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Text and Fonts

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

All Versions for Windows

Fonts

  1. Find Substituted Fonts in PowerPoint

Symbols

  1. Add an Em Dash
  2. Insert a Check Mark or Tick Mark

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Text Basics

  1. Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes (Links to Interface and Basics section)
  2. Inserting a Text Box
  3. Selecting Text
  4. Text Alignment
  5. 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. Smart Lookup
  2. Spell Check
  3. More Spelling Options
  4. Setting Spell Check Options
  5. Find and Replace Words
  6. AutoCorrect
  7. Add and Remove Proofing Dictionaries for Foreign Languages
  8. AutoCorrect Options
  9. Creating and Editing AutoCorrect Entries
  10. Edit Custom Dictionaries
  11. Loading and Using Custom Dictionaries
  12. Creating and Editing Custom Dictionaries
  13. Disable, Enable, and Set the Default Custom Dictionary
  14. Sharing Custom Dictionaries
  15. Language Options on the Status Bar
  16. Research Tools
  17. Thesaurus
  18. Translation

PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Text Basics

  1. Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes (Links to Interface and Basics section)
  2. Inserting a Text Box
  3. Selecting Text
  4. Text Alignment
  5. 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. Find and Replace Words
  5. AutoCorrect
  6. Add and Remove Proofing Dictionaries for Foreign Languages
  7. AutoCorrect Options
  8. Creating and Editing AutoCorrect Entries
  9. Edit Custom Dictionaries
  10. Loading and Using Custom Dictionaries
  11. Creating and Editing Custom Dictionaries
  12. Disable, Enable, and Set the Default Custom Dictionary
  13. Sharing Custom Dictionaries
  14. Language Options on the Status Bar
  15. Setting Proofing Language for Text
  16. Guidelines on Changing Proofing Language for an Entire Presentation
  17. Research Tools
  18. Thesaurus
  19. Translation
  20. Translation Options

Text Advanced

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

PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Text Basics

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

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. Find and Replace Words
  5. AutoCorrect
  6. Add and Remove Proofing Dictionaries for Foreign Languages
  7. AutoCorrect Options
  8. Creating and Editing AutoCorrect Entries
  9. Edit Custom Dictionaries
  10. Loading and Using Custom Dictionaries
  11. Creating and Editing Custom Dictionaries
  12. Disable, Enable, and Set the Default Custom Dictionary
  13. Sharing Custom Dictionaries
  14. Language Options on the Status Bar
  15. Setting Proofing Language for Text
  16. Guidelines on 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. Copy and Remove Highlighting for Text

PowerPoint 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

PowerPoint 2003 for Windows

Text Boxes and Text Placeholders

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



All Versions (for Windows and 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

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

  1. Text Characters with Picture Fills

All Versions for Mac

Symbols

  1. Add an Em Dash
  2. Insert a Check Mark or Tick Mark

PowerPoint 365 for Mac

Fonts

  1. Replace Fonts

Bullets and Numbering

  1. Start or Restart Numbering for Lists

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Text Basics

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

Fonts

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

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. Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes (Links to Interface and Basics section)
  2. Inserting a Text Box
  3. Selecting Text
  4. 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. Find and Replace Words
  5. AutoCorrect
  6. Add and Remove Proofing Dictionaries for Foreign Languages
  7. AutoCorrect Options
  8. Creating and Editing AutoCorrect Entries
  9. Edit Custom Dictionaries
  10. Loading and Using Custom Dictionaries
  11. Creating and Editing Custom Dictionaries
  12. Disable, Enable, and Set the Default Custom Dictionary
  13. Sharing Custom Dictionaries
  14. Setting Proofing Language for Text
  15. Guidelines on Changing Proofing Language for an Entire Presentation

Text Advanced

  1. Highlight Text

PowerPoint 2008 for Mac

Text Boxes and Text Placeholders

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