Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Fun with Text Boxes and Text Box Shapes
Fixing a top-heavy title
In typesetting terminology, a top-heavy title
is a title in which the first line is much longer
than the second. Whenever a title extends to
two lines, it runs the risk of being top-heavy.
Unsightly top-heavy titles look especially bad
on PowerPoint slides, where text is blown up
to 40 points or more.
To fix a top-heavy title, click where you prefer
the lines to break and then press Shift+Enter.
Pressing Shift+Enter creates a hard line
break , a forced break at the end of one line.
(To remove a hard line break, click where the
break occurs and then press the Delete key.)
The only drawback of hard line breaks is
remembering where you made them. In effect,
the line breaks are invisible. When you edit a
title with a line break, the line break remains,
and unless you know it’s there, you discover
the line breaking in an odd place. The moral
is: If you’re editing a title and the text keeps
moving to the next line, you may have entered
a hard line break and forgotten about it.
Book IV
Chapter 3
Figure 3-3:
Examples of
text boxes
and text box
In Office terminology, a PowerPoint text box is an object. Book VIII, Chapter 4
explains all the different techniques for handling objects, including how to
make them overlap and change their sizes. Here are the basics of handling
text boxes in PowerPoint:
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