Microsoft Word 2007 to 2016

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Italics and Underline

Again, we need to highlight the text that we're going to change. We'll turn part of the text to italics. So highlight the following line

Does not include Mr Irate's alleged theft from his sweet shop

When you have highlighted the text, click the italic icon in the tool bar. The icon will look like this after you have clicked the letter "I".

The Italics icon on the Font panel in Word 2007 and Word 2010

The Font panel in Microsoft Word

You can also click the letter "I" in the shortcut toolbar, once the text has been highlighted (right click in Word 2013 and 2016):

The Italics icon on the shortcut  toolbar

Another way to turn text to italics is to hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard. With the CTRL key held down, press the letter "I" on your keyboard.


To underline some text, click the letter "U" icon, on the font panel: (The keyboard shortcut is CTRL plus the letter "U")

The Underline icon on the Font panel

In the image above, we have both the underline and the bold switched on.

Look carefully just to the right of Underline icon, in the image above. You'll see an arrow. Click the arrow to see more underline options:

Underline options

So if you wanted a double underline instead of a single one, select the second one on the list.

In your report, though, underline "Constable Tucker's Crime Statistics". When you have finished, the report should now look like this (don't worry about the red underlines):

Word Document with italics and underline applied

Our document is coming along. The next thing we'll do is add some Tabs Stops. The Tabs will help is to push some of the text along.