Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Setting Internal Margins
After changing the text direction, you might need to resize the text box so that the text l ows in the new direction.
When text is rotated 90 or 270 degrees, it often looks better if you use the Character Spacing button in the Font group to set its
spacing to Loose. Conversely, stacked text often looks better when set to Very Tight.
Setting Internal Margins
A text box’s internal margins control the amount of blank space between the edge of the
box and the text inside it, just like the margins in a word-processing document except that
each text box has its own individual margin settings. To set a text box’s internal margins,
follow these steps:
1. Right-click the text box’s border and choose Format Shape. The Format Shape
task pane opens.
2. Click Text Options, and then click the Textbox icon. The Text Box settings appear
(Figure 6.25).
3. Change the Left Margin, Right Margin, Top Margin, and Bottom Margin set-
tings as needed.
4. Close the task pane.
Creating Multiple Columns
In PowerPoint 2013, you can set up a text box to create multiple linked columns within a
single text frame. This provides an easy way to convert a single-column layout into a multi-
column one. To adjust the number of columns used in a text box, follow these steps:
1. Select the text box.
2. Click Home
Paragraph
Add or Remove Columns.
3. Select a number of columns from the menu, as shown in Figure 6.26.
If you need a different number of columns, or you want to specify the spacing between
them, choose More Columns from the menu. Then in the Columns dialog box (see
Figure 6.27), enter a number to specify the number of columns and set an amount of spac-
ing in inches.
 
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