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How to Change the Font Size of Your Layout

by Malton Theas
  • Overview

    Word-processing software such as Microsoft Word, Adobe products and open source programs allow you to modify the font size and give your words the visual impact they need.
 
  • Step 1

    Press the "Control" key and the "A" key to highlight your whole layout. It is a fairly standard shortcut you can find in most word processing programs such as Word and OpenOffice.org. Graphics editors such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and even open source Gimp also have it.
  • Step 2

    Select the font size on your tool bar. Depending on the program, it is usually next to the font face section. In Microsoft Word, pressing the "Control", "Shift" and "P" keys simultaneously displays a font editor. Graphics editors show such an interface if you have entered text.
  • Step 3

    Change the font size and click on your layout to continue writing.
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  • To minimize or maximize the font size of your layout, you can also use keyboard shortcuts. They are very useful but they differ from platform to platform.To find out which shortcuts to use, select "Help" on your task bar (or press the "F1" key) and click on the "Help" option. It opens a new window where you can browse a list of topics. You are likely to find one relevant to keyboard shortcuts.
  • To minimize or maximize the font size of your layout, you can also use keyboard shortcuts. They are very useful but they differ from platform to platform.To find out which shortcuts to use, select "Help" on your task bar (or press the "F1" key) and click on the "Help" option. It opens a new window where you can browse a list of topics. You are likely to find one relevant to keyboard shortcuts.

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