Formatting Presentations in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

PowerPoint 2013 (Windows)    |    Beginner
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Presentations are more effective when having visual impact. Discover how to format presentations, add color, align text, create titles, use themes, and more.


  • Changing your text's size & font
    Adding color to your presentation
    Aligning your text
    Adjusting your text orientation
    Organizing your text into columns
    Creating a title
  • Creating a title
    Modifying your paragraph spacing
    Using presentation themes
    Changing your slide background
    Creating a theme


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    One of the best ways of adjusting the appearance of any text that you have inserted into your presentation is to use the font and text size tools. PowerPoint 2013 offers a wide variety of font styles, sizes and effects - such as bold, italic and underline - that you can use to change the appearance of your text. FREE ACCESS
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    Color can help a particular section, word or object stand out in your presentation. As well as being able to apply color to just about any item in your presentation, PowerPoint 2013 can also help you create your own customized colors. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Aligning your text in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
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    Once you have inserted some text into your PowerPoint 2013 presentation, you can begin to adjust its position on the slide. As well as the standard horizontal alignment options - including left align, right align, centered and justified - you can also change the vertical alignment of the different objects in your presentation, and even adjust the margin settings of the shape you are editing. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Adjusting your text orientation in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
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    Once you have inserted some text into your presentation, you can begin to rotate or adjust it. PowerPoint 2013 features a number of different tools that you can use to adjust the form that your text takes. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Organizing your text into columns in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
    In PowerPoint 2013, you can organize your text into columns. This can be particularly useful if your slide contains a lot of text, or if you are creating a magazine- or newspaper-like document. You can choose the number of columns used and even adjust the spacing between your columns. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Creating a title in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
    5m 43s
    A presentation's title is generally the first thing that anyone sees and is very important. It is therefore useful to know how to make it stand out. PowerPoint 2013 features a tool called WordArt which can be used to create attractive and interesting-looking titles. Once your title has been inserted, you can add a number of different predefined effects, such as shadows, glows and even 3D rotations. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Inserting bullet points in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
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    If you want to begin structuring and organizing a list of data entries, you can use PowerPoint 2013's bullet point tools. You can create both bullet point and numbered lists, adjust their appearance, and even create sublists. It is also possible to create hybrid lists using both bullet points and numbers. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Modifying your paragraph spacing in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
    4m 57s
    In PowerPoint 2013, you can customize your paragraph spacing and indent. This can help you to give your text elements structure and ensure that what you have written is clear and easy to read. You can adjust how much space is left between each line, insert an opening line indent, and even modify individual paragraphs within your text box. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Using presentation themes in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
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    In PowerPoint 2013, you can change the overall appearance of your presentation by using themes. These themes come complete with a variety of different predefined elements, such as text font and size and background images or colors. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Changing your slide background in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
    6m 41s
    Applying a background to your slides allows you to create an overall appearance for your presentation. PowerPoint 2013 features a wide variety of different colors and styles that can be applied as a background. You can even create your own background using an image from your hard drive or an online picture library. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Creating a theme in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
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    In PowerPoint 2013, you can create your own themes. These can be very useful if you want all your presentations to look the same or have the same general appearance. Once your theme has been created, you can very quickly apply to any new or existing presentation that you have open. FREE ACCESS


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