Create your first Word document I

Word ribbon showing Home tab and Font group

The press release you’re typing announces the net income and price per share for Contoso Pharmaceuticals. You can call attention to this important information by adding emphasis with bold, italic, or underlined formatting.

Let’s make the text bold. Now, remember the ribbon we mentioned at the beginning of the lesson? Now’s when you’ll see how it’s used.

As you can see in the picture, there are several tabs across the top. Each represents an activity area. The second tab, the Home tab, should be selected (if not, you click it to select it).

Each tab has several groups of commands that show related items together. On the Home tab, look for the Font group. In that group you’ll see several buttons and commands that perform a specific action on your document. For example the Bold button Button image makes the text becomes bold. You can also change the font color and size of text with the Font Color button Button image and Font Size button Button image.

Don’t worry about doing any of this right now, you’ll get a chance to try this in the practice session at the end of the lesson.