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Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2010 Bible by Faithe Wempen

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Chapter 10. Drawing and Formatting Objects

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Working with the drawing tools

  • Selecting objects

  • Deleting objects

  • Moving and copying objects

  • Understanding object formatting

  • Resizing objects

  • Arranging objects

  • Applying Shape or Picture Styles

  • Understanding color selection

  • Applying an object border

  • Applying an object fill

  • Applying object effects

Everything on a slide is a separate object. An object is anything that is in its own rectangular frame and can be moved, sized, and formatted independently. For example, each drawn shape is an object, as is each text box and each chart, diagram, and clip art image. So far in this book, you've learned about several types of objects that you can format with borders, shading, and other special effects, including text boxes and tables. In upcoming chapters, you learn about even more types of objects that you can format, such as SmartArt, charts, and clip art.

Most of the manipulation that you can apply to an object is the same, regardless of the object type. Rather than repeat the details for formatting each object type in individual chapters, almost everything you need to know about object formatting can be found in this chapter. You will practice these techniques on drawn lines and shapes, and in the process you will learn about the drawing tools. You can then apply these same techniques to text boxes and to virtually every type of graphic object that PowerPoint supports.

Working with the Drawing Tools

PowerPoint comes with a set of drawing tools ...

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