Formatting PowerPoint 2007 Slide Elements

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How to Add Shadows or Emboss Your Text in PowerPoint 2007

Adding a shadow behind your PowerPoint text can make the text stand out and make your entire slide easier to read. For that reason, many of the PowerPoint templates use shadows. Embossed text looks like [more…]

How to Choose a Bullet Character, Size, and Color in PowerPoint 2007

A black circle isn’t the only character you can use in a PowerPoint bulleted list. PowerPoint offers colorful bullets of many sizes and shapes. You can choose any one of them from PowerPoint’s Symbol dialog [more…]

How to Rotate Drawing Objects in PowerPoint 2007

The PowerPoint rotate handle lets you give the drawings on your slides a slant. With the PowerPoint rotate handle, you can rotate an object to any arbitrary angle just by dragging it with the mouse. The [more…]

How to Format Text in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint enables you to change text fonts, sizes and colors. You control most of the font settings from Font group located on the Home tab of the PowerPoint Ribbon. To change text attributes, open a [more…]

How to Include a ScreenTip on an Action Button in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint action buttons don’t show ScreenTips. PowerPoint doesn’t make it easy, but you can jump through hoops to make it happen. You still can’t include a ScreenTip on the Return action button. Follow [more…]

How to Turn Off PowerPoint 2007 Smart Tags

PowerPoint displays a Smart Tag if you enter text PowerPoint believes is a date, an address, a company ticker name, a place, a telephone number, or a person to whom you recently sent e-mail. If PowerPoint [more…]

How to Make Text Jiggle in PowerPoint 2007

You can choose PowerPoint text on a slide and make it jiggle. This animation works best if the PowerPoint text has a font like Cosmic or Jokerman. By using a very small motion path and setting the timing [more…]

Change the Font Size of PowerPoint 2007 Text

PowerPoint fonts are measured in points. The larger the point size of your PowerPoint text, the larger the letters. Text in a PowerPoint presentation should be no smaller than 28 points for people sitting [more…]

How to Move PowerPoint 2007 Objects on a Slide

Although there are several ways to position PowerPoint 2007 objects on a slide, the easiest way to move them is to drag them to a new position. [more…]

How to Use the Format Painter to Change the Look of PowerPoint 2007 Text

When you’re in a hurry to change the look of text and reformat paragraphs on your PowerPoint 2007 slides, consider using the PowerPoint Format Painter. This nifty tool works something like a paintbrush [more…]

PowerPoint 2007 Paste Options

PowerPoint text adopts the formatting of surrounding text when you move or copy it to a new location. PowerPoint’s Paste Options let you keep its original formatting. The Paste Options button appears only [more…]

How to Enter Symbols, Foreign Characters, Quote Marks, and Dashes into PowerPoint 2007 Slides

If you need to enter an umlaut, grave accent, or cedilla on a PowerPoint slide, PowerPoint has Symbol dialog box. PowerPoint’s Symbol dialog box has a copyright symbol and an eight ball, and tons of foreign [more…]

How to Insert a Sound Object in Your PowerPoint 2007 Slides

PowerPoint lets you play a sound whenever you display a specific PowerPoint slide, or only when you click the sound icon on the PowerPoint slide. If you want the sound to play automatically and the sound [more…]

How to Find and Replace Fonts Throughout a PowerPoint 2007 Presentation

Using too many fonts in a PowerPoint presentation detracts from your message. PowerPoint lets you use a find-and-replace operation to replace odd fonts. Take note of which fonts need replacing and which [more…]

How to Move Text on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slides

The PowerPoint outline is a handy way to rearrange your presentation. You can change the order of points on a PowerPoint slide, or you can rearrange the order of the slides. To rearrange your presentation [more…]

How to Create a Navigation Toolbar on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slides

Grouping PowerPoint action buttons into a navigation toolbar makes a PowerPoint slide show easy to navigate. The bottom of the PowerPoint Slide Master is a good place to add navigation. Beginning, Backward [more…]

How to Change a PowerPoint 2007 Object’s Size

Usually when you place a PowerPoint object on a slide, you have to change its size (and sometimes its proportions as well). PowerPoint lets you set Height and Width measurements or drag a selection handle [more…]

How to Add Recurring Text to All the Slides in Your PowerPoint 2007 Presentation

When creating a PowerPoint presentation, it is often useful to include recurring text or objects in each PowerPoint slide. To add recurring text, follow this procedure: [more…]

Select PowerPoint 2007 Objects

Before you can edit a PowerPoint 2007 object on a slide, you have to select it. In PowerPoint presentations, objects can be text, graphics, clipart, shapes and so on. [more…]

How to Change the Direction of Header Row Text in PowerPoint 2007

In a top-heavy PowerPoint table in which the header row cells — the cells in the first row — contain text and the cells below contain numbers, consider changing the direction of the text in the header [more…]

How to Translate Text in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint offers a little gizmo for translating words and phrases from one language to another. PowerPoint’s translator is good only for translating single words and well-known phrases. To translate an [more…]

How to Format a PowerPoint 2007 Text Frame To Hold Normal Paragraphs

Most PowerPoint text frames are designed to hold bulleted lists. When you click to add text in a PowerPoint text frame, your text becomes the first item in a bulleted list. When you press the Enter key [more…]

How to Create a Text Box on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slide

A PowerPoint text box is a special type of shape designed to hold text on the slides in your PowerPoint presentations. To create a text box, follow these steps: [more…]

How to Create a Bulleted List on a PowerPoint 2007 Slide

Most PowerPoint presentations have slides that include a bulleted list. PowerPoint 2007 comes with bullet styles, making the creation of your bulleted lists easy. [more…]

How to Use the PowerPoint 2007 Clipboard Task Pane

When you copy or cut text in PowerPoint, the text is placed on the Clipboard. PowerPoint’s Clipboard task pane let’s you select any of the last 24 items you cut or copied and paste them on your slide. [more…]

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