Keyboard Shortcuts for Font Sizes

Here are two sets of key combinations for increasing and decreasing font size in various Microsoft Office programs—including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Publisher – but not Excel.

Set One

This first set will increase or decrease font by the increments listed in the font size list on the toolbar/Ribbon.

Ctrl + Shift + > will increase the font to the next size in the drop down list.

Ctrl + Shift + < will decrease the font to the previous size in the drop down list.

This means hold down the Ctrl and Shift and then press the third key.

 Set Two

This set of key combinations will increase or decrease font size, one point at a time.

Ctrl + ] will increase font size by one point.

Ctrl + [ will decrease font size by one point.

This means hold down the Ctrl and then press the square bracket keys.

This is one of those things that can be used by carefully pressing the keys one increment at a time, otherwise if you keep your finger down on the square brackets it goes at the rate of knots!

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