PowerPoint: Formatting Text, Modifying Background and Printing Slides

Formatting Text

Formatting your text in MS PowerPoint is just like how you format your text in a MS Word. There are thousands and thousands of Fonts that you can download and use for free. The problem now is the choosing of the right font, size, and position of your text.

How to change Font style and size

Here are some ways on how you can format your text

Highlight your text you wish to format, click the Font text or the Font size panel and select the Font and Font size you wish to use.Formatting Text

Formatting text2The screenshot above shows the difference of changing the Font Style and Font size. From the basic “Cambria” to “Algerian”. From font size 44 to 54

You can choose from the different font styles for different presentations. The internet now gives you more options in selecting the best font for a better presentation. Formal presentations require formal fonts while entertaining presentations require round, bold fonts. You can also UNDERLINE, ITALICIZE, or BOLD your text for emphasis. These options are found below the Font Style panel or you can simply click Ctrl. B for Bold, Ctrl. I for Italicize, and Ctrl. u for Underline. Be as creative as you can.

Modifying Background

Dull, white background on your PowerPoint Presentation may sometimes be unattractive to your viewers. To make your presentation more presentable, changing your background may also help you achieve your goal.

Here is a guide on how to add background image to your slide instead of the plain, old, boring, white background:

1. Click Insert on the Ribbon tab

2. Select “Picture”

3. Choose the image you wish to use as your backgroundAdding background Image

4. Cover the entire slide with your selected image

5. Right click the image, click “Send to back”Adding Background image to slide

Your slide now has a background!

Adding BackgroundRemember to always match your background image with your topic. It is not necessary for you to have only one background image on your whole presentation. Just make sure that it fits the content on your slide, not just random, background image you found online.

Printing Slides

If your presentation is so good that you just have to have a hard copy of it, no worries, you can PRINT your presentation! Also, if you need to give handouts to your viewers, printing your presentation is also advisable for more accurate notes

Just like MS Word, you can also print your work. Here’s how:

1. Click the File tab

2. Select PrintPrinting slides

It will show you an overview of your work so you can check it and make corrections if needed.

Choose how you want your work to be printed and input how many copies you wish to print.

You can choose from the “Full Page Slides” option if you wish to print one slide per page, 2 slides, 3 slides, etc.

Printing Slides 2

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