Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Big Picture Text Formatting
Figure 7-6: More ways to format numbers.
Normally, the starting number for each list reverts to 1 for each new slide.
What if you have a list that has more items than can fit on one slide, such as
a David Letterman-style Top Ten list? In that case, you can type the first half
of the list on one slide and then type the second half of the list on a second
slide. Next, right-click the first item on the second slide and choose Bullets
and Numbering from the menu that appears. Then, change the Start At value
to the number at which you want the second part of the list to begin. For
example, if the first slide has five numbered items, change the Start At value
for the first item on the second slide to 6.
Setting tabs and indents
PowerPoint enables you to set tab stops to control the placement of text
within a text object. For most presentations, you don’t have to fuss with tabs.
Each paragraph is indented according to its level in the outline, and the
template that you use to create the presentation presets the amount of
indentation for each outline level.
If you’re stubborn about tabs, you can mess with the indent settings and tab
stops — that is, if you’re adventurous and have no real work to do today.
Here’s how you do it:
1. Click the Slide button to switch to Normal View.
You can’t mess with tabs or indents in Notes Page View or Slide Sorter
View.
2. If the rulers aren’t visible, summon them by clicking the View tab on
the Ribbon and then selecting the Ruler check box in the Show/Hide
group.
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