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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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05-01 Text Basics
Inserting a Text Box           Y Y Y Y Y                  
Selecting Text           Y Y Y Y Y                  
Text Alignment           Y Y Y                      
Insert Dummy Text           Y Y Y Y Y                  
Stop Underlining Your Descenders! Y                                    
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All Versions
365 Windows
365 Mac
2019 Windows
2019 Mac
2016 Windows
2016 Mac
2013 Windows
2011 Mac
2010 Windows
2008 Mac
2007 Windows
2003 Windows
For the Web
iOS iPad
iOS iPhone
Android Tablet
Android Phone
Windows Phone
05-02 Fonts
Font Types and Sizes           Y Y Y Y Y                  
Format Font Attributes (Styles)           Y Y Y Y Y                  
Font Dialog Box           Y Y Y Y Y   Y              
Embed Fonts           Y Y Y   Y                  
Replace Fonts     Y     Y   Y   Y                  
Use Safe Fonts Available on All Systems Y                                    
Can this Font be Embedded in PowerPoint? Y                                    
Alternatives to Safe Fonts in PowerPoint Y                                    
Find Substituted Fonts in PowerPoint Y                                    
Font Collections                 Y                    
Feature
All Versions
365 Windows
365 Mac
2019 Windows
2019 Mac
2016 Windows
2016 Mac
2013 Windows
2011 Mac
2010 Windows
2008 Mac
2007 Windows
2003 Windows
For the Web
iOS iPad
iOS iPhone
Android Tablet
Android Phone
Windows Phone
05-03 Bullets and Numbering
Change Bullet Styles           Y   Y Y Y                  
Customize the Bullet Size and Color           Y   Y Y Y                  
Picture Bullets           Y   Y Y Y                  
Import Pictures for Bullets           Y   Y   Y                  
Use Dingbats and Other Characters as Bullets           Y   Y Y Y                  
Create Your Own Picture Bullets           Y   Y Y Y                  
Change Bulleted List to Numbered List           Y   Y Y Y                  
Change the Numbered List Style           Y   Y Y Y                  
Start or Restart Numbering for Lists     Y     Y   Y Y Y                  
Feature
All Versions
365 Windows
365 Mac
2019 Windows
2019 Mac
2016 Windows
2016 Mac
2013 Windows
2011 Mac
2010 Windows
2008 Mac
2007 Windows
2003 Windows
For the Web
iOS iPad
iOS iPhone
Android Tablet
Android Phone
Windows Phone
05-04 Indents and Markers
Indent Markers (Carets) for Bulleted and Numbered Lists               Y Y Y                  
Tweak Bullets With First Line Indent Marker               Y Y Y                  
Tweak Bulleted Lists With Hanging Indent Marker               Y Y Y                  
Tweak Bulleted Paragraphs With Left Indent Marker               Y Y Y                  
Set Text Indentation using Numerical Values               Y Y Y                  
Feature
All Versions
365 Windows
365 Mac
2019 Windows
2019 Mac
2016 Windows
2016 Mac
2013 Windows
2011 Mac
2010 Windows
2008 Mac
2007 Windows
2003 Windows
For the Web
iOS iPad
iOS iPhone
Android Tablet
Android Phone
Windows Phone
05-05 Symbols
Insert Symbol   Y Y Y Y Y Y Y                      
Add an Em Dash   Y Y                     Y          
Insert a Check Mark or Tick Mark   Y Y                     Y          
Insert a Cross Mark or X Mark   Y Y                     Y          
Add Subscript and Superscript   Y Y                     Y          
Feature
All Versions
365 Windows
365 Mac
2019 Windows
2019 Mac
2016 Windows
2016 Mac
2013 Windows
2011 Mac
2010 Windows
2008 Mac
2007 Windows
2003 Windows
For the Web
iOS iPad
iOS iPhone
Android Tablet
Android Phone
Windows Phone
05-06 Text Formatting
Selecting and Changing Text               Y Y Y                  
Move or Reposition Text Boxes on a Slide           Y Y Y Y Y                  
Move or Reposition Text Boxes Accurately on a Slide           Y Y Y Y Y                  
Text Box Autofit Options           Y Y Y Y Y                  
Resize Text Boxes on a Slide           Y Y Y Y Y                  
Resize Text Boxes Accurately on a Slide           Y   Y Y Y                  
Text Layout Options               Y Y Y                  
Internal Margin Options for Text Containers               Y Y Y                  
Character Spacing for Text           Y   Y Y Y                  
Columns Within Text Containers               Y Y Y                  
Change Text Case               Y Y Y                  
Copying Text Attributes With Format Painter               Y Y Y                  
Format Text Attributes Within the Mini Toolbar               Y   Y                  
Set as Default Text Box               Y Y Y                  
Feature
All Versions
365 Windows
365 Mac
2019 Windows
2019 Mac
2016 Windows
2016 Mac
2013 Windows
2011 Mac
2010 Windows
2008 Mac
2007 Windows
2003 Windows
For the Web
iOS iPad
iOS iPhone
Android Tablet
Android Phone
Windows Phone
05-07 WordArt (incl. Text Fills, Lines, and Effects)
WordArt Styles (Quick Styles)               Y Y Y                  
Text Fills             Y Y Y Y                  
Picture Fills for Text               Y Y Y                  
Text Characters with Picture Fills Y                                    
Gradient Fills for Text               Y Y Y                  
Texture Fills for Text               Y Y Y                  
Using Custom Textures as Fill for Text               Y Y Y                  
Pattern Fills for Text               Y Y Y                  
Text Outline               Y Y Y                  
Gradient Outline for Text               Y Y Y                  
Text Effects               Y Y Y                  
Text Transforms               Y Y Y                  
Advanced Text Transforms               Y Y Y                  
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All Versions
365 Windows
365 Mac
2019 Windows
2019 Mac
2016 Windows
2016 Mac
2013 Windows
2011 Mac
2010 Windows
2008 Mac
2007 Windows
2003 Windows
For the Web
iOS iPad
iOS iPhone
Android Tablet
Android Phone
Windows Phone
05-08 Spelling, AutoCorrect, and Reference Tools
Search Online Resources   Y       Y                          
Spell Check   Y       Y   Y Y Y                  
More Spelling Options   Y       Y   Y Y Y                  
Setting Spell Check Options   Y       Y   Y Y Y                  
AutoCorrect   Y       Y   Y Y Y                  
AutoCorrect Options   Y       Y   Y Y Y                  
Creating and Editing AutoCorrect Entries   Y       Y   Y Y Y                  
Saving and Sharing AutoCorrect Entries   Y                                  
Exporting and Importing AutoCorrect Entries   Y                                  
Creating Formatted AutoCorrect Entries   Y                                  
Find and Replace Words   Y       Y   Y Y Y                  
Loading and Using Custom Dictionaries   Y       Y   Y Y Y                  
Creating and Editing Custom Dictionaries   Y       Y   Y Y Y                  
Edit Custom Dictionaries   Y       Y   Y Y Y                  
Sharing Custom Dictionaries   Y       Y   Y Y Y                  
Disable, Enable, and Set the Default Custom Dictionary   Y       Y   Y Y Y                  
Add and Remove Proofing Dictionaries for Foreign Languages   Y       Y   Y Y Y                  
Language Options on the Status Bar   Y       Y   Y   Y                  
Setting Proofing Language for Text   Y           Y Y Y                  
Changing Proofing Language for an Entire Presentation   Y           Y Y Y                  
Research Tools   Y       Y   Y   Y                  
Research Options   Y               Y                  
Thesaurus   Y       Y   Y   Y                  
Translation   Y       Y   Y   Y                  
Translation Options               Y   Y                  
Feature
All Versions
365 Windows
365 Mac
2019 Windows
2019 Mac
2016 Windows
2016 Mac
2013 Windows
2011 Mac
2010 Windows
2008 Mac
2007 Windows
2003 Windows
For the Web
iOS iPad
iOS iPhone
Android Tablet
Android Phone
Windows Phone
05-09 Text Advanced
Highlight Text   Y           Y Y Y                  
Remove and Copy Highlighting for Text   Y           Y   Y                  

