Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Quickly Increasing Point Size.

Quickly Increasing Point Size

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 8, 2015)

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

  1. Select the text whose point size you want to increase.
  2. Press Ctrl+].

Every time you press Ctrl+], the point size of the selection will increase 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, or by typing the desired font size directly into the Font Size control on the Formatting toolbar.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1193) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Quickly Increasing Point Size.

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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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