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Changing Text and Font Properties
The following article is a transcript from a our video product, "Intro to Powerpoint XP."

You can format text in PowerPoint just like in a word processing program. In fact, PowerPoint works just like Microsoft Word. And, just like in Word, you can change your font properties by hi-lighting text and clicking the appropriate buttons in the toolbar.

If your toolbar is missing the font options, simply go to the menu bar and click [View – Toolbars] and place a checkmark next to “formatting.”

For additional font options, go to the menu bar and click [Format – Font]. A font options box will appear, where you can change the basic font properties like font, size, color, and style properties (bold and italics).

The font property box has a couple of additional “effects” you can try … like adding a shadow or embossing your text. Shadows are particularly useful as they make your text stand out from the background and the contrast makes the text more readable.

Example of good font use
The pre-installed PowerPoint templates are already pre-configured with a font color and style. However, these default fonts are not always perfect and often need to be changed. This is especially true of title slides. Here’s a real world example of how changing my font properties really spiced up this presentation:

This is a title slide from the template. It looks O.K., but not quite what I like.

In order to improve this slide, I changed some properties. First I made the title font larger, and the sub-title font smaller. Next, I changed the title font to "Impact” and the sub-title to “Arial Narrow”. Finally, I moved the text location so that the word edges lined up better.

This new title looks much better, and all it needed was some basic font-property changes!

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