Selecting text in a “Placeholder box” can be done in different ways.
The most common is by making use of the mouse.
Click in the “Placeholder box” to select the text.
Hold the mouse button pressed and drag it over the text you wish to select.
Selected text is highlighted with a blue background.
To “de-select” text, click anywhere in the “Placeholder box”, no matter where.
If you want to select just a word, double-click the word.
To select an entire paragraph, click three times with the mouse.A second way to select text is, to place the mouse pointer at the beginning of the text, press the “Shift” key on your keyboard, hold down and click on the place in the “Placeholder box” where you want to terminate the selection.
To select non-adjacent text, hold the “Ctrl” key on your keyboard pressed.
There are other ways to select text which you may discover later.
Again we have different ways to enter text in “PowerPoint”.
To begin, place the cursor at the location of the text in the “Placeholder box” where you want to modify.
To remove a character from the cursor, hit the “Backspace” key on your keyboard.
To move one character after the cursor hit the “Esc” key on your keyboard.
If you want to delete a whole word, or words, first select the word and then click the “Detete” key on your keyboard.
If you want to remove all the text from a “Placeholder box”, select the text box and click the “Delete” key on your keyboard. This only removes the text from your “Placeholder box”, not the “Placeholder box” itself.
If you wish to delete your “Placeholder box”, repeat these actions.
To change a word into another word, select the word you want to change and start typing. This is the quickest way.
To insert the text, place the cursor at the point in the “Placeholder box” where you want to insert text and start typing. To insert the text, place the cursor at the point in the “Placeholder box” where you want to insert text and start typing.
To format text in our presentation, we use the various options in the “Font” group in the “Home” tab in the “Ribbon”. All these buttons can also be found in any application of “Office” 2007. I’m not going to dwell too much on this. You have the font, font size, increase font size, decrease font size and remove all formatting buttons. Among them are: bold, italic, underline, strikethrough, text shadow, character spacing, capitalization, and text color. The only one, I think, that is not in “Word” is “text shadow” and this does not need much explanation.
Some of these options come with “Live Preview” function.
This displays the format of the text in our slides, before we apply it.
It is very useful and time saving.
If you wish to change all the formatting of text in a “Placeholder box”, select the “Placeholder box”.
If you want to change only certain parts of a text, select only the parts you want to chang
To revert back to the previous format, please use the “Clear Formatting” button.
This will undo the formatting of all your text in the “Placeholder box” .
If it is selected, of course.
Another tip: do not use font smaller than 18pt., otherwise it will be very difficult for your audience to read .
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