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How to edit resume templates in MS Word

How to Change Fonts in Your Resume

Introduction

If you prefer you can edit the resume fonts. You can do that by editing font style in the "Style Gallery".

Font Styles

For example:

- you want to change section title font (Contact, Education, etc.). Click on it and then you will see that the font style that is linked to this text is now in the gray frame.

Gray Frame

This is how you can know what style is linked to what part of the resume text - click on the text and see what font style is gray framed.

Right click the framed style and choose "Modify". Now click "Format" button. You will see a menu. Only "Font..." and "Paragraph..." are important. You can change font type, color, size, line height, letter spacing, make it all caps, small caps, etc. When you change something this will affect all texts linked to this font style. In this example all section titles will be modificated, so you will be sure that they will always look the same.

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How to Change Section Title Bottom Margin

Section Titles and some other text styles have bottom margin that gives a space between the section title and the section content:

Font Style Botom Margin

In some cases you will want to change the size of this space. For example you will want to make it smaller to fit more text on the resume page.

As described at the beginning of this page click on the the section title then right-click the framed font style -> "Modify" -> "Format" -> "Paragraph". Change the value for the "Spacing" "After":

Font Style Botom Margin

How to Change Text Line Height

Line height is a space between text lines:

Line Height

The proper value of the line height is important for the text readability. Make sure it is not to small. In some cases you will want to change the value of the line height, especially when you change the font type. Visually the same line height value, might be different for the different fonts.

As described at the beginning of this page click on the text that you want to change the line height then right-click the framed font style -> "Modify" -> "Format" -> "Paragraph". Change the value for the "Line spacing":

Line Height

How to Change Letter Spacing

Letter spacing is a space between letters

In the screenshot below left side text has a big value for the letter spacing. The text on the right side has a normal value for the letter spacing.

Letter Spacing

As described at the beginning of this page click on the text that you want to change the line height then right-click the framed font style -> "Modify" -> "Format" -> "Font" and then "Advanced" tab. Change the value for the "Spacing" "By". If the "Spacing" is set to "Normal" and you want to "Expanded":

Letter Spacing