Kerning!

Kerning makes a huge difference in how your font looks!
(Image created from http://practicaltypography.com/kerning.html)

Turn on Kerning in Microsoft Word by version!

Word 4.0 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/48042)
In Word 4.0, you can use a formula to kern characters. The Displace formula allows you to move a pair of characters closer together or further apart in increments of one point. You can then perform a global search for the pair that you want to kern and replace it with your formula. 

For example, a common kerned pair is "To". The formula for this pair is "T\d\ba2()o", where the "\" is created by pressing the COMMAND+OPTION+\ keys, and "2" is the number of points you want the following letter to move. Once this formula is created, use the following steps to change all occurrences of "To" in your document: 

Select the formula and click Copy on the Edit menu.
  1. From the Utilities menu, choose Change.
  2. In the "Find What:" box, enter the pair you want to kern (in this example, the letters "To"). Check the Match Upper/Lowercase option, if applicable.
  3. Put the cursor in the Change To box and choose Paste from the Edit menu. This puts the formula in the "Change To:" box.
  4. Click the Change All button to change all occurrences of "To" with the formula.

Word 5.0 & 5.1 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/48042)
To kern characters in Word, follow these steps: 
  1. Select the characters you want to kern.
  2. On the Format menu, click Character.
  3. To increase the space between characters, select the Expanded option. To decrease the space between characters, select the Condensed option. You can change the default Expanded or Condensed spacing by typing your change in the By box.
  4. Click OK.
Your text should move to reflect the change. 

Word 6.0 & 98 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/48042)
Select the characters you want to kern.
  1. On the Format menu, click Font.
  2. Select the Character Spacing tab.
  3. Select the Kerning For Fonts check box and click Points and Above.
  4. To increase or decrease the space between characters, select Spacing and select either condensed or expanded from the list.

    You can change the default Expanded or Condensed spacing by typing your change in the By box.
To kern all occurrences of particular letter combinations at once, use the steps for Word 5.0 and 5.1.

Word 97: (http://www.digitalissues.co.uk/html/app/kerning.html)

Word 2002: (http://www.clearhelp.com/word/ch.asp?I=670)

Word 2010: (http://www.quepublishing.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1617537&seqNum=4)

Word 2013: (http://word.tips.net/T001130_Changing_Kerning.html)

Another great resource with images is here: http://www.kimberlygeswein.com/2012/03/01/tip-using-kerning-in-word/

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