All Versions for Windows

Text Basics

  1. Stop Underlining Your Descenders!

Fonts

  1. Use Safe Fonts Available on All Systems
  2. Can this Font be Embedded in PowerPoint?
  3. Alternatives to Safe Fonts in PowerPoint
  4. Find Substituted Fonts in PowerPoint

Symbols

  1. Add an Em Dash
  2. Insert a Check Mark or Tick Mark
  3. Insert a Cross Mark or X Mark
  4. Add Subscript and Superscript

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

  1. Text Characters with Picture Fills

PowerPoint 365 for Windows

Symbols

  1. Insert Symbol

Spelling, AutoCorrect, and Reference Tools

  1. Search Online Resources
  2. Spell Check
  3. More Spelling Options
  4. Setting Spell Check Options
  5. AutoCorrect
  6. AutoCorrect Options
  7. Creating and Editing AutoCorrect Entries
  8. Saving and Sharing AutoCorrect Entries
  9. Exporting and Importing AutoCorrect Entries
  10. Creating Formatted AutoCorrect Entries
  11. Find and Replace Words
  12. Loading and Using Custom Dictionaries
  13. Creating and Editing Custom Dictionaries
  14. Edit Custom Dictionaries
  15. Sharing Custom Dictionaries
  16. Disable, Enable, and Set the Default Custom Dictionary
  17. Add and Remove Proofing Dictionaries for Foreign Languages
  18. Language Options on the Status Bar
  19. Setting Proofing Language for Text
  20. Changing Proofing Language for an Entire Presentation
  21. Research Tools
  22. Research Options
  23. Thesaurus
  24. Translation

Text Advanced

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

PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

Symbols

  1. Insert Symbol

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Text Basics

  1. Inserting a Text Box
  2. Selecting Text
  3. Text Alignment
  4. Insert Dummy Text

Fonts

  1. Font Types and Sizes
  2. Format Font Attributes (Styles)
  3. Font Dialog Box
  4. Embed Fonts
  5. Replace Fonts

Bullets and Numbering

  1. Change Bullet Styles
  2. Customize the Bullet Size and Color
  3. Picture Bullets
  4. Import Pictures for Bullets
  5. Use Dingbats and Other Characters as 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

