"Adjusting the Width of Characters in Word 2007 Document"


Sometime you may need to adjust the horizontal size or width of characters in your document. Actually, Word provides you a way to do so and the scaling can be applied to any characters in a selection.

The tool is available in the Font dialog box Character Spacing tab. The following show you how to do that with just simple few steps.


To change the horizontal size / width of characters

  • Select the characters you want to adjust the widths.
  • Display the Font dialog box by pressing Ctrl + D.
  • From the Font dialog box displayed, click on the Character Spacing tab.
  • Word 2007 width of characters

  • Use the Scale: drop-down menu to specify the scaling you want applied to the characters. You can select from a pre-defined scale, or enter any value between 1% and 600%.
  • Click on OK.


If you find you have a need to scale quite a few selections in your documents, you can add a scaling tool to the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT). With the Character Scaling tool in place, you can easily change the scaling of any selected text at any time.


To add a scaling tool to the Quick Access Toolbar

  • Click the Office button and then click Word Options. Word displays the Word Options dialog box.
  • At the left side of the dialog box, click the Customize option.
  • Using the Choose Commands From drop-down list, choose All Commands.
  • Scroll through the list of commands until you find the Character Scaling command.
  • Word 2007 options character scaling

  • Select the command by clicking it once.
  • Click the Add button. The command now appears at the right side of the dialog box.
  • Click the OK button. The command now appears on the Quick Access toolbar.


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