PowerPoint Tutorials: Working With Text and Text Boxes (Page 200)
Collection of PowerPoint 2013 tutorials on working with text, text boxes, and more...
Keys -- yes, keys can be so fascinating as a visual concept because they are almost as fascinating in everyday life. Keys open locks, and represent solutions to problems, resolutions to puzzles, and answers to riddles. And they do more -- they symbolize solutions to complex algorithms, unscramble code, and also solve many of life's problems! That's the reason why we got you two sets of Key graphics this week! In addition, we have many tutorial for you. PowerPoint 2013 users can learn about text stuff such as margins and columns -- and also how you can set a default text box. You'll also learn about changing text case and WordArt. PowerPoint 2010 users can learn about inserting pictures from the Clip Art Task Pane -- now the search results for the pictures you see come from Bing -- we also show you how you can understand these results better. You will also learn about highlighting text, and removing or copying those highlights. And don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week!
PowerPoint's Text Fill gallery provides you with plenty of text fill options which work similar to the fills for shapes within the Shape Fill gallery. However, a basic color fill is not the only option available for text fills in PowerPoint. In this tutorial, we will explore how you can use a picture as a fill for your selected text. Although picture fills can look awesome on text and make it stand apart, you must use some caution.
The more pictures you find online, the more difficult it gets to decide whether this picture can be legally used or not. And yes, it's not too difficult if you are ready to pay for high quality images -- then there are some awesome stock photo sites that have you covered. But in case your pockets are not too deep, or even if you are doing something on a shoestring budget for a pro bono cause, then you will want a source of pictures that's high quality, and also not expensive at all. And Pixabay.com, the site we are reviewing today actually exceeds those requirements because not only are the pictures high quality, but they are free as well!
Most of the time, text in PowerPoint is filled with either a black or a white solid fill, or any color that contrasts with the color of the slide background -- this color info is contained within the Theme applied to the presentation. There may be times when you want to change this default text fill to some other particular color. Or, perhaps you applied a WordArt Style to your text -- and you are happy with everything else within that WordArt Style except the text fill. PowerPoint's Text Fill option provides you with plenty of fill options for your text -- fill options include solid colors, gradients, textures, and also pictures.
If your presentation has a large Section, containing plenty of slides, then it is quite possible that this Section may make it difficult to view the other remaining Sections -- the reason here is that content slides of this huge Section cover up so much screen area that it becomes difficult for you to see the slides in the other Sections. And if you want to drag a slide from one Section to another, you may be at a loss to comprehend what you will end up with -- and where your slide will move to? So, to counter this problem, you can collapse and expand single and multiple Sections.
Keys not only open locks, but also symbolize solutions to complex algorithms, unscramble code, and also many of life’s problems! This second set of keys includes not one or two, but ten variations of key graphics that look contemporary.
Styling text is one of those features that are either grossly overlooked or entirely over-used in PowerPoint -- and either of those situations can be a shame since PowerPoint allows you to do so much to text with its powerful WordArt feature. Before we proceed further, you must know that WordArt has nothing to do with Microsoft Word and is a totally independent feature in PowerPoint. What WordArt does to the text is similar to what PowerPoint's Shape Styles option does to shapes.
There is no built-in tool for highlighting text in PowerPoint 2010. However, there is a workaround to highlight your PowerPoint text using the Text Highlight Color within Microsoft Word. Now, if you come across a situation where you have number of slides and you need to similarly highlight more text. Working repeatedly with Word for all text highlighting across so many slides will be time consuming. Fortunately, you can tackle this issue easily by using Format Painter within PowerPoint, which lets you copy the text highlight and also helps in removing the highlight altogether.
Often, you may receive some content for your presentation from someone. And rather than typing all that content, you may just copy it from an email or a document, and paste it within PowerPoint. The problem with this approach may stem from the fact that whoever sent you the content is one of those people who type everything in small case -- or maybe they just turn on the Caps Lock button and forget turning it off! Whatever the reason may be, you will end up with text that is certainly not usable on your slide. Rather than retyping the whole text again, you can use PowerPoint 2013's Change Case option to quickly change the case of selected text on your slide.
Columned text layouts are often seen in documents created within word processing programs such as Microsoft Word. Nevertheless, PowerPoint gives you some basic column capabilities, although you should not expect anything close to the controls provided by Word. In PowerPoint, you can set up a text container to possess multiple linked columns.
As of now, no PowerPoint version supports text highlighting as a feature you can add to selected text. And, before we explore a workaround to overcome this limitation, let's look into the necessities of highlighting text. If you want to emphasize some important words within your slide, then highlighting indeed helps. However, PowerPoint doesn't have a ready-made tool to highlight text as there is in Microsoft Word - but you can use Word's text highlight as a workaround!
You hear this every time -- don't use pictures of handshakes or globes because they are so clichéd! But did the same person tell you what you can use instead? Really -- if there are no solutions, then why state the problem? Or even better, we bring you solutions that will help you overcoming clichés. We then teach you how you can add glossy highlights to objects in PowerPoint so that it looks like there's a reflection falling on them -- the results can look realistic. We review Prezi's new Nutshell app, and also bring you an exclusive interview with Anat Richter of emaze, who speaks about a $10,000 winner for a pitch slides contest. PowerPoint 2013 users can learn about all sorts of Indent markers that influence how your paragraphs get positioned as a bulleted list. You can also learn about text, Sections, and a missing Mini Toolbar! PowerPoint 2010 for Windows users can learn about Custom Slide Shows and Sections. And don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week!
Imagine this scenario: you place a text box on your slide -- then you change the color of the font, reduce or increase the font size, set autofit options, tweak the margins, etc. At this point of time you are happy with your settings. Then you add another text box in the next slide -- and you realize that this new text box needs to look the same as the text box you created earlier! No -- you do not have to change all settings again -- there are two ways of making the new text box possess the same settings as the older one.
In our previous tutorial we showed you how you can insert pictures from the Clip Art Task Pane. In this tutorial we'll explore Clip Art search results. When you choose a picture within the Clip Art Task Pane and hover you cursor over you chosen picture, you bring up a Down Arrow button Along with this Down Arrow button, you also see a tool tip -- the details shown in this tool tip give you basic info about the chosen picture.
Keys open locks, and represent solutions to problems, resolutions to puzzles, and answers to riddles! In this set, we bring you not one or two, but ten variations of these keys - this first set of keys has designs that look old-style.
Internal margins are relevant to all the three types of text containers in PowerPoint -- these three containers are text boxes, text placeholders, and shapes that contain text. Internal margins control the amount of blank space between the perimeter (edge) and the actual text within the text container. Although these margins are similar to the margins of pages in a word-processing document like Microsoft Word, there is a significant difference. Each text container has its own individual margins set, and you can have entirely different margins for different text containers, even if they reside on the same slide.
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