Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Applying a Text Outline
Small Caps formatting was not available in versions of PowerPoint prior to 2007, and if you save the presentation in
PowerPoint 97-2003 format and open it in an earlier version, the Small Caps attribute is removed.
Equalize Character Height formatting forces each letter to be the full height that is
allotted for capital letters. This distorts the letters and is most useful when work-
ing with shaped WordArt text (which is covered later in this chapter).
As shown in Figure 5.13, the fi ve most popular text attributes appear as toggle buttons in the
Font group on the Home tab. They are Bold, Italic, Underline, Shadow, and Strikethrough.
FIGURE 5.13
Use the Font group’s buttons for these i ve attributes.
Shadow
Strikethrough
Bold
Italic
Underline
The other attributes are available in the Font dialog box. You can access them by following
these steps:
1. On the Home tab, click the dialog box launcher in the Font group. The Font dia-
log box opens, as shown in Figure 5.14.
2. In the Font Style drop-down list, choose the combination of bold and italic that
you want: Regular, Bold, Italic, or Bold and Italic.
3. Choose a text color from the Font Color drop-down list. (You learned about font
color earlier in this chapter.)
4. If you want underlined text, choose an Underline Style from the drop-down
list. The default color for an underline is the same as the color of the text; if you
want a different color, you can choose it from the Underline Color drop-down list.
5. In the Effects section, select or deselect the check boxes for any attributes that
you want. Some of these attributes are mutually exclusive, and so one is deselected
when you select the other:
Strikethrough and Double-strikethrough
Superscript and Subscript
All Caps and Small Caps
6. Click OK to apply your choices.
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