Article formatting hints and tips
The fonts available to you are stored in the Windows fonts folder. See Windows Help for advice on how to add or remove fonts to⁄from your system. Although a detailed discussion of fonts is beyond the scope of this article, fonts may be divided into proportional, such as verdana, and fixed pitch, such as Courier New. Fixed pitch fonts are not as elegant as proportional fonts but may be preferred when vertical alignment is important, such as when creating tables and lists.
Font sizes are given in points, abbreviated to pt. For example, verdana 10 is 10 point.
- If you plan to format part of a line or block of text, it is often quicker to type or paste in the text, then highlight and format what is required, than it is to stop typing, set the format, continue typing formatted text, cancel the format when you have reached the end of the formatted section, and continue typing. By using the first method you begin and end the formatting in one step, and you can also introduce several formatting changes into the one block of highlighted text in one action.
- You can also pen the Character map and use it to view all the characters in variuos font faces before selecting the one that suits you best.