How do I change my font style, color and size in my AIM instant message window?

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How do I change my font style, color and size in my AIM instant message window?

The instant message (IM) window allows you to personalize your IMs by using different font styles, sizes and colors. Click the Show Font Bar icon to open the text-editing tool. You will need to reset your font every time you start a new IM session. When the IM session has ended, your font will return to a default setting.





1. Click the A (Show Font Bar icon) in the bottom right-hand corner of the IM window.

2. A font bar appears.





3. Select the font style you prefer by clicking on the down arrow next to the F.





4. Choose the font size you like best by clicking on the down arrow next to TT.





5. To make the text Bold, click B.

6. To make the font italic, click I.

7. To underline the text click U.

8. If you want to change the color of the text, click the T with the box next to it and select the appropriate color.





9. If you want to highlight the text in your message, click the T with the highlighter next to it and select the highlight color you like best.









10. Did you know you can also highlight the entire IM window? Click the square to select the color.





11. To close the text-editing tool, in the lower-right corner of the IM window, click Hide Tools.

After you're done with this IM session and the IM window closes, you can start a new IM session with a brand new font style and color!

To set the font style and size in your Buddy List window, see How do I change the font and size of text in my AIM Buddy List?.




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Last updated: 12-02-2011
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