by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 6, 2022)
Word for Windows provides a way to quickly decrease the point size of a selection. To do this, follow these steps:
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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