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What Is a PowerPoint 2007 Object?

Slides in a PowerPoint 2007 presentation are filled with objects, such as text, clip art, charts, and graphs. Most objects on your PowerPoint2007 slides are text objects, which let you type text on your slides.

Don’t overdo it by cluttering your slides with so many objects that the main point of the slide is obscured.

Every slide has a slide layout that consists of one or more placeholders. For example, a slide that uses the Title layout has two placeholders for text objects: one for the title and the other for the subtitle. You use the Slide Layout task pane to select the layout when you create new slides. You can change the layout later, and you can add more objects to the slide. You can also delete, move, or resize objects.

You can add additional objects to your slide with one of the tools that appears on the Drawing toolbar at the bottom of the screen or by using the icons that appear in the center of slides created using the Content layouts.

Each object occupies a rectangular region on the slide. The contents of the object might or might not visually fill the rectangular region, but you can see the outline of the object when you select it.

Objects can overlap. Usually, you don’t want them to, but sometimes doing so creates a jazzy effect. You may lay some text on top of some clip art, for example.

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