- 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
Changing Text Alignment
PowerPoint has two ways to control text alignment. You can set horizontal alignment in the four standard ways: Left, Center, Right, and Justified (Figure 4.26). You can also set vertical alignment, which controls where the text is placed (Top, Middle, Bottom) within its text box (Figure 4.27). You'll use the Paragraph group in the Home tab to do the job.
Figure 4.26 Horizontal text alignment within a text box, showing (from top to bottom) Left, Center, Right, and Justified text alignments.
Figure 4.27 Vertical text alignment within a text box. From top to bottom: Top, Middle, and Bottom alignments.
To set horizontal text alignment:
- On your slide, select the text whose alignment you wish to change.
Click the appropriate horizontal alignment button in the Home > Paragraph group (Figure 4.28).
Figure 4.28 Use the buttons in the Paragraph group to set horizontal and vertical alignment.
The text alignment changes.
To set vertical text alignment: