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Quickly Decreasing Point Size

Word for Windows provides a way to quickly decrease the point size of a selection. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Select the text whose point size you want to decrease.
  2. Press Ctrl+[.

Every time you press Ctrl+[, the point size of the selection will decrease by one point. If you want more precise control over the point size (for instance, making something 11.5 points), you must use the Font dialog box by choosing Font from the Format menu.

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Comments for this tip:

awyatt    23 Nov 2012, 07:40
Those are simply for grammar purposes. You only need to press the Ctrl key and the left bracket ([) -- only those two keys.
Lyn    22 Nov 2012, 16:55
Hi,Is that a full stop or a comma? You seem to have one of each?

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