Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Working with Text
To create a bulleted or numbered list as you type new text, follow these steps:
1. Click in a text box.
2. Click the Home tab.
3. Click the Bullets or Numbering icon in the Paragraph group.
A pull-down menu appears, as shown in Figure 11-9.
4. Click a bullet or numbering option.
PowerPoint displays a bullet or number.
5. Type any text and press Enter.
As soon as you press Enter, PowerPoint displays a new bullet or number.
If you have existing text, you can convert it to a bulleted or numbered list. To
convert existing text into a list, follow these steps:
1. Click in the text box that contains the text you want to convert into a
bulleted or numbered list.
2. Select the text you want to convert into a list.
3. Click the Home tab.
4. Click the Bullets or Numbering icon in the Paragraph group.
PowerPoint converts your text into a list.
PowerPoint displays each paragraph as a separate item in a bulleted or
numbered list. A paragraph is any amount of text that ends with a paragraph
mark (ΒΆ), which is an invisible character that you create when you press the
Enter key.
Making columns
You can divide a text box into multiple columns, which can be especially
useful if you need to display large lists on a slide. To divide a text box into
columns, follow these steps:
1. Click the text box that you want to divide into columns.
2. Click the Home tab.
3. Click the Columns icon in the Paragraph group.
A menu appears, as shown in Figure 11-10.
4. Click a column option, such as Two Columns or Three Columns.
PowerPoint divides your text box into columns.
 
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