Change the font size

Note: If your font size changes unexpectedly, it may be be part of a theme that has been applied to your document. For more information about themes, see Apply, customize, and save a document theme in Word or Excel.

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Change the text font size

Shrink the text to fit a page

Change the text font size

In Office Word 2007, you can use the formatting options Mini toolbar to quickly format text. The Mini toolbar appears automatically when you select text. It also appears with the menu when you select text and then right-click.

  1. Select the text that you want to change, and move your pointer to the Mini toolbar that appears with your text selection.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • To make the text larger, click Grow Font. Or press CTRL+SHIFT+>.

    • To make the text smaller, click Shrink Font. Or press CTRL+SHIFT+<.

      Note: You can also specify a font size on the Home tab, in the Font group.

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Shrink the text to fit a page

Using the following method works best with short documents, such as letters and memos, that only have a small amount of text on the last page.

  1. On the File menu, click Print Preview.

  2. Click Shrink to Fit Button image .

Note: In order to shrink the document, Microsoft Word decreases the font size of each font used in the document. You can undo a Shrink to Fit operation by clicking Undo Shrink to Fit on the Edit menu. However, after you save the document and close it, there is no quick way to restore the original font size.

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