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How to Format Text in PowerPoint

You can use the Font group of the Home tab to change the way the text in your presentation appears by changing the font type, size, color, and style.

Change Font Type

One way to emphasize text in a presentation is by changing its font type. A font type is a set of characters with the same design and shape.

  1. Select the text you want to change.

    If you want all of text in a text box to change, you can just select the text box.

  2. Click the Font list arrow.

    Preview a font by hovering over it in the menu.

  3. Select a new font.

    Use the Font list arrow on the Mini Toolbar that appears near the mouse when you have selected text.

    Format Text

Change Font Size

  1. Select the text you want to change.
  2. Click the Font Size list arrow.

    Preview a font size by hovering over it in the menu.

  3. Select a font size.

    Use the Font Size list arrow on the Mini Toolbar.

    Format Text

Change Font Color

Changing font color is yet another way to emphasize text in a presentation.

  1. Select the text you want to change.
  2. Click Font Color list arrow.

    The colors that appear at the top coordinate with your current presentation theme.

    Preview a font color by hovering over it in the menu.

  3. Select a new color.

    Use the Font Color list arrow on the Mini Toolbar.

    Format Text

The Font Color button always displays the color that was used most recently. To quickly apply this color to other selected text, simply click the Font Color button instead of the list arrow.

Apply Text Effects

In addition to changing font type, size, and color, you can also emphasize the text in a presentation by changing the text effects. The most common and popular styles are bold, italic, and underline, but other styles such as shadow and strikethrough are also useful.

  1. Select the text you want to change.
  2. Select a font style like Bold, Italic, or Underline.

    Shortcuts:

    • To bold, Ctrl + B.
    • To italicize, Ctrl + I.
    • To underline, Ctrl + U.
    Format Text

To remove a font style from selected text, simply click the style button again, or use the Clear All Formatting button.

Change the Case

If you want to change the letter case for an entire block of text, it’s simple to switch to lowercase, uppercase, sentence case, or capitalize each word without manually changing each letter. You can also reverse the case of selected text with the toggle case option.

  1. Select the text.
  2. Click the Change Case button.
  3. Select a case option.
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Align Text

There are a couple of different ways to align the text in a text box. You can select from both horizontal and vertical alignment options.

  1. Select the text.
  2. Select a horizontal alignment option.
  3. Select a vertical alignment option.
    Format Text