You can easily change the format of text you've written by highlighting it with your mouse and then using the options in the Properties panel.
For example, in the Properties panel you can click the:
- Format arrow on the left (initially displaying Paragraph or None) for use with headings or subheadings on a page that you want in different font sizes. Heading 1 is a very large font size, while Heading 6 is a very tiny font size.
- Font Size arrow in the middle - initially displaying None - to increase or decrease the size of text (such as a paragraph of text, rather than a heading or subheading). You can pick a size either by selecting the xx-small through xx-large options, or by setting a font size from 9 to 36.
- Font style arrow to the left and initially displaying Default Font - to pick a particular font for your text, such as Arial, Times New Roman, Courier, etc. (each individual font style also has alternate entries for similar fonts - such as Arial, Helvetica, sans-sarif. This is for instances where a browser is not set up to display the font style you selected. The browser then will go to the next font entry - such as from Arial to Helvetica - until it finds a font it can display)
- B button on the right to make your selection boldface.
- I button on the right to display the selection in italics. Note that bold and italic text can also be set via the familiar Cmd-B and Cmd-I (Mac) or Ctrl-B and Ctrl-I (Windows) shortcuts you're accustomed to using in other word processing programs.
- Text color box to change the color of the highlighted text by picking a new color from the color pallette. The text color box is the tiny gray box to the right of the Size arrow.
- Align Center button (the second button in the row of four buttons just to the right of the bold and italics buttons) to center the text on the page.
- Text Indent button (just below the centering button on the right) to indent a block of text to the right.
- Ordered List and Unordered List buttons (just to the left of the indent buttons) to create numbered or bulleted lists of text.