There is so much available to us in this latest version of Word! Trust me, nobody knows ALL of it, least of all me!
So imagine my surprise when I ran across an article regarding Stylistic Sets and Ligatures! I found myself puzzled and wondering what a ligature was! As it turns out, it’s pretty cool and so I decided that I definitely needed to share this information with my readers.
Follow the steps below to learn about Stylistic Sets and Ligatures:
- Launch Word 2010 if it is not already open.
- Open a new document or one that you have already created and saved.
- On the Home tab of your Ribbon, in the Font group, select Gabriola,
- Select the text to which you would like to apply Stylistic Sets and click the small button in the lower right corner of the Font group, or click CTRL + D, which will open the Font dialog.
- Click on the Advanced tab.
- Under OpenType Features, you will see quite a few styles, designs and ligatures.
- Use the drop-down arrow under ligatures to select Historical and Discretionary.
- From Number spacing, select Tabular.
- Select the Number forms style and lastly, the Stylistic set.
You will see a preview of the selected text in the preview pane.
- Click OK.
Your selected text has been changed into the specified ligature and stylistic set.
You can now experiment with it.
- Select your text and click CTRL + D to open the dialog.
- Under Ligatures, select Historical and Discretionary.
- Under Number Spacing, select Tabular.
- Under Number Forms, select Old-Style.
- Under Stylistic Sets, select 6.
What a difference eh?
If you start keying in text it will automatically have the ligature style.
There are also different number font styles that you can use – Old and Lining Styles.