How to Make Microsoft Word Look Like a Command Prompt

How to Make Microsoft Word Look Like a Command Prompt
How to Make Microsoft Word Look Like a Command Prompt

The command prompt is an application in Microsoft Windows that lets you type in commands and run batch scripts. It doesn’t have a graphical user interface, and its black background and use of the Consolas or Lucida Console fonts set it apart from other windows. Because you can use these fonts in other programs, like word processors, you can change the default font style, font color, and page color in Microsoft Word to make it look like the command prompt.

Step 1

Open a blank document in Microsoft Word.

Step 2

Right-click the blinking text cursor and choose “Font.” You can see a list of fonts by clicking the drop-down box next to “Font:.” Pick “Consolas” or “Lucida Console” as the font.

Step 3

Change the value of “Size” to “12.” Click the drop-down menu next to “Font color:” and pick “More Colors…” Set the “Color model:” to RGB by clicking on the “Custom” tab. Put “192” in the “Red,” “Green,” and “Blue” boxes. You should get the same grey color for text as the command prompt. To use the changes, click “OK” on both of the dialog boxes you just opened.

Step 4

On the toolbar, click “Page Layout” and then “Page Color.” If you click the black box, the background will become black. If you type some text on the document, you’ll see that it looks like the command prompt window.