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OpenOffice 3.x Getting Started Guide
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Formatting characters

You can apply many formats to characters using the buttons on the Formatting toolbar. The figure below shows the Formatting toolbar as a floating toolbar, customized to show only the buttons for character formatting. The appearance of the icons may vary with your operating system and the selection of icon size and style in Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org > View.

Image:Tip.png It is highly recommended that you use character styles rather than manually formatting characters. For information on the advantages of styles, and how to use them, see Chapter 6 (Introduction to Styles) in the Writer Guide.
Formatting toolbar, showing icons for character formatting.
1 Styles and Formatting window    9 Subscript
2 Apply Style10 Increase Font
3 Font Name11 Reduce Font
4 Font Size12 Font Color
5 Bold13 Highlighting
6 Italic14 Background Color
7 Underline15 Character Format dialog
8 Superscript
Image:Tip.png To remove manual formatting, select the text and click Format > Default Formatting, or right-click and select Default Formatting.

OpenOffice 3.x Getting Started Guide
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