Format Font Attributes (Styles) in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Learn about applying various font attributes such as bold, italics, underline, and more in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows. Formatting these font attributes or styles will help you make some text stand out.
The appearance of text makes a huge difference to any presentation. The font typeface used within your slides is dictated by
the active Theme or Theme Fonts set of your presentation.
You can certainly override these defaults and choose another
font typeface and also change the
font size. However, there are times when
you need to highlight a word or a phrase contained within your text so that it stands apart and commands attention. To do so,
you can apply font styling options that let you make your text bold, italics, underlined,
etc. Often, slide titles in PowerPoint are formatted bold to attract attention; italicized text is mainly used to add
emphasis or to mark foreign words. And you can underline text, add shadows, and even strike through any selected text.
Follow these steps to learn more about these font styles in
Create a new presentation and type some text in the placeholder, as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Text on the slide
Select the text which you want to format (refer to Figure 1, above). Now, navigate to the
Home tab of the Ribbon and locate the
Font group, as highlighted in red within Figure 2.
Figure 2: Font group within the Home tab of the Ribbon
The various Font Style options within this group are explained below, as marked in
Figure 2, above:
Just click on any Font Style option to apply to the selected text. Figure 3 shows
examples of each of the Font Styles explained above.
Figure 3: Font Styles applied to the text
You can also find the formatting options for the Fonts within the Font dialog box. To
access this dialog box, click the dialog launcher button within the Font group, as shown highlighted in
blue with Figure 2, shown earlier on this page. This opens the Font
dialog box with more Font Style options. We cover these in our
Font dialog box tutorial.
Selecting the text (or alternatively right-clicking some selected text) brings up the
Mini Toolbar which includes Bold,
Italic, and Underline font style (highlighted in red within
Figure 4: Bold, Italic, and Underline options within Mini Toolbar