Originally Posted by cookie_365
In regular Word 2010 press CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+S to bring up the Styles pane.
That'll tell you what style is allocated to the text. At the bottom of that pane is a button to show the Style Inspector; that'll in addition tell you if any other manual formatting has been applied on top of the style and has options to clear any direct formatting and reset to the Normal style.
You can also clear all direct formatting by selecting text and pressing CTRL+SHIFT.
I don't know if that also works on Starter.
Yes it was the style associated with the document which was causing the problem. I opened a brand new document, selected the default style and entered some text then tried to tweak the Gabriola font I'd selected and it worked perfectly. The wife has now got quite a professionaland artistic looking flyer to advertise her business when she's ready.
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
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Originally Posted by progers
Just tried at this end OK.
Highlight a line of text, then from the font section of the home tab, just select your font from the drop down box and it should change
Yes, that was working for the normal fonts but not the Gabriola font because it has various artistic tweaks which can be applied separately but were being blocked. Problem solved now anyway. Thanks for the input.