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Text and Fonts

Learn techniques on working with text, and formatting fonts in various versions of Microsoft PowerPoint.


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WindowsPowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Text Basics

  1. Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes (Links to Interface and Basics section)
  2. Inserting a Text Box
  3. Insert Dummy Text
  4. Selecting Text

Fonts

  1. Font Types and Sizes
  2. Format Font Attributes (Styles)
  3. Font Dialog Box

Bullets and Numbering

  1. Change Bullet Styles
  2. Customize the Bullet Size and Color

Text Formatting

  1. Move Text Boxes on a Slide
  2. Reposition Text Boxes Accurately on a Slide
  3. Text Box Autofit Options
  4. Resize Text Boxes on a Slide
  5. Resize Text Boxes Accurately on a Slide
  6. Character Spacing

Spelling, AutoCorrect, and Reference Tools

  1. Smart Lookup

WindowsPowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Text Basics

  1. Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes (Links to Interface and Basics section)
  2. Inserting a Text Box
  3. Insert Dummy Text
  4. Selecting Text

Fonts

  1. Font Types and Sizes
  2. Format Font Styles
  3. Font Dialog Box

Bullets and Numbering

  1. Change Bullet Styles
  2. Customize the Bullet Size and Color
  3. Picture Bullets
  4. Use Dingbats and Other Characters as Bullets
  5. Import Pictures for Bullets
  6. Create Your Own Picture Bullets
  7. Change Bulleted List to Numbered List
  8. Change the Numbered List Style
  9. Start or Restart Numbering for Lists

Indents and Markers

  1. Indent Markers (Carets) for Bulleted and Numbered Lists
  2. Tweak Bullets With First Line Indent Marker
  3. Tweak Bulleted Lists With Hanging Indent Marker
  4. Tweak Bulleted Paragraphs With Left Indent Marker
  5. Set Text Indentation using Numerical Values

Text Formatting

  1. Selecting and Changing Text
  2. Move Text Boxes on a Slide
  3. Reposition Text Boxes Accurately on a Slide
  4. Text Box Autofit Options
  5. Resize Text Boxes on a Slide
  6. Resize Text Boxes Accurately on a Slide
  7. Text Layout Options
  8. Internal Margin Options
  9. Character Spacing
  10. Copying Text Attributes With Format Painter
  11. Format Text Attributes Within the Mini Toolbar
  12. Set as Default Text Box
  13. Columns Within Text Boxes
  14. Change Text Case

WordArt (incl. Text Fills, Lines, and Effects)

  1. WordArt Styles
  2. Text Fills
  3. Picture Fills for Text
  4. Text Characters with Picture Fills
  5. Gradient Fills for Text
  6. Texture Fills for Text
  7. Using Custom Textures as Fill for Text
  8. Pattern Fills for Text
  9. Text Outline
  10. Gradient Outline for Text
  11. Text Effects
  12. Text Transforms
  13. Advanced Text Transforms

Spelling, AutoCorrect, and Reference Tools

  1. Spell Check
  2. More Spelling Options
  3. What is AutoCorrect?
  4. Add and Remove Proofing Dictionaries for Foreign Languages
  5. AutoCorrect Options
  6. Creating and Editing AutoCorrect Entries
  7. Edit Custom Dictionaries
  8. Loading and Using Custom Dictionaries
  9. Creating and Editing Custom Dictionaries
  10. Disable, Enable, and Set the Default Custom Dictionary
  11. Sharing Custom Dictionaries
  12. Setting Spell Check Options
  13. Find and Replace Words
  14. Language Options on the Status Bar

Text Advanced

  1. Highlight Text
  2. Copy and Remove Highlighting for Text

WindowsPowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Text Basics

  1. Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes (Links to Interface and Basics section)
  2. Inserting a Text Box
  3. Insert Dummy Text
  4. Selecting Text

Fonts

  1. Font Types and Sizes
  2. Format Font Styles
  3. Font Dialog Box

Bullets and Numbering

  1. Change Bullet Styles
  2. Customize the Bullet Size and Color
  3. Picture Bullets
  4. Use Dingbats and Other Characters as Bullets
  5. Import Pictures for Bullets
  6. Create Your Own Picture Bullets
  7. Change Bulleted List to Numbered List
  8. Change Numbered List Style
  9. Start or Restart Numbering for Numbered Lists

Indents and Markers

  1. Indent Markers (Carets) for Bulleted and Numbered Lists
  2. Tweak Bullets with First Line Indent Marker
  3. Tweak Bulleted Lists with Hanging Indent Marker
  4. Tweak Bulleted Paragraphs with Left Indent Marker
  5. Set Text Indentation using Numerical Values

