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PowerPoint 2007: Adding & Editing Text

PowerPoint 2007: Adding & Editing Text

It probably didn’t take you long to figure out where to type your text in a PowerPoint presentation.

Figure 20. Title Placeholder

Delete vs. Backspace

The difference between using Delete vs. Backspace is really a matter of direction. And, everything begins with the blinking I-beam. So, based on your cursor position:

     
  •  Delete clears text, one character at a time, to the right.
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  • Backspace clears text, one character at a time, to the left.

We’ll get into more detail in working the text boxes and placeholders in an upcoming section, Modifying an Existing Presentation.

Selecting Text Using the Keyboard

               

To Select…

Use…

One Character to the Left

[Shift]+Left   Arrow Key

One Character to the Right

[Shift]+Right   Arrow Key

Entire Word to the Left

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+Left   Arrow Key

Entire Word to the Left

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+Right   Arrow Key

A Text Placeholder

Click   Inside, then Press [Esc]

All Objects

[Ctrl]+A  

Multiple Placeholders

Click   One, then hold [Shift] While You Click Others

Selecting Text Using the Mouse

               

To Select…

Use…

One Character to the Left

Click   & Drag

One Character to the Right

Click   & Drag

Entire Word

Double-Click   the Word