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PowerPoint 2003: Formatting Text

PowerPoint 2003: Formatting Text

Whenever you think about applying Bold or Italics to text, whether you know it or not, you’re actually considering Formatting. Much of your text formatting will happen using the Formatting toolbar.

Figure 14. Formatting Toolbar

               

Command…

Function…

Font Face

This drop-down list displays the fonts available on your computer.

Font Size

This drop-down list displays typical font sizes. One font size point is equal to 1/72” tall. So, 72 point text will print 1”high. If you need a size not listed in this drop-down, you can click inside the box and type the size you want.

Bold

This command applies bold formatting to selected text.

Italic

This command applies italic formatting to selected text.

Underline

Not only can you choose the underline type, you can also choose the underline color from this drop-down list.

Shadow

Adds a shadow to the selected text.

Left Align

Aligns the selected text along the left-edge of the text placeholder.

Center Align

Aligns the selected text in the center of the text placeholder.

Right Align

Aligns the selected text along the right-edge of the text placeholder.

Numbering

Converts the selected text to a numbered list.

Bullets

Converts the selected text to a bulleted list.

Grow Font

Increases the size of selected text by about four points with each click.

Shrink Font

Decreases the size of selected text by about four points with each click.

Decrease Indent

Decreases the indent level of the selected paragraphs by ½”, by default.

Increase Indent

Increases the indent level of the selected paragraphs by ½”, by default.

Text Color

This command changes the color of selected text lettering.

Design

Displays the Slide Design Task Pane.

New Slide

Displays the Slide Layout Task Pane

Increase Paragraph Spacing

Increases the amount of white space between selected paragraphs.

Using Format Painter

Format Painter has to be one of the coolest PowerPoint features. With the Format Painter, you can copy all formatting you’ve applied to one set of text and apply it directly to another set of text.

Using Format Painter to Copy Formatting to One Set of Text
     
  1. Select the text that is already formatted
     
  2.  
  3. Click the Format Painter command on the Standard toolbar
     
  4.  
  5. Select the text that needs to be formatted
     
Using Format Painter to Copy Formatting to Multiple Sets of Text
     
  1. Select the text that is already formatted
     
  2.  
  3. Double-Click the Format Painter command on the Standard toolbar
     
  4.  
  5. Select the text that needs to be formatted