Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Using AutoFormat As You Type
When an AutoCorrect action occurs, provided you have not turned off the icon, a short
horizontal line appears when you point at the AutoCorrected word. Place your cursor over
it to display an AutoCorrect Options icon, and then click the icon to see a menu, as shown
in Figure 7.11. From here, you can reverse the action, disable that particular correction, or
open the AutoCorrect Options dialog box.
FIGURE 7.11
You can reverse an action, disable a correction, or open the AutoCorrect Options dialog box.
Using AutoFormat As You Type
The AutoFormat As You Type feature enables PowerPoint to convert certain letter combina-
tions to typographical characters that look nicer on a slide than plain text. For example,
one of the AutoFormat As You Type actions is to convert two dashes (--) into a single long
dash (—).
Other actions include automatic bulleted and numbered lists. For example, in a manual text
box, you might type 1, press Tab, and type a paragraph, then type 2, press Tab, and type
another paragraph. In this case, PowerPoint would guess that you want a numbered list and
apply the Numbering format to those paragraphs (just as if you had clicked the Numbering
button on the toolbar). Figure 7.12 shows all of the AutoFormat As You Type options.
To change the AutoFormat As You Type settings, follow these steps:
1. Choose File
Options.
2. Click Proofing, and then click AutoCorrect Options.
3. Click the AutoFormat As You Type tab.
4. Select or deselect the options for the features that you want. See Figure 7.12.
5. Click OK.
For more on the AutoFit Title Text to Placeholder and AutoFit Body Text to Placeholder features, as well
as changing a text box’s AutoFit behavior in general, see Chapter 3, “Creating Slides and Text Boxes.”
 
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