Common Software Options, Continued
Font-related options allow SYSOPs to change attributes in any font the
software offers. Font attributes include letter style and size. Font Face
refers to letter style and Font Size refers to letter size. Select Style accesses
preset characteristics that define where the text appears on the page.
instance, using Chapter Heading under the Select Style option produces. large,
bold text typical of chapter titles.
Clicking on the button for Justification displays a small pull-down menu
offering flush left or right, centered, or full justification. Selecting flush left
or right aligns text on the left or right side margin.
Centering text centers the
line of text between the margins.
Line spacing controls the amount of space between lines.
typewriters, options include single spacing, 1 ½ spacing, and double spacing.
Since tables and columns are often embedded in text, toolbar buttons offer
the SYSOP a quick and easy method for creating tables and columns.
The Zoom option allows you to look at document pages at different
percentages of magnification or as a full page. This is helpful when page
aesthetics are critical as in Welcome Aboard brochures and Change Of
Command booklets or when you must fit a lot of information into a set space.
Toolbar buttons marked B, I, and U offer the options of bolding,
italicizing, and underlining text. To access these attributes, select the text,
move the mouse to the appropriate toolbar button, and click. Deselect text
before continuing in the document. If you fail to deselect, the text continues
to bold, italicize, or underline.
Scientific, mathematic, linguistic, and graphic symbols are available by using
the Symbology toolbar button. The Symbol toolbar button prompts you
through the sequence of selecting and inserting symbols.