How to Change Fonts and Size Before Printing

By Elle Hanson

Changing font style and size on a document before you print depends somewhat on the program you are using. Although some slight variation in the procedure exists, most programs contain a format option under which you can select different types of font and the point size -- and apply styles such as bold or italics -- before printing your document.

Step 1

Open the program and file that you desire to modify. Once the file appears, look over it to ensure that you have the correct document and that it is the same version that you saved last.

Step 2

Click and drag the mouse over the words that you wish to modify the font on. You can select the whole document by clicking "Ctrl" and "A" or only certain parts if you don't want the whole thing in the same font.

Step 3

Click on the "Format" button located at the top of the screen. A menu appears. Scroll down until you see the word "Font." Click on this. A small screen will pop up.

Step 4

Scroll through the fonts until you find one that you like. Some programs will have a preview of the font at the bottom of the small screen. Once you find the desired font, click on it.

Step 5

Click on a font style, including regular, italic, bold and bold italic, if necessary. You may be able to see how it looks in the preview.

Step 6

Select the desired font size. The standard size for document text is 11 or 12 point. However, you may select any size that meets your needs.

Step 7

Click "OK" or "Accept Changes" or "Done" at the bottom of the window. The changes will be immediately applied to your document.

Step 8

Press "Ctrl" and "S" to save the file, and press "Ctrl" and "P" to open the print dialog box. Click "OK" to print.