Microsoft powerpoint´s basic text formatting tools
MICROSOFTPOWERPOINT´SBASIC TEXTFORMATTINGTOOLS Ma. Regina Martínez Odriozola #14
Choose fonts and font sizes• Fonts: (sometimes called typefaces) are sets of characters , numbers, and symbols in a specific style or desing.• You can change font and font size at any time on your slides.• It have two fonts: one font for the headings and one for the body text.
USING AUTOFIT TO CHANGE TEXTSIZE • The placeholder boxes, if you type more text into them it will fit, the text automatically gets smaller. • If you delete some of the text so that there is more room, the text once again enlarges, up to its sefault size.
APPLYING FONT STYLES AND EFFECTS• The text can be boldfaced or italicized (called font styles).• Underlined of formatted with other attributes such as strikethrough or shadow (called effects).• Use font styles and effects to emphasize text on a slide.
CHANGING FONT COLOR• An easy way to change text appearance is modify it´s color.• When you hold the mouse pointer over a color box, the color´s name appears in a Screen Tip.• Powerpoint provides an almost limitless selection of colors that can be applied to fonts.
• In the colors dialoge box, you can choose from dezen of standard colors or create a custom color.• The defference between a theme color and a standard color is apparent when you switch to a different theme or color scheme.
COPYING CHARACTERFORMATS WITH THE FORMATPAINTER• Format Painter is a tool that copies formatting from one block of text to another.• It makes it easy to apply the same formatting to multiple blocks of text.• If you want to copy a format simply click the button.
• To copy a format multiple times double-click the button.• The Format Painter can copy not only character formats but paragraph formats such as alignments and line spacing.
SET INDENTATION• Indentation controls the horizontal spacing of a paragraph, much as a line spacing controls its vertical spacing.• There are two indentation settings: before text, applies to all lines in the paragraph and a specialty setting that varies according to the paragraph type:
• Hanging: a revers indent. The first line is revers-indented by the specified amount.• First Line: a standard first-line indent. The extra amount on top of what is specified for the Before Text indentation setting.• (None): this setting removes any special indents for the first line.
CREATING NUMBEREDLISTS• PowerPoint enables you to create numbered lists to place a list of itemized information in numeric order.• Numbered lists are used for procedual steps, action items, and other information.
• For more control over the numbering format, click bullets and numbering on the gallery.• You can use a dialog box to choose what number to start the list with, change the size of numbers, or change their color.
INSERTING A WOEDARTGRAPHIC• You can change style from WordAtr gallery.• You can also modify the text of the graphic at any time.
CHANGING THE WORDARTFILL COLOR• You can change the fill color by using the color for the current theme or any other available color• You can use any color on the Theme Color palette to make sure the object is coordinates
• You can also choose from the Steandard Colors pattle.• You can “mix” your oun colors.
APPLYING A TEXTURE FILL TOWORDART• Textures are graphics that repeat to fill an object with a surface that resembles a familiar material.• The texture graphics are specially designed so that the left edge blends in whith the right edge.
CHANGING THE WORDARTOUTLINE COLOR• You have the same color options as for changing a fill color.• The text outline theme colors palette also allows you to remove the outline.
APPLYING SPECIAL EFFECTSTO WORFART• You can apply special effects to your WordArt object• These effects can also be applied to the other object types, such as a drawn lines and shapes
FORMATTING TEXT WITHWORDART STYLES• You do not have to insert a wordart graphic to use the wordart styles.• You can apply worart styles to any text in a slide.
ADDING A TEXT BOX TO A SLIDE• Text boxes can de used to place text on a slide anyplace you wnat it.• You add a text box to a slide and then insert text into the text box.
RESIZING A TEXT BOX• Text boxes can be resized to make rooms for the addition of other text boxes or objects or to rearrange a text box´s contents.
Adding a text box to a slide• If you want more control over formatting applied to a text box, you can use the shape fill and shape outline tools to set the formatting for a text box on
Appling special fills to a textbox• You insert a picture and apply a gradient color to a text box.• You can choose from several preset color combinations in the formatting shape dialog box, or create your own color combinations.
Appling texture and patternfills• Texture and pattern fills are alternatives to plain colored fills.• A texture fill repeats a small graphic to fill the area; texture graphics are specially designed so that the edges blend together and it looks a single graphic.
Changing text box andapplying effectsYou can apply the same special effectsto text boxes as you can to word art,drawn shapes, and other objects.
Changing the defaultfornatting for new text boxes• If you are going to create lots of text boxes in a presentation, there are ways you can save time in formatting them.
Orienting text in a box• You can change the text direction in a text box so that text runs from botton to top or staks one letter atop the other.• Orienting text boxes can be a design enhancement for your slides.
Setting the margins in a textbox• Power point enables you to set the margins in a text box.• Margins control the distance between the text and outer border of the text box.
Changing the text wrap settingfor a text box• Depending on the type of the text box and the way it was created, it may or may not be set to wrap the text automatically to the next line when the right margin is reached.
Aligning text boxes on a slide• In addition to aligning the text within a text box, you can align the text box itself with other objects on the slide, including other text boxes.