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PowerPoint 2007: Formatting Text

PowerPoint 2007: Formatting Text

Whenever you think about applying Bold or Italics to text, whether you know it or not, you’re actually considering Text Formatting. In fact, any of the commands found in the Font group on the Home tab are considered Text Formatting because each attribute can be applied to one character or a group of characters.

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Figure 31. Font Group

               

Command…

Function…

Font Face

This drop-down list displays the fonts available on your   computer. The default Microsoft Office 2007 font is Calibri.

Font Size

This drop-down list displays typical font sizes. The   default Microsoft Office 2007 font size is 11. 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.

Grow/Shrink Font

These two buttons will increase or decrease the size of   selected text by about four points with each click.

Clear Formatting

This command clears all formatting from selected text.

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.

Strikethrough

This command applies strikethrough formatting to selected   text.

Character Spacing

This command adjusts the spacing between characters.

Change Case

There are four text case options in this drop-down list:
        Sentence case, UPPERCASE, lowercase, or Capitalize Each Word.

Text Color

This command changes the color of selected text   lettering.

 



 

Using the QuickFormat Mini Toolbar

The QuickFormat Mini Toolbar is another new function of PowerPoint 2007. It’s this cool little toolbar that stays hidden and out of your way, most of the time. But, from time to time, whenever it thinks it’s needed, it slowly fades into focus.

The only trick to getting the QuickFormat Mini Toolbar to pop up so you can use the common formatting functions it contains like Bold, Italic, Font Face and Font Size is to select some text. You should see the toolbar appear just above and to the right of your mouse. If you want to use it, just hover your mouse right on top of it and it will then come clearly into focus. Now, you’re ready to click any button on that toolbar.

When you’re done, simply move your mouse away from the QuickFormat Mini Toolbar and it will fade away.

 

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.       Click the Format Painter command in the Clipboard group on the Home tab

3.       Select the text that needs to be formatter

Using Format Painter to Copy Formatting to Multiple Sets of Text

1.       Select the text that is already formatted

2.       Double-Click the Format Painter command in the Clipboard group on the Home tab

3.       Select the text that needs to be formatter