The word font is used in word processing either to mean a combination of font faces (font family such as Times New Roman) or attributes that can be used to format font face such as sizing, drop caps, change case, superscript and subscript, emphasizing features, strikethrough etc..
Note that all font features are found at font dialog box (click on font group at the ribbon – click on the launcher at the bottom right of the group and a dialog box will open)
a. Drop Caps
A drop cap is a feature that makes the first character in a sentence or paragraph appear larger in a way that it can occupy the space of two or more lines
There are two types of drop caps featured in most word processors
The dropped drop cap is a feature that lets that first character in a sentence drop in a specific number of lines i.e.
ii. In Margin
The In margin drop cap was designed so that the first character could be dropped in a large number of lines such as a paragraph i.e.
To apply drop caps:
b. Change case
Change case is a word processor feature that converts a group of selected text into upper, lower, title, sentence and toggle case
this is a feature in word processors that puts a small text slightly below the normal line of text. It is mostly used to type chemical formulae i.e. CU2SO4
To activate a subscript;
A superscript is a feature in word processors that raise the level of text slightly above the normal text line. It is used to type mathematics and formula related data.
To apply superscript, proceed as follows;