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How to Modify the Slide Master in PowerPoint 2007

If you don’t like the layout of your PowerPoint slides, call up the PowerPoint Slide Master and do something about it, as shown in these steps: [more…]

How to Apply Slide Masters in PowerPoint 2007

If you have created multiple Slide Masters for a PowerPoint presentation, you can select which Master to use for each slide in your presentation. To apply a Master to one or more slides, follow these steps [more…]

How to Change the Handout Master in PowerPoint 2007

The PowerPoint Handout Master contains formatting information that’s applied automatically to your PowerPoint presentation. You can modify the Handout Master to meet your needs. [more…]

How to Flip and Rotate PowerPoint 2007 Objects

PowerPoint lets you flip objects on your PowerPoint slides horizontally or vertically, rotate objects in 90-degree increments, or freely rotate an object to any angle. If you flip a PowerPoint object vertically [more…]

How to Change Theme Fonts in PowerPoint 2007

Choosing a theme in PowerPoint sets the theme fonts, establishing a font for your headings and another for your body text. If you don’t want to use the theme fonts associated with the theme you’ve chosen [more…]

How to Apply Themes to Your Slide Masters in PowerPoint 2007

You can apply any theme you like to your PowerPoint Slide Master via the Edit Theme group in the Slide Master tab on the PowerPoint Ribbon. To change the theme for a PowerPoint Slide Master, follow these [more…]

How to Fill a PowerPoint 2007 Shape with Color

A PowerPoint shape or text box is transparent until you add a fill color. Besides colors, you can fill PowerPoint shape with a picture, a gradient, or a texture. To add fill to a PowerPoint shape, follow [more…]

Work with the Slide Master and Edit Master Tabs in PowerPoint 2007

When you are in PowerPoint’s Slide Master View, the Slide Master tab appears on the PowerPoint Ribbon, offering controls you can use to edit your PowerPoint slides. To switch to Slide Master View click [more…]

How to Control How Text Fits in PowerPoint 2007 Text Frames and Text Boxes

When PowerPoint text doesn’t fit in a text placeholder frame or text box, the PowerPoint AutoFit mechanism makes it fit. In a text frame, PowerPoint shrinks space between lines and the text. PowerPoint [more…]

How to Set Tabs and Indents in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint enables you to set tab stops to control the placement of text within a text object. However in most PowerPoint presentations, each paragraph is indented according to its level in the outline [more…]

How to Hide Background Objects on a PowerPoint 2007 Slide

PowerPoint Slide Masters enable you to add background objects that appear on every PowerPoint slide in your presentation. You can, however, hide the background objects for selected slides. You can also [more…]

How to Change the Notes Master in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint lets you create notes pages with a reduced image of your PowerPoint slide, and any notes that go along with the slide. When printed, notes pages are formatted according to the Notes Master. [more…]

How to Add New Layouts to the PowerPoint 2007 Slide Master

If you don’t like the standard layouts that come with PowerPoint’s built-in Slide Master, you can add a layout and customize it for your PowerPoint presentation. To add your own layout, just follow these [more…]

How to Choose How Objects Overlap on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slides

On a PowerPoint slide with text boxes, shapes, graphics, and clip-art images, objects inevitably overlap, and you have to decide which PowerPoint object goes on top of the stack. Objects that deliberately [more…]

How to Create a Second Master Slide

PowerPoint gives you the ability to create two or more PowerPoint Slide Masters and then choose which Master you want to use for each slide in your presentation. [more…]

What Is a Master in PowerPoint 2007

In PowerPoint, a Master specifies the appearance of text (font, size, and color, for example), slide background color, animation effects, and any additional text or other objects that you want to appear [more…]

How to Create Fancy Text with WordArt in PowerPoint 2007

For PowerPoint 2007, Microsoft has integrated WordArt into PowerPoint, so that you can apply WordArt formatting to any text in your presentation. Follow these steps to transform mundane text into something [more…]

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 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 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…]

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…]

How to Override the Master Text Style in PowerPoint 2007

The PowerPoint Slide Master specifies a text style but you can format your PowerPoint slide’s text while you’re working in Normal View. The formatting changes you make apply only to the selected text. [more…]

How to Restore Lost Placeholders in PowerPoint 2007 Slide Masters

If you play around with your PowerPoint Slide Masters, you may inadvertently delete a layout placeholder you need in your PowerPoint presentation. Suppose you deleted the footer placeholder from a Master [more…]

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