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Old June 9th, 2004, 08:19 PM
Luke Sineath
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Default Need help on changing text size

This is what I want to do: with a document that contains different text
sizes, I want to globally alter size, while preserving those differences.
Basically, I want to globally add or subtract from txt size.


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Old June 9th, 2004, 08:52 PM
Luke Sineath
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Default Need help on changing text size

Er, let me rephrase this. Suppose I have a document in which most of the
text is 10pt., and the rest is 12pt. I want the difference in text size to
be preserved, but I need to increase the size of all of the text. So I want
to have 14 and 16pt. text in my document. Is there a way to do this,
globally? What I'm doing now is highlighting a portion of text, and
changing its size. What I want to do is select the entire document, and
increase the size of all text by 4 points. Is this possible?


"Luke Sineath" wrote in message
...
This is what I want to do: with a document that contains different text
sizes, I want to globally alter size, while preserving those differences.
Basically, I want to globally add or subtract from txt size.




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Old June 9th, 2004, 09:18 PM
garfield-n-odie
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Hi Luke. Yes, it is possible. Press Ctrl+A to select the entire
document, then press Ctrl+] (that's the right bracket) to increase the
font size by 1 point, or Ctrl+[ (that's the left bracket) to decrease
the font size by 1 point.


Luke Sineath wrote:

Er, let me rephrase this. Suppose I have a document in which most of the
text is 10pt., and the rest is 12pt. I want the difference in text size to
be preserved, but I need to increase the size of all of the text. So I want
to have 14 and 16pt. text in my document. Is there a way to do this,
globally? What I'm doing now is highlighting a portion of text, and
changing its size. What I want to do is select the entire document, and
increase the size of all text by 4 points. Is this possible?


"Luke Sineath" wrote in message
...

This is what I want to do: with a document that contains different text
sizes, I want to globally alter size, while preserving those differences.
Basically, I want to globally add or subtract from txt size.






  #4  
Old June 10th, 2004, 12:15 AM
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default Need help on changing text size

Alternatively, you can use Ctrl+ and Ctrl+ to increase/decrease the font
size to the next listed size. If the difference escapes you, look at the
font size list: Using Ctrl+] will increase 12-pt text to 13 points, while
Ctrl+ will increase it to 14.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"garfield-n-odie" wrote in message
...
Hi Luke. Yes, it is possible. Press Ctrl+A to select the entire
document, then press Ctrl+] (that's the right bracket) to increase the
font size by 1 point, or Ctrl+[ (that's the left bracket) to decrease
the font size by 1 point.


Luke Sineath wrote:

Er, let me rephrase this. Suppose I have a document in which most of

the
text is 10pt., and the rest is 12pt. I want the difference in text size

to
be preserved, but I need to increase the size of all of the text. So I

want
to have 14 and 16pt. text in my document. Is there a way to do this,
globally? What I'm doing now is highlighting a portion of text, and
changing its size. What I want to do is select the entire document, and
increase the size of all text by 4 points. Is this possible?


"Luke Sineath" wrote in message
...

This is what I want to do: with a document that contains different text
sizes, I want to globally alter size, while preserving those

differences.
Basically, I want to globally add or subtract from txt size.







  #5  
Old June 10th, 2004, 01:26 AM
Jay Freedman
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Default Need help on changing text size

Besides the Increase/Decrease Size commands, there are a couple of
other methods you should be aware of.

- In the Edit Replace dialog, click the More button. With the cursor
in the empty Find What box, click the Format button, choose Font,
select 12pt in the Size list, and click OK. With the cursor in the
empty Replace With box, click Format Font, select 16pt, and click
OK. Click the Replace All button. Repeat with 10pt and 14pt.

- Define separate styles for the smaller and larger text, and apply
them instead of the "direct" formatting. Then any time you want to
change the sizes, just modify the style definitions. Besides being
more flexible, this method leads to smaller document files than with
direct formatting.

garfield-n-odie wrote:

Hi Luke. Yes, it is possible. Press Ctrl+A to select the entire
document, then press Ctrl+] (that's the right bracket) to increase the
font size by 1 point, or Ctrl+[ (that's the left bracket) to decrease
the font size by 1 point.


Luke Sineath wrote:

Er, let me rephrase this. Suppose I have a document in which most of the
text is 10pt., and the rest is 12pt. I want the difference in text size to
be preserved, but I need to increase the size of all of the text. So I want
to have 14 and 16pt. text in my document. Is there a way to do this,
globally? What I'm doing now is highlighting a portion of text, and
changing its size. What I want to do is select the entire document, and
increase the size of all text by 4 points. Is this possible?


"Luke Sineath" wrote in message
...

This is what I want to do: with a document that contains different text
sizes, I want to globally alter size, while preserving those differences.
Basically, I want to globally add or subtract from txt size.







--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word
  #6  
Old June 10th, 2004, 04:16 AM
Luke Sineath
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Default Need help on changing text size

Thanks to all of you, very, very much!!!



"Jay Freedman" wrote in message
...
Besides the Increase/Decrease Size commands, there are a couple of
other methods you should be aware of.

