Bold, Italics, Underline

Learning Objectives

  • Make text italic, bold, or underlined.


When formatting a document, you may need to emphasize or distinguish words. You can do this with bolditalicsunderline, or all three.

To bold, italicize, or underline, select the text you want to change. Then, select the Bold, Italics, or Underline button in the Home tab as shown below.

A microsoft word document with a letter on it. To bold, italicize, or underline, select the text you want to change. Then, select the Bold, Italics, or Underline button in the Home tab as shown by the green arrow pointing to the highlighted text and the green box around the Underline, Bold, and Italics options. You can also select the text, then use a shortcut:

Bold Ctrl+B (Command+B for Macs)
Italics Ctrl+I (Command+I for Macs)
Underline Ctrl+U (Command+U for Macs)
Applying the formatting twice removes the formatting. For example, selecting bolded text and then clicking the Bold button will remove the bold formatting.

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