How to Change Sticky Notes Font Size, Color and Other Formatting

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This tutorial explains how to change font size, color and other formatting or styling in Sticky Notes as a Windows gadget in Windows 7/8.

Sticky notes is one of the most widely used gadgets in Windows since Windows Vista. Even in Windows 8/8.1, people manage to bring back the gadget features and sticky notes is among the must-use gadgets of all time.

Normal fonts’ formatting in sticky notes isn’t enough if you are looking to jot down a large number of notes. You will sometimes need to bold, italic or even underline an important word or a phrase. You may also want to increase/decrease the font size of the texts in your sticky notes, applying bullets onto the phrases or align them accordingly. This post will show you how you can do all these with just a few keyboard shortcuts.

By default, Windows Sticky Notes will be installed and came along with your Windows as you first launch your Windows 7/Vista. If you are using a sticky note downloaded from the gadget gallery that is not the default Windows sticky notes, the methods in how to change sticky notes font size, colors and formatting in this tutorial may not work with other sticky notes.

How to Change Sticky Notes Font Size, Color and Other Formatting

In this tip, we will show you how to format text, change the text size, text color, or add bullets to make a list in Sticky Notes by using keyboard shortcuts in Windows 7/8/Vista.

  • To format a word or a phrase in sticky notes, highlight the texts that you want them to be formatted while modifying or creating a sticky note.

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  • Use the keyboard shortcuts listed below to apply formats of how you want the texts to be.

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Description

 

Ctrl+B

Bold text

Ctrl+I

Italic text

Ctrl+T

Strikethrough

Ctrl+U

Underlined text

Ctrl+Shift+L

Bulleted (press once) or Numbered (press twice) list

Ctrl+Shift+>

Increased text size

Ctrl+Shift+<

Decreased text size

Ctrl+A

Select all

Ctrl+Shift+A

Toggles all caps

Ctrl+L

Left aligns text

Ctrl+R

Right aligns text

Ctrl+E

Centers text

Ctrl+Shift+L

Small Alpha list (3rd), Capital Alpha list (4th), small roman (5th),
Capital roman (6th)

Ctrl+Scroll Wheel

Increase/Decrease text size

Ctrl+1

Single-space lines

Ctrl+2

Double-space lines

Ctrl+5

Set 1.5-line spacing

Ctrl+=

Subscript

Ctrl+Shift++

Superscript

Ctrl+Z

Undo

Ctrl+Y

Redo

Ctrl+X

Cut

Ctrl+C

Copy

Ctrl+V

Paste

Please also take note that when copying away your texts from your sticky notes, the formatting may not be the same when pasted else where. Besides, if you’ve accidentally deleted your sticky notes or if they simply went missing, the formatting of the texts in your sticky notes may make it harder to read from a recovered text documents as they also comes with all the tags that do the styling.

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