About this lesson
Format text in your presentation so that it is legible and perhaps even pleasant to look at!
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Inserting text and controlling its format.
When to use
To type or paste text into a presentation.
- When text is to be pasted into a content placeholder, the smart tag drop-down item can be used to:
- Use Destination Theme – the text will inherit its properties from those of the destination content placeholder.
- Keep Source Formatting – the text will inherit its properties from those of the source content placeholder.
- Picture – the text will be pasted to the slide as a picture.
- Keep Text – the text will be pasted as unformatted.
Dialog launchers on the ribbon
- The font dialog launcher on the ribbon allows you to work with:
- On the Font tab – the Latin text fonts, font color, underline styles, and various font effects.
- On the Character Spacing tab – character spacing of expanded, normal or condensed.
- Kerning for fonts – character spacing between letters of different widths.
The mini toolbar
- The toolbar appears close to where you are working with text and allows you to change font type, size and various font effects quickly. If it doesn’t appear, right-click anywhere within the text.
It’s better to apply font formatting to the boundary of a text box or placeholder rather than to individual text within those items.
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