Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Turning Text into WordArt
Editing Text
Spell checking in PowerPoint works in the same way it does in Word, with one
exception: PowerPoint has no grammar checker. (When you consider that many
presentations consist of bulleted lists made up of sentence fragments, that makes
sense.) Table 21-1 tells you where in this topic to find instructions for using Office’s
proofing and research tools—they’re the same in PowerPoint as in Word.
Table 21-1. Where to find instructions for Office’s proofing and research tools
Page Number
Turning off automatic spell checking
Hiding spelling errors while you work
Using contextual spelling
Checking an entire document’s spelling
Undoing an AutoCorrect change
Setting AutoCorrect options
Making an exception to autocorrection
Adding custom corrections
Deleting an AutoCorrect correction
Using Office’s research tools
Turning Text into WordArt
WordArt and PowerPoint are a natural fit. The big, bold formatting that makes
WordArt stand out is a great way to emphasize titles or other phrases on your slides
(especially if you add animation—page 638 tells you how to do that).
In PowerPoint, WordArt works the same way it does in Word. You create WordArt
by going to the Insert tab (Insert WordArt or Alt, N, W) and picking the style of
WordArt you want. PowerPoint inserts a text box with placeholder text in the
WordArt style you chose. Type inside the text box to replace the placeholder text.
If you want to make your WordArt look even snazzier, select the contents of your text
box (click inside the box and press Ctrl+A) and select Drawing Tools | Format Text
Effects (Alt, JD, TX). From the menu that opens, choose the effect you want to add:
shadow, reflection, glow, bevel, 3-D rotation, or transform (which bends and twists
WordArt into circles, waves, and other shapes). For each type of effect, you’ve got
many options to play with; hover the pointer over an effect to see them. PowerPoint
shows a live preview as you browse the options. When you see an effect you like,
click it to apply it to the WordArt on your slide.
Tip: To learn more about working with WordArt, see page 109.
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