Format Font Attributes (Styles) in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
Learn about applying various font attributes such as bold, italics, underline, and more in PowerPoint 2010 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 in 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. Read more to learn more about these font styles
in PowerPoint 2010:
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, below.
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
Alternatively, you can 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.
You can also summon the
Mini Toolbar to
access the Bold and Italic font style (highlighted in red
within Figure 4).
Figure 4: Bold and Italic options within Mini Toolbar