Formatting Text in PowerPoint 2011

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How to Format Ordinary Text in Office 2011 for Mac

In Office 2011 for Mac, the Home tab on the Ribbon displays the commands used most often when formatting text. Head to the Font group on the Ribbon’s Home tab when you want to format text that you have [more…]

Formatting Text Boxes and Shapes in Office 2011 for Mac

Office 2011 for Mac has all kinds of shapes, including text boxes, shapes, SmartArt shapes, and content placeholders in PowerPoint. But that's just the beginning. In addition to using the Font tab offerings [more…]

Applying a Gradient Fill to a Shape in Office 2011 for Mac

The Gradient tab of the Fill panel in the Format Shape dialog is where you fill a shape with a gradient in Office 2011 for Mac. Although it looks complicated at first, after you play with it, you'll love [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Applying Styles to Text Boxes

In Office 2011 for Mac, a style is a collection of formatting settings. If you select a text box or shape and then click the Ribbon’s Format tab, in the Text Styles group you may see the icon or the gallery [more…]

Apply Text Effects to Text Boxes in Office 2011 for Mac

You can create all sorts of text effects in Office 2011 for Mac. When you click the Effects button on the Format tab of the Ribbon, you can choose from the following effects, each of which has a submenu [more…]

Format Text Boxes in Office 2011 for Mac

You’ll want to use Office 2011 for Mac’s Format Text dialog for the precision control of text formatting it offers. You can get to the Format Text dialog in a bunch of ways. The three easiest ways to get [more…]

Working with Text Placeholders in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

Formatting the text, as well as the borders and fill of text, in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac placeholders works the same as with any other text box. You use the Font group on the Office 2011 for Mac Ribbon’s [more…]

Inserting Content into a PowerPoint Slide in Office 2011 for Mac

The Ribbon in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac lets you add content using the options on Home tab, in the Insert group. Each time you add something to a slide, it's placed in a layer on top of all existing objects [more…]

Aligning Content on a PowerPoint Slide in Office 2011 for Mac

When arranging content on slides, you can toggle several alignment features on and off in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac. These features are designed to help you place objects in alignment with each other or [more…]

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