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How to Fix a Top-Heavy Title on PowerPoint 2007 Slides

A top-heavy title occurs in longer titles, when most of the words appear on the top line but one or two drop to a second line. Unsightly top-heavy titles look especially bad on PowerPoint slides, where text is blown up to 40 points or more. Avoiding top-heavy titles give you PowerPoint slides a more polished look. To fix a top-heavy title on a PowerPoint slide, click where you prefer the lines to break and press Shift+Enter. Pressing Shift+Enter creates a hard line break, a forced break at the end of one line. (To remove a hard line break, click where the break occurs and then press the Delete key.)

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The only drawback of hard line breaks is remembering where you made them. In effect, the line breaks are invisible. When you edit a title with a line break, the line break remains, and unless you know it’s there, you discover the line breaking in an odd place. The moral is this: If you’re editing a title and the text keeps moving to the next line, you may have entered a hard line break and forgotten about it.

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