Chapter 5. Formatting Text on a Slide
In This Chapter
Creating text boxes and using shapes as text boxes
Selecting text boxes and text placeholder frames
Running text in a vertical direction
Telling PowerPoint how to handle text overflows
Aligning and indenting text
Managing bulleted and numbered lists
Controlling line spacing, character spacing, and text box margins
Handling slide footers and headers
This chapter picks up where the previous chapter left off and explains how to format text on slides. You'll find out how to create text boxes and how to place text with precision on slides. For example, you discover how to align and indent text, control character spacing and line spacing, and adjust the margin of text boxes and text frames. This chapter also delves into headers and footers, bulleted and numbered lists, and what to do when text overflows a text box or text frame.
By the time you finish reading this chapter, if you read it all the way through, you will be one of those people others turn to when they have a PowerPoint question about entering text on slides. You'll become a little guru in your own right.
Putting a Text Box on a Slide
Text boxes give you an opportunity to exercise your creativity. They add another element to slides. Use them to position text wherever you want, annotate a chart or equation, or place an announcement on a slide. You can even create a vertical text box in which the text reads from top to bottom instead of left to right, or turn a text box into a circle, ...