How to make text appear in stages in powerpoint presentations

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Introduction

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It's important to know how to perform basic tasks with text when working in PowerPoint. In this lesson, you will learn the basics of working with text, including how to insert, delete, select, và move text, as well as how khổng lồ work with text boxes.

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Text basics


Download the example khổng lồ work along with the video.

In PowerPoint, you can insert text into placeholders or text boxes. Text in both can be formatted using the same commands.

To insert text:Click the placeholder or text box where you want lớn insert text. The insertion point will appear. If you are working with a placeholder, placeholder text will disappear.Type the text you want to appear.To delete text:Place your cursor next khổng lồ the text you want to lớn delete.Press the Backspace key on your keyboard to lớn delete text lớn the left of the cursor.Press the Delete key on your keyboard to lớn delete text to the right of the cursor.To select text:Place the insertion point next to the text you want to select.Click và drag your mouse over the text to select it.Release the mouse button. You have selected the text. A highlighted box will appear over the selected text.

When you select text or images in PowerPoint, a hover toolbar with formatting options appears. This makes formatting commands easily accessible, which can save you time.

To format font size:Select the text you want to modify.Click the drop-down arrow next to the font form size box on the home tab. The font size drop-down menu appears.Move your cursor over the various font sizes. A live preview of the font form size will appear in the document.
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Click the font size you want lớn use. The font kích thước will change in the document.To format phông style:Select the text you want lớn modify.Click the drop-down arrow next khổng lồ the font style box on the trang chủ tab. The fonts style drop-down thực đơn appears.Move your cursor over the various font styles. A live preview of the font will appear in the document.
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Click the fonts style you want khổng lồ use. The phông style will change in the document.To format font color:Select the text you want to lớn modify.Click the drop-down arrow next to lớn the font color box on the home tab. The font color menu appears.Move your cursor over the various phông colors. A live preview of the color will appear in the document.
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Click the font màu sắc you want to use. The font màu sắc will change in the slide.

Your màu sắc choices aren't limited khổng lồ the drop-down menu that appears. Select More Colors at the bottom of the menu to access more color choices.

Text basics

To use the Bold, Italic, and Underline commands:Select the text you want lớn modify.Click the Bold, Italic, or Underline command in the Font group on the home tab.

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Click the command again lớn remove the formatting.

Other font commands

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Increase phông Size: Increases font form size of selected text to the next standard font size

Decrease fonts Size: Decreases font kích cỡ of selected text to the next standard fonts size

Clear All Formatting: Removes recent formatting changes

Strikethrough: Makes a line through text

Text Shadow: Adds a drop shadow lớn text

Change Case: Lets you try different capitalization options without having lớn delete và retype letters or words

To change text alignment:Select the text you want lớn modify.Select one of the four alignment options from the Paragraph group on the home tab.Align Text Left: Aligns selected text to lớn the left marginCenter: Aligns text an equal distance from the left and right marginsAlign Text Right: Aligns selected text to lớn the right marginJustify: Lines up equally khổng lồ the right and left margins
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The alignment commands align text within the placeholder or text box where it is located rather than across the slide.

Text boxes

In addition khổng lồ inserting text in placeholders, you can insert text into text boxes. Text boxes allow you to add to predefined layouts so you can place text wherever you want on a slide.

To insert a text box:Select the Insert tab on the Ribbon.Click the Text Box command in the Text group.Click & drag the cursor until the text box is the desired width.
Release the mouse button.To move a text box:Click the text box. Your cursor becomes a cross with arrows on each end.While holding the mouse button, drag the text box to lớn the desired location on the page.Release the mouse button.To resize a text box:Select the text box.Click one of the square sizing handles on the left or right sides, or a circular handle on one of the four corners.While holding down the mouse button, drag the sizing handle until the text box is the desired width.

Click and drag the green circle to lớn rotate the text box.

Moving text

To copy và paste text:Select the text you want to copy.Click the Copy command on the trang chủ tab.Place your insertion point where you want the text to lớn appear.Click the Paste command on the home tab. The text will appear.
To cut & paste text:Select the text you want lớn cut.Click the Cut command on the trang chủ tab.Place your insertion point where you want the text to appear.Click the Paste command on the home tab. The text will appear.
To drag và drop text:Select the text you want khổng lồ copy.Click your mouse & drag the text khổng lồ the location where you want it khổng lồ appear. The cursor will have a text box beneath it to indicate that you are moving text.Release the mouse button, and the text will appear.

Challenge!

Use the Workshop presentation or any other PowerPoint presentation you choose to lớn complete this challenge.

Insert text on a slide.Practice using the Bold, Italic, & Underline commands.Change the font style of the title.Change the font size of the title.Change the color of the subtitle.Use the Change Case command on a slide title.Practice using the Increase fonts SizeDecrease phông Size commands.Insert a text box, and add text.