Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Big Picture Text Formatting
You can apply a shadow to any text by first selecting the text and then
clicking the Text Shadow button, found in the Font section of the Home tab. If you
want all the text on a slide to be shadowed, however, you should use the
Slide Master View to create the shadow format. For more information, peek
ahead to Chapter 10.
Big Picture Text Formatting
The Paragraph group on the Home tab on the Ribbon, as shown in Figure 7-3,
has several buttons that apply formats to entire paragraphs. The following
sections describe the most common uses for the buttons in this group.
Figure 7-3: The Paragraph group on the Home tab on the Ribbon.
Biting the bulleted list
Most presentations have at least some slides that include a bulleted list,
which is a series of paragraphs accented by special characters lovingly
known as bullets. In the old days, you had to add bullets one at a time.
Nowadays, PowerPoint comes with a semi-automatic bullet shooter that is
illegal in 27 states.
PowerPoint lets you create fancy bullets that are based on bitmap pictures
rather than simple dots and check marks. Before you go crazy with picture
bullets, take a look at the basic way to bite the bullet.
To add bullets to a paragraph or series of paragraphs, take aim and fire, like so:
1. Highlight the paragraphs to which you want to add bullets.
To add a bullet to just one paragraph, you don’t have to highlight the
entire paragraph. Just place the cursor anywhere in the paragraph.
2. Click the Bullets button found in the Paragraph group of the Home tab.
PowerPoint adds a bullet to each paragraph that you select.
The Bullets button works like a toggle: Press it once to add bullets and press
it again to remove bullets. To remove bullets from previously bulleted text,
therefore, you select the text and click the Bullets button again.
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