Text Decoration in Powerpoint 2010


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In this chapter, we will understand how to decorate text in PowerPoint 2010. PowerPoint offers many text decoration features and adds to the aesthetic sense of a presentation. These features can be accessed from the Home ribbon under the Font group.

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Given below are the various font decoration features and their functions in PowerPoint.

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Makes the font face bold

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Makes the font face italics (slanted font)

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Underlines the font face

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Adds shadow to the font face

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Strikes through the font face

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Adjusts the character spacing for the font. Predefined settings are very tight, tight, normal, loose and very loose. There is a user defined space setting available too.

Besides these, there are some other font decoration features that can be accessed from the Font dialog. To open the Font dialog, right-click on the selected text and select Font.

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The table below describes the additional text decoration features in the Font dialog.

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1

Double Strikethrough

Adds two strike lines over the text

2

Superscript

Raises the text above the normal text. For example, the use of "nd" in 2nd

3

Subscript

Shrinks the below the normal text. For example, the '2' in H2O the chemical formula of water

4

Small Caps

Changes the entire text to small caps

5

All Caps

Changes the entire text to capital letters

6

Equalize Character height

Adjusts the characters so that all are of the same height regardless of the caps setting



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