Text Formatting

  1. Selecting and Changing Text
  2. Format Text Attributes within the Mini Toolbar
  3. Move Text Boxes on a Slide
  4. Text Box Autofit Options
  5. Resize Text Boxes on a Slide
  6. Text Layout Options
  7. Internal Margin Options
  8. Columns within Text Boxes
  9. Reposition Text Boxes Accurately on a Slide
  10. Resize Text Boxes Accurately on a Slide
  11. Set as Default Text Box
  12. Copying Text Attributes with Format Painter
  13. Character Spacing
  14. Change Text Case

WordArt (incl. Text Fills, Lines, and Effects)

  1. WordArt Styles
  2. Text Fills
  3. Picture Fill for Text
  4. Text Characters with Picture Fills
  5. Gradient Fill for Text
  6. Texture Fill for Text
  7. Using Custom Textures as Fill for Text
  8. Pattern Fill for Text
  9. Text Outline
  10. Gradient Outline for Text
  11. Text Effects
  12. Text Transforms
  13. Advanced Text Transforms

Spelling, AutoCorrect, and Reference Tools

  1. Spell Check
  2. More Spelling Options
  3. What is AutoCorrect?
  4. AutoCorrect Options
  5. Creating and Editing AutoCorrect Entries
  6. Edit Custom Dictionaries
  7. Loading and Using Custom Dictionaries
  8. Creating and Editing Custom Dictionaries
  9. Disable, Enable, and Set the Default Custom Dictionary
  10. Sharing Custom Dictionaries
  11. Setting Spell Check Options
  12. Find and Replace Words
  13. Add and Remove Proofing Dictionaries for Foreign Languages
  14. Language Options on the Status Bar
  15. Setting Proofing Language for Text
  16. Guidelines on Changing Proofing Language for an Entire Presentation

Text Advanced

  1. Highlight Text
  2. Copy and Remove Highlighting for Text

WindowsPowerPoint 2007 for Windows

Text Boxes and Text Placeholders

  1. Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes (Links to Interface and Basics section)

Fonts

  1. Font Dialog Box

WindowsPowerPoint 2003 for Windows

Text Boxes and Text Placeholders

  1. Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes (Links to Interface and Basics section)

All Versions

Text Basics

  1. Stop Underlining Your Descenders!

MacPowerPoint 2011 for Mac

Text Basics

  1. Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes (Links to Interface and Basics section)
  2. Inserting a Text Box
  3. Insert Dummy Text
  4. Selecting Text

Fonts

  1. Font Types and Sizes
  2. Format Font Styles
  3. Font Collections
  4. Format Text Dialog Box -- Font Options

Bullets and Numbering

  1. Change Bullet Styles
  2. Customize the Bullet Size and Color
  3. Using Characters as Bullets
  4. Using Pictures as Bullets
  5. Create Your Own Picture Bullets
  6. Change Bulleted List to Numbered List
  7. Change Numbered List Style
  8. Start or Restart Numbering for Numbered Lists

Indents and Markers

  1. Indent Markers for Bulleted and Numbered Lists
  2. Tweak Bullets with First Line Indent Marker
  3. Tweak Bulleted List with Hanging Indent Marker
  4. Tweak Bullets with Left Indent Marker
  5. Set Text Indentation using Numerical Values

Text Formatting

  1. Selecting and Changing Text
  2. Move Text Boxes on a Slide
  3. Text Autofit Options
  4. Resize Text Boxes in PowerPoint
  5. Text Layout Options
  6. Internal Margin Options
  7. Columns within Text Containers
  8. Reposition Text Boxes Accurately on a Slide
  9. Resize Text Boxes Accurately
  10. Copying Text Attributes with Format Painter
  11. Character Spacing
  12. Set as Default Text Box
  13. Change Text Case

WordArt (incl. Text Fills, Lines, and Effects)

  1. WordArt Styles (Quick Styles)
  2. Text Fills
  3. Gradient Fill for Text
  4. Picture Fill for Text
  5. Text Characters with Picture Fills
  6. Texture Fill for Text
  7. Using Custom Textures as Fill for Text
  8. Pattern Fill for Text
  9. Text Outline
  10. Gradient Outline for Text
  11. Text Effects
  12. Text Transforms
  13. Advanced Text Transforms

Spelling, AutoCorrect, and Reference Tools

  1. Spell Check
  2. More Spelling Options
  3. What is AutoCorrect?
  4. AutoCorrect Options
  5. Creating and Editing AutoCorrect Entries
  6. Edit Custom Dictionaries
  7. Loading and Using Custom Dictionaries
  8. Create and Edit Custom Dictionaries
  9. Disable and Enable Custom Dictionaries
  10. Sharing Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2011 (and Office) for Mac
  11. Setting Spell Check Options
  12. Find and Replace Words
  13. Proofing Dictionaries for Foreign Languages
  14. Setting Proofing Language for Text
  15. Guidelines on Changing Proofing Language for an Entire Presentation

Text Advanced

  1. Fake Highlight Text

MacPowerPoint 2008 for Mac

Text Boxes and Text Placeholders

  1. Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes (Links to Interface and Basics section)

Text and Fonts



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