Word 2010 In Pictures

Using Fonts

Fonts, or letter shapes, fall into two main categories: Serif and Sans Serif.

Serif fonts have little "feet" at the bottom of letters, like TIMES NEW ROMAN.

Sans Serif fonts, like ARIAL, don't have "feet" at the bottom of letters.

For the main text of a document, you may want to use a serif font. Their "feet" lead your eye across the page, and make long passages easier to read.

You may want to use a sans serif font for headings. This makes a nice contrast:

Sans Serif Heading
The heading of this descriptive paragraph is in a sans serif font. See how it draws attention to this paragraph below it?