Stepping Through Common Point Sizes

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 7, 2012)

When you use the Font Size pull-down list of the formatting toolbar, you can see a variety of common sizes which you can use with your text. You can quickly step through these common sizes by using the following steps:

  1. Select the text whose point size you want to affect.
  2. Press Shift+Ctrl+> to advance to the next larger common point size.
  3. Press Shift+Ctrl+< to advance to the next smaller common point size.

Every time you press Shift+Ctrl+> or Shift+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 15 points), you must use the Font dialog box by choosing Font from the Format menu.

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Author Bio

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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