How to Make Microsoft Word Look Like a Command Prompt
The command prompt is a Microsoft Windows application that serves as a console for inputting commands and executing batch scripts. It has no graphical user interface and separates itself from other typical windows with its black background and use of the Consolas or Lucida Console fonts. Because you can use these fonts in other applications such as word processors, you can make your Microsoft Word document resemble the command prompt by altering the default font style, font color, and page color.
Launch Microsoft Word with a blank document.
Right-click the blinking text cursor and select "Font." Click the drop-down box underneath the "Font:" label to see a list of fonts. Choose the "Consolas" or "Lucida Console" font.
Change the "Size" value to "12." Click the drop-down box underneath "Font color:" and select the "More Colors..." item. Click the "Custom" tab and set the "Color model:" to RGB. Set the "Red," "Green," and "Blue" values to "192." You should end up with the same grey color that the command prompt uses for text. Click both "OK" buttons on the two dialog boxes you opened up to apply the changes.
Click the "Page Layout" tab on the toolbar and click "Page Color." Click the black color box to change the background to black. Type any text on the document to notice the similarity to the command prompt window.
References & Resources
- Windows: Command Prompt: Frequently Asked Questions
- Digital Inspiration: Change the Font of Command Prompt Window to Consolas for More Comfortable Reading
- ACORN: Microsoft Word, Part 3
- Microsoft Office Support: Insert, Change, or Remove Background Colors, Images, or Text in a Word 2007 Document
- The Command Line in Windows: Configuring the Command Prompt Window