Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Applying a Text Outline
For text color and fi ll, as with the colors of all objects, it is usually best to stick with the
theme color placeholders rather than using fi xed colors. This way, if you want to change
the color theme or the overall theme later on, the colors will automatically update. This
doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to forego special fi ll effects; you just have to base
them on theme colors. For example, if you’re creating a gradient effect, you should use two
theme colors for the gradient.
For more on color placeholders, see Chapter 4. For more on special i ll effects, see Chapter 9.
Applying a Text Outline
PowerPoint 2013 can apply graphics-like formatting to any text. For example, you can apply
outlines to text, just as you can apply borders to drawn shapes, text boxes, or other objects.
Figure 5.9 shows some text with an outline.
FIGURE 5.9
You can apply borders to regular text.
By default, text has no outline. To apply an outline, select the text and then choose a color
from the Text Outline button in the WordArt Styles group on the Drawing Tools Format
tab. You can choose either a theme color or a standard (fi xed) color. You can also choose an
outline weight from the Weight submenu, as shown in Figure 5.10. Chapter 9 covers object
outlines (borders) in more detail.
You can also apply dashes to the text outline, although this is usually not a good idea for text. Dashes are more suit-
able for the borders of larger objects.
Applying Text Attributes
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Text attributes are modifi ers that you apply to the text, such as bold, italics, underline,
strikethrough, shadow, and so on. PowerPoint offers several attributes, as shown in
Figure 5.11.
 
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