Symbols

  1. Insert Symbol

Text Formatting

  1. Move or Reposition Text Boxes on a Slide
  2. Move or 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 for Text

Spelling, AutoCorrect, and Reference Tools

  1. Search Online Resources
  2. Spell Check
  3. More Spelling Options
  4. Setting Spell Check Options
  5. AutoCorrect
  6. AutoCorrect Options
  7. Creating and Editing AutoCorrect Entries
  8. Find and Replace Words
  9. Loading and Using Custom Dictionaries
  10. Creating and Editing Custom Dictionaries
  11. Edit Custom Dictionaries
  12. Sharing Custom Dictionaries
  13. Disable, Enable, and Set the Default Custom Dictionary
  14. Add and Remove Proofing Dictionaries for Foreign Languages
  15. Language Options on the Status Bar
  16. Research Tools
  17. Thesaurus
  18. Translation

PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Text Basics

  1. Inserting a Text Box
  2. Selecting Text
  3. Text Alignment
  4. Insert Dummy Text

Fonts

  1. Font Types and Sizes
  2. Format Font Attributes (Styles)
  3. Font Dialog Box
  4. Embed Fonts
  5. Replace Fonts

Bullets and Numbering

  1. Change Bullet Styles
  2. Customize the Bullet Size and Color
  3. Picture Bullets
  4. Import Pictures for Bullets
  5. Use Dingbats and Other Characters as 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

Symbols

  1. Insert Symbol

Text Formatting

  1. Selecting and Changing Text
  2. Move or Reposition Text Boxes on a Slide
  3. Move or 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 for Text Containers
  9. Character Spacing for Text
  10. Columns Within Text Containers
  11. Change Text Case
  12. Copying Text Attributes With Format Painter
  13. Format Text Attributes Within the Mini Toolbar
  14. Set as Default Text Box

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

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

Spelling, AutoCorrect, and Reference Tools

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

Text Advanced

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

PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Text Basics

  1. Inserting a Text Box
  2. Selecting Text
  3. Insert Dummy Text

Fonts

  1. Font Types and Sizes
  2. Format Font Attributes (Styles)
  3. Font Dialog Box
  4. Embed Fonts
  5. Replace Fonts

Bullets and Numbering

  1. Change Bullet Styles
  2. Customize the Bullet Size and Color
  3. Picture Bullets
  4. Import Pictures for Bullets
  5. Use Dingbats and Other Characters as 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 or Reposition Text Boxes on a Slide
  3. Move or 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 for Text Containers
  9. Character Spacing for Text
  10. Columns Within Text Containers
  11. Change Text Case
  12. Copying Text Attributes With Format Painter
  13. Format Text Attributes Within the Mini Toolbar
  14. Set as Default Text Box

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

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

Spelling, AutoCorrect, and Reference Tools

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

Text Advanced

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

PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

Fonts

  1. Font Dialog Box

All Versions for Mac

Text Basics

  1. Stop Underlining Your Descenders!

Fonts

  1. Use Safe Fonts Available on All Systems
  2. Can this Font be Embedded in PowerPoint?
  3. Alternatives to Safe Fonts in PowerPoint
  4. Find Substituted Fonts in PowerPoint

Symbols

  1. Add an Em Dash
  2. Insert a Check Mark or Tick Mark
  3. Insert a Cross Mark or X Mark
  4. Add Subscript and Superscript

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

  1. Text Characters with Picture Fills

PowerPoint for the Web

Symbols

  1. Add an Em Dash
  2. Insert a Check Mark or Tick Mark
  3. Insert a Cross Mark or X Mark
  4. Add Subscript and Superscript to Text

PowerPoint 365 for Mac

Fonts

  1. Replace Fonts

Bullets and Numbering

  1. Start or Restart Numbering for Lists

Symbols

  1. Insert Symbol

PowerPoint 2019 for Mac

Symbols

  1. Insert Symbol

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Text Basics

  1. Inserting a Text Box
  2. Selecting Text
  3. Text Alignment
  4. Insert Dummy Text

Fonts

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

Symbols

  1. Insert Symbol

Text Formating

  1. Move or Reposition Text Boxes on a Slide
  2. Move or Reposition Text Boxes Accurately on a Slide
  3. Text Box Autofit Options
  4. Resize Text Boxes on a Slide

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

  1. Text Fills

PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

Text Basics

  1. Inserting a Text Box
  2. Selecting Text
  3. Insert Dummy Text

Fonts

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

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. Create Your Own Picture Bullets
  6. Change Bulleted List to Numbered List
  7. Change the Numbered List Style
  8. 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 or Reposition Text Boxes on a Slide
  3. Move or 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 for Text Containers
  9. Character Spacing for Text
  10. Columns Within Text Containers
  11. Change Text Case
  12. Copying Text Attributes With Format Painter
  13. Set as Default Text Box

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

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

Spelling, AutoCorrect, and Reference Tools

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

Text Advanced

  1. Highlight Text

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