Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Formatting Characters in a Presentation
PPT 23
Plan
Ahead
Identify how to format specifi c elements of the text.
When selecting text colors, try to limit using red. At least 15 percent of men have diffi culty
distinguishing varying shades of green or red. They also often see the color purple as blue
and the color brown as green. This problem is more pronounced when the colors appear in
small areas, such as slide paragraphs or line chart bars.
To Change the Text Color
PowerPoint allows you to use one or more text colors in a presentation. To add more emphasis to the title slide
subtitle text, you decide to change the color. The following steps add emphasis to both subtitle text paragraphs by
changing the font color from white to dark blue.
1
Theme Colors
row shows Flow
theme colors
With both paragraphs selected, click
the Font Color arrow on the Mini
toolbar to display the palette of
Theme Colors and Standard Colors
(Figure 1–26).
If the Mini toolbar disappears from
the screen, how can I display it
once again?
Right-click the text, and the Mini
toolbar should appear.
Font Color arrow
orange border
indicates current
font color
color
palette
Standard Colors
row has colors
associated with
every theme
Dark Blue
button
Figure 1–26
2
Click the Dark Blue button in the
Standard Colors row on the
Mini toolbar (row 1, column 9) to
change the font color to dark blue
(Figure 1–27).
Why did I select the color, dark blue?
Dark blue is one of the 10 standard
colors associated with every
document theme, and it works well with
the shades of blue already on the
slide. An additional consideration is
that dark colors print well.
Font Color button
indicates current
text color
subtitle text
paragraphs
color changed
to dark blue
Figure 1–27
3
Click outside the selected area
to deselect the two paragraphs.
Other Ways
1. Right-click selected text,
click Font on shortcut
menu, click Font color
button, click Dark Blue
in Standard Colors row
2. Click Home tab, click
Font Color arrow in Font
group, click Dark Blue in
Standard Colors row
 
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