- In the Edit Replace dialog, click the More button. With the cursor
in the empty Find What box, click the Format button, choose Font,
select 12pt in the Size list, and click OK. With the cursor in the
empty Replace With box, click Format Font, select 16pt, and click
OK. Click the Replace All button. Repeat with 10pt and 14pt.

- Define separate styles for the smaller and larger text, and apply
them instead of the "direct" formatting. Then any time you want to
change the sizes, just modify the style definitions. Besides being
more flexible, this method leads to smaller document files than with
direct formatting.

garfield-n-odie wrote:

Hi Luke. Yes, it is possible. Press Ctrl+A to select the entire
document, then press Ctrl+] (that's the right bracket) to increase the
font size by 1 point, or Ctrl+[ (that's the left bracket) to decrease
the font size by 1 point.


Luke Sineath wrote:

Er, let me rephrase this. Suppose I have a document in which most of

the
text is 10pt., and the rest is 12pt. I want the difference in text

size to
be preserved, but I need to increase the size of all of the text. So I

want
to have 14 and 16pt. text in my document. Is there a way to do this,
globally? What I'm doing now is highlighting a portion of text, and
changing its size. What I want to do is select the entire document,

and
increase the size of all text by 4 points. Is this possible?


"Luke Sineath" wrote in message
...

This is what I want to do: with a document that contains different

text
sizes, I want to globally alter size, while preserving those

differences.
Basically, I want to globally add or subtract from txt size.







--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word



  #7  
Old June 11th, 2004, 05:28 AM
garfield-n-odie
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Default Need help on changing text size

Not a good alternative. The OP's objectives are "difference in text
size to be preserved" and "increase the size of all text by 4 points".
If some text is 10 point and some 11 point, what happens when you press
Ctrl+ ? If the result escapes you, some text that is supposed to be
smaller than other text ends up being all the same size, and pressing
Ctrl+ a second time enlarges some text by 4 points but other text by
only 3 points.


Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:
Alternatively, you can use Ctrl+ and Ctrl+ to increase/decrease the font
size to the next listed size. If the difference escapes you, look at the
font size list: Using Ctrl+] will increase 12-pt text to 13 points, while
Ctrl+ will increase it to 14.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"garfield-n-odie" wrote in message
...

Hi Luke. Yes, it is possible. Press Ctrl+A to select the entire
document, then press Ctrl+] (that's the right bracket) to increase the
font size by 1 point, or Ctrl+[ (that's the left bracket) to decrease
the font size by 1 point.


Luke Sineath wrote:


Er, let me rephrase this. Suppose I have a document in which most of


the

text is 10pt., and the rest is 12pt. I want the difference in text size


to

be preserved, but I need to increase the size of all of the text. So I


want

to have 14 and 16pt. text in my document. Is there a way to do this,
globally? What I'm doing now is highlighting a portion of text, and
changing its size. What I want to do is select the entire document, and
increase the size of all text by 4 points. Is this possible?


"Luke Sineath" wrote in message
...


This is what I want to do: with a document that contains different text
sizes, I want to globally alter size, while preserving those


differences.

Basically, I want to globally add or subtract from txt size.







  #8  
Old June 11th, 2004, 05:53 AM
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default Need help on changing text size

I suspect the OP wants the *proportional* difference of the text size
preserved. If you increase 10 pt and 36 pt text to 14 and 40, the
proportional difference is not the same. I was not suggesting that the other
shortcuts will do this, either, just pointing out that they exist. I don't
know of any simple way of increasing a variety of font sizes proportionally.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"garfield-n-odie" wrote in message
...
Not a good alternative. The OP's objectives are "difference in text
size to be preserved" and "increase the size of all text by 4 points".
If some text is 10 point and some 11 point, what happens when you press
Ctrl+ ? If the result escapes you, some text that is supposed to be
smaller than other text ends up being all the same size, and pressing
Ctrl+ a second time enlarges some text by 4 points but other text by
only 3 points.


Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:
Alternatively, you can use Ctrl+ and Ctrl+ to increase/decrease the

font
size to the next listed size. If the difference escapes you, look at the
font size list: Using Ctrl+] will increase 12-pt text to 13 points,

while
Ctrl+ will increase it to 14.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"garfield-n-odie" wrote in message
...

Hi Luke. Yes, it is possible. Press Ctrl+A to select the entire
document, then press Ctrl+] (that's the right bracket) to increase the
font size by 1 point, or Ctrl+[ (that's the left bracket) to decrease
the font size by 1 point.


Luke Sineath wrote:


Er, let me rephrase this. Suppose I have a document in which most of


the

text is 10pt., and the rest is 12pt. I want the difference in text

size

to

be preserved, but I need to increase the size of all of the text. So I


want

to have 14 and 16pt. text in my document. Is there a way to do this,
globally? What I'm doing now is highlighting a portion of text, and
changing its size. What I want to do is select the entire document,

and
increase the size of all text by 4 points. Is this possible?


"Luke Sineath" wrote in message
...


This is what I want to do: with a document that contains different

text
sizes, I want to globally alter size, while preserving those


differences.

Basically, I want to globally add or subtract from txt size.








 




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