- Adding Title and Body Text
- Entering Bulleted Text
- Entering Special Characters
- Adding Text Boxes
- Layering Text
- Formatting Text
- Modifying Text Color
- Removing Font Formatting
- Changing Text Alignment
- Creating Text Columns
- Using the Mini Toolbar
- Adjusting Text Spacing
- Copying and Pasting Font Formatting
- Setting Bullet and Number Styles
- Setting Text and Bullet Tabs
- Finding and Replacing Text
- Checking Your Spelling
Creating Text Columns
Within a text box, PowerPoint allows you to create columns of text. You can create two, three, or even more columns in a text box, though for slides, more than two columns will rarely look good.
To arrange your text in columns:
- Click on a text box to select it.
Choose Home > Paragraph > Columns, then choose the number of columns you want from the pop-up menu (Figure 4.30).
Figure 4.30 This pop-up menu allows you to arrange your text in columns within a text box.
The text changes (Figure 4.31).
Figure 4.31 This text has been set into columns.
- (Optional) to add more than three columns, choose More Columns from the pop-up menu. The Columns dialog appears (Figure 4.32). Set the number of columns and the spacing between them, then click OK.
Figure 4.32 If you need more control over the number or spacing of columns, use the Columns dialog.