropdown in the Paragraph section. 
To add a quote block:
  1. Position the cursor where you want to start the quote.
  2. Select the quote style from the Quote dropdown in the Paragraph section.
To set a background color for a paragraph:
  1. Select the paragraph.
  2. Click Borders and Shading in the Paragraph section.
  3. In the Design tab, click the Background Color icon in the Paragraph Background section.
  4. Select the color.
To remove background color for a paragraph:
  1. Select the paragraph.
  2. Click Borders and Shading in the Paragraph section.
  3. In the Design tab, click the Background None icon or the Reset button in the Paragraph Background section.
To set borders:
  1. Select the paragraph.
  2. Click Borders and Shading in the Paragraph section, then go to the Borders section.
  3. Click the Select Sides icon and choose the sides for the border.
  4. Click the Border Color icon and choose the color for the border.
  5. Click the Border Width icon and choose the width of the border.
  6. Click the Border Style icon and choose the style for the border.
  7. Choose the border radius in the Border Radius field.
  8. Choose the distance of your border from the text. You can choose an option from the dropdown or apply a custom margin if required. 
To remove borders:
  1. Select the paragraph.
  2. Click Borders and Shading in the Paragraph section.
  3. In the Design tab, click the Border None icon or the Reset button in the Borders section.
 
 
 

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