To change the font size in Microsoft Word, follow these steps:

For Windows and Mac:

  1. Select the Text:
    • Highlight the text you want to change or place the cursor at the beginning of the text you want to type in a different font size.
  2. Use the Ribbon:
    • Go to the “Home” tab on the Ribbon.
    • In the “Font” group, you’ll see a dropdown menu that displays the current font size. Click on this dropdown to see a list of available font sizes.
    • Scroll through the list or type the desired font size and press Enter to apply it.

Additional Tips:

  • If you want to quickly increase or decrease the font size, you can use the “Increase Font Size” (Ctrl + ] on Windows, Command + ] on Mac) or “Decrease Font Size” (Ctrl + [ on Windows, Command + [ on Mac) buttons in the “Font” group.
  • Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcuts to change the font size:
    • Increase Font Size: Ctrl + Shift + > (Windows), Command + Shift + > (Mac)
    • Decrease Font Size: Ctrl + Shift + < (Windows), Command + Shift + < (Mac)
  • You can also manually type the font size in the font size box and press Enter to apply the custom size.
  • Keep in mind that if you change the font size for a specific selection of text, it won’t affect the default font size for new text. To change the default font size, you may need to modify the Normal style, as explained in the previous response.

These steps should help you easily change the font size for selected text in your Microsoft Word document.

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