Re: Word 2010 Starter font question
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.