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What is a formatting toolbar?

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The formatting toolbar is used in many software programs to provide options for formatting text. This toolbar is common in word processors, spreadsheet programs and rich text editors.

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Almost any program or interface that allows users to format text uses a formatting toolbar to provide options. This extends beyond programs that are installed on a computer. For example, when writing emails using rich text, users have the use of a toolbar to make text bold, italic, or underlined. Other formatting options usually include the following:

  • Text color
  • Font
  • Font size
  • Indentation
  • Bulleted or numbered lists
  • Alignment
Users can also implement most of these options with keyboard shortcuts to save time and work faster.

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