|One of the easiest and most effective ways to make Web page text have added emphasis is to make it bold or italic. First, highlight the text you want to emphasize. Then, click the Bold (B) and/or Italic (I) button in the Formatting toolbar.
Tip: You can make text bold or italic, as well as assign other formatting to it, by choosing Format | Font and opening the Font dialog box.
|It's easy to underline selected text. First, highlight the word or phrase you want to underline. Then click the Underline button in the Formatting toolbar.
Warning: Most Web sites still designate a textual hyperlink by making the clickable text underlined and colored. Longtime Web surfers are likely to think any underlined text is actually a hyperlink. Don't overuse underlining. When possible, use bold or italic instead.
|By default, body text is black, but you can "colorize" text as well. First, highlight the text you want to color. Then click on the arrow next to the Font Color button in the formatting toolbar and select a color from the palette that appears.
Warning: Don't pick colors that clash with your page's background and make text difficult to read. Avoid red text on an orange or yellow background, for instance.
|By selecting Format | Font and opening the Font dialog box, you can choose many more textual formatting effects. Check an option in the Effects section of the dialog box. The effect is displayed in the Preview area so you can check it out.
Note: The Blink option in the Effects area of the Font dialog actually makes selected text appear to "blink" on and off when viewed by a Web browser. Use this sparingly, however; it can be annoying!|
|A special feature called the Format Painter is designated by a button that looks like a miniature paintbrush in the Formatting toolbar. The Format Painter gives you a quick way to copy formatting from one word or phrase to another block of text. It's useful if you want to copy formatting that has several elements--for instance, it's bold, in the Arial typeface, 14 pt., and so on. First, select some or all of the text that has the formatting you want to copy. Then click on the Format Painter button.|
|The mouse pointer turns into a paintbrush icon. Click the mouse button and drag the paintbrush over the text you want to "paint" with the formatting you've copied. When you release the mouse button the formatting is applied. This is a convenient way to apply several types of textual emphasis with one stroke.|