MS word - Simple user help

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  1. doughnutman, Dec 5, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2011

    doughnutman macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2011
    Hello im new to macs and am finding it all to different to get used to finding the simplest of things, so maybe someone can point me in the right direction.

    Im using microsoft word for mac and editing an existing .doc. Some reason the default font on the mac ms word is different to the windows one. All i want to do is find out how to discover what font is in the existing word doc so i can match it! usually in windows its just in the tool bar area and tells you what it is. Is there something similar in mac?



    In addition - Can someone also tell me if there is a keyboard shortcut to get me up to the 'file' 'edit' 'view' section of window. On a PC for example its alt.

    Again, I would really appreciate any help.
  2. johnhurley macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2011
    If you just select ( using the mouse cursor ) the text it should tell you want font it is in. If you are using word 2011 you want word to be in the Home tab to see the font/size/etc ...

    Yeah word 2011 works a little funky and you get a combination of tabs and menu commands. Here are ( well I did not double check this ) a set of shortcuts for mac for word at this url mac word shortcuts

    You might want to pick up a book either 1) mac os x lion the missing manual or 2) mac os x lion for dummies ... both are pretty good.

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