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Enabling Font Size smaller than Size 8 in WORD documents

by Noshir / May 1, 2007 7:15 PM PDT


In a WORD document, FONT SIZE can be pre-set or edited over a wide range - from size 8 to size 72. Since letters of much smaller size can be seen / read quite easily on the desk-top, as well as in print-outs, is it possible to obtain smaller Font Sizes ? such as size 7 or size 6 - in WORD documents? I would appreciate any clarification or advice relating to this issue. Thanks in anticipation.

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 1, 2007 7:24 PM PDT

In Word if you click inside the font size menu window, (instead of using the pull down bar), you can change the font size to values below 8.


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Yep, An Additional Note..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 2, 2007 10:14 AM PDT

In Word, move your cursor up to the font area, click once to highlight the current Font number, then TYPE in a different number, such as 6, then press the "Enter" key. The font size will change to the number you've typed in.

Hope this helps.


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Experimenting with font sizes
by robodolly / May 11, 2007 9:48 PM PDT

A useful trick if you're not sure what font size to use and you want to experiment: select the text then hit Ctrl+[ to decrease by one point size, Ctrl+] to increase.

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Great Answer
by schnabel1952 / May 12, 2007 4:16 AM PDT

I love shortcuts and tricks. That one is great as I'm always playing with fonts and sizing in my editing programs. In playing with the cntl +/- buttons I also discovered that it works the view zoom in IE-7 page display. Neet.

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Along with the Ctrl+[ and ], there is also Ctrl+< and >
by ChuckT / May 12, 2007 3:22 PM PDT

To change the font sizes in Word, while you can decrease or increase one point size using the Ctrl+[ and ] (respectively) there is also the Ctrl+< and >.

The Ctrl+< and > change the sizes at (not sure how to say this, but give me some latitude here) "set steps."

For example the sizes up from 8 pt. go in this sequence:
9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 36, 48, 72, 80, 90, 100, and continues up in 10 pt. increments at each key press of the Ctrl+>

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Experimenting with font sizes
by Noshir / May 13, 2007 4:01 PM PDT

That's a very useful short-cut. Thanks.

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