Adding a Font Menu

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 30, 2014)

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Depending on what programs you use besides Word (or even before Word), you may find the pull-down Font tool not to your liking--particularly if you prefer to have the Formatting toolbar turned off. In those cases, you may want to add a Fonts menu to Word. (Heck, you may just have a personality quirk where you prefer a Fonts menu rather than a Fonts tool.) You can then use the menu to select fonts to be applied to text.

To add a Fonts menu, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Customize from the Tools menu. Word displays the Customize dialog box.
  2. Make sure the Commands tab is displayed. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Commands tab of the Customize dialog box.

  4. In the list of Categories, choose Built-in Menus.
  5. In the list of Commands, choose Fonts.
  6. Drag the Fonts option to your menu bar, releasing the mouse button where you want the Fonts menu to be located.
  7. Click on Close.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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2015-08-10 16:43:46

G Ben

First instruction is: Choose Customize from the Tools menu. Where is the tools menu?


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