Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Gold Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Cape Town, RSA
    Posts
    3,444
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Tip for controlling font in Office Apps (2003)

    Hi,

    I came across this tip while searching for something about powerpoint. I notice it works in all the applications though.

    If you are typing text in an application, and you need to change the font type or size right there on the spot, in the cell of excel or in the place holder in powerpoint, then just press the combination:
    CTRL + SHIFT + F for changing the font, or
    CTRL + SHIFT + P for changing the size of the font.

    You can also use CTRL +SHIFT + > or < to change the size of the font incrementally.
    Regards,
    Rudi

  2. #2
    Super Moderator jscher2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Silicon Valley, USA
    Posts
    23,112
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 93 Times in 89 Posts

    Re: Tip for controlling font in Office Apps (2003)

    And in Word, Ctrl+Shift+s to access the Styles drop-down. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Sadly, the "built in" editor in Outlook 2003 does not implement the Font and Size shortcuts, or let you create your own keyboard shortcuts. Boo!!

  3. #3
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    West Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
    Posts
    1,921
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts

    Re: Tip for controlling font in Office Apps (2003)

    Rudi,

    CTRL+[ or CTRL+] change the point size down or up but only in Word. But these key combos increment the point size by 1, even if that's NOT an intermediate step; for example you can go from 18 pt to 19 pt even tho 19 is NOT an item in the dropdown. What I found for CTRL+SHIFT+> or < is that they increment only for the steps in the size drop down. A combination works well (CTRL+SHIFT+> for big steps and CTRL+] for small steps).

    What I'm getting for CTRL+SHIFT+p or f is that the current item (font or size) in the respective dropdown is selected. I'm not sure what one does next. I guess you can then type a letter (for font) or number (for size) to start to make a change. Is that the idea?

    Fred

  4. #4
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts

    Re: Tip for controlling font in Office Apps (2003)

    You can type a font name or size, but you can also use the up and down arrow keys to walk through the items of the dropdown list. Press Enter to confirm, Esc (twice) to cancel.

    Note: to get a bigger font size, use the down arrow key, not the up arrow key as you might expect. This is because larger font sizes are further down in the dropdown list.

  5. #5
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    West Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
    Posts
    1,921
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts

    Re: Tip for controlling font in Office Apps (2003)

    Aha, I've never used the up/down arrows to walk thru the list. Thanks for that.

    Fred

  6. #6
    Gold Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Cape Town, RSA
    Posts
    3,444
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: Tip for controlling font in Office Apps (2003)

    Tx for that addition Fred. CTRL + [ or ] is very useful for small increments. I did come across that combination in my exploritory quests the other day, but I never tried it out and eventually forgot about it.
    Cheers
    Regards,
    Rudi

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •