When you're in a fast-paced Yahoo! chat room, a lot of interesting conversation gets lost in the flow of text. One way to make yourself distinct from the other users in a chat room is with a unique text style -- be it with an uncommon color, font face or even a slightly different size or emphasis. You have the option to change all of your text or highlight to change just one section.
Open Yahoo! Messenger on your computer and enter the chat room of your choice.
Locate the toolbar above your text input box. On this toolbar is an icon of a "T" with a palette beside it. Click the icon to display the text toolbar above your text input box.
Choose your font from the drop-down menu of font choices.
Select the appropriate font size.
Press the color icon to choose a color for your text.
Click the bold, underline or italic icons to change the emphasis of certain words or phrases. Activate and deactivate this formatting by pressing "Ctrl+B," "Ctrl+U," or "Ctrl+I" on your keyboard, respectively.
- Yahoo! chat rooms are only accessible when using the Yahoo! Messenger client for either Windows or Mac.
- Script fonts may be difficult to read at reasonable sizes, and if you're using a custom-installed font it may not show up on other users' screens. If other users do not have your chosen font installed on their computers, they see Yahoo! Messenger's default font.
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