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Using the Mini Toolbar

When you select text in PowerPoint, a small semitransparent toolbar appears near your cursor. This is the Mini toolbar, and if you move your cursor over the Mini toolbar, it will come completely into view (Figure 4.33). The Mini toolbar makes it easy to style text without having to resort to the Ribbon. You can use it to set fonts, font size, text color, bold, italic, text alignment, create bulleted lists, and increase or decrease bullet indent.

Figure 4.33

Figure 4.33 The Mini toolbar begins to appear after you select text (top) and fully comes into view when you move the cursor over it (bottom).

To use the Mini toolbar:

  1. Select any text.

    The Mini toolbar appears, but remains dim.

  2. Move the cursor over the Mini toolbar.

    The Mini toolbar comes completely into view.

  3. Use one or more of the tools in the Mini toolbar to style your text.
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