Creating slides that can attract attention is always a challenge, and any trick you can use to make your content more interesting is welcome. You have already learned how to apply text transform effects to your selected text. In addition to the available presets, you can go further and tweak any of the presets to make your own distinctive transform effect.
In this tutorial you'll learn how to tweak the Transform text effect in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows. Follow these steps to explore more:
- Select text that already has the Transform text effect applied, as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Text with Transform preset effect applied
- Notice the pink handle on the text box in Figure 1, highlighted in red. Place the cursor over the pink handle, and click to select it.
- Now, drag the selected pink handle up or down to make the applied Transform effect more prominent or subtle. In Figure 2 you can see that the Transform effect is being made more prominent by dragging the pink handle downwards.
Figure 2: Transform effect being tweaked using the pink handle
- Compare Figures 1 and 3 to see how the Transform effect looks more pronounced in the latter Figure.
Figure 3: Transform text effect changed
- All the Transform presets give different results when you drag the pink handle. Figures 4 and 5, below show text in its original state, and how the same text looks after we dragged the pink handles.
Figure 4: Before and after variations of Text transforms
Figure 5: Before and after variations of Text transforms
- Remember to save your presentation often.