Turn on ligatures or joined characters
Ligatures are joined or decorative characters that are available in some fonts. Not all fonts contain ligatures, but many OpenType fonts contain ligatures, as well as some Apple fonts, such as Apple Chancery and Zapfino. When ligatures are turned on, all ligatures in the document are visible.
Apple Chancery with ligatures off
Apple Chancery with ligatures on
On the View menu, click Publishing Layout.
If you see a message that asks whether you want to create a new document in publishing layout view, click Continue.
Double-click anywhere in the document, and then select the text that you want to apply ligatures to.
On the Home tab, under Typography, click Ligatures, and then select the type of ligatures that you want.
Designed to enhance readability.
Standard and Contextual
Designed to enhance readability by providing better joining behavior between the characters that make up the ligature.
Historical and Discretionary
Designed to be historical and ornamental, and not specifically designed for readability.