Windows 7: How to Format Sticky Note Text

While the Sticky Notes found in Windows 7 can be useful, they also look rather bland. To make them more functional, you can format the text by making it bold or underlined, larger or smaller in size, and even use various types of lists such as bullets or numbers.

1. Create a new Sticky Note by clicking the Orb (Start Button), clicking All Programs, opening Accessories and selecting Sticky Notes.

2. Highlight the text you wish to format and use the following keyboard commands:
Bold: CTRL+B
 
Italics: CTRL+I
 
Underline: CTRL+U
 
Strikethrough: CTRL+T
 
Increase size of text: CTRL+SHIFT+>
 
Decrease size of text: CTRL+SHIFT+<
 
Bullet list: CTRL+SHIFT+L (once)
 
Numbered list: CTRL+SHIFT+L (twice)
 
Lettered list (a,b,c,etc.): CTRL+SHIFT+L (three times)
 
Lettered list (A,B,C,etc.): CTRL+SHIFT+L (four times)
 
Roman numeral list (i,ii,iii,iv, etc.): CTRL+SHIFT+L (five times)
 
Roman numeral list (I,II,III,IV etc.): CTRL+SHIFT+L (six times)

Examples:

 

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  • David

    You have used the letter ‘U’ for both strike through and underline. What is the proper strike through key combination?

    • http://www.tech-recipes.com/ Rob Rogers

      Nice catch! Thanks.

  • anonymous

    Strikethrough is Ctrl+T

  • setini

    Didn’t know these tips. nice feature thanks.

  • Mr Bungle

    Any chance that we can get tp change the colour, or maybe add a little transparency – they are useful, but a bit camp…

  • Ramprasad

    Thanks, Very helpful tip.

  • Guest

    It’s great. Very helpful. Especially if you have a simple to do list and strick out it item by item.

  • Madirie

    THANK YOU!!!!

  • vank

    This is great. I always wanted to know how to use strikethough.

  • Richard Pitruzzello

    This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!