Learn about the Format Task Panes in PowerPoint 2016.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
OS: Windows 7 and higher
PowerPoint works with the concept of selection, and then action. And the action typically is to edit whatever you may have selected! For such editing, the Format Task pane in PowerPoint 2016 can be indispensable. The Format Task pane aligns neatly with the right or left side of the PowerPoint interface, and you can now immediately see how your choices affect the selected slide objects. The Format Task pane is often tabbed. This means that you can jump quickly between different elements of your slide object! In many ways thus, the Format Task pane is the single source where different style formatting options are consolidated in one place.
In this article, we will explore how you can bring up the Format Task pane and how it works:
|Selected Object||Task Pane|
|Chart||Format Chart Area|
|Text Box||Format Shape|
|Text Placeholder||Format Shape|
|Audio (The Audio Icon)||Format Picture|
|Slide Background (Nothing Selected)||Format Background|
The open Format Task pane can be easily moved from the right side of the interface to left side or anywhere on the interface -- to do that, follow these steps:
You can also resize the Format Task pane:
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