Advanced Text Formatting Techniques

Text is probably the most common element on PowerPoint slides. You already know how to format the text with bullets, bold, italics, and colors. This video shows some advanced techniques such as having multiple alignments/formats in the same text box, how to break a line properly, how to use the format painter to save time, how to make text part of a shape and why you would want to do that, and how to use some of the detailed text formatting settings to fit text into a shape. Click the Full Screen button in the lower right of the video to make it as large as your screen so it is easier to see the step-by-step instructions.

By Dave Paradi

Dave Paradi has over twenty-two years of experience delivering customized training workshops to help business professionals improve their presentations. He has written ten books and over 600 articles on the topic of effective presentations and his ideas have appeared in publications around the world. His focus is on helping corporate professionals visually communicate the messages in their data so they don't overwhelm and confuse executives. Dave is one of fewer than ten people in North America recognized by Microsoft with the Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions to the Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams communities. His articles and videos on virtual presenting have been viewed over 1.2 million times and liked over 12,000 times on YouTube.