Inserting & Manipulating Text in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

PowerPoint 2010 (Windows)    |    Beginner
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In most cases, your PowerPoint slides will contain text. Discover how to work with text, including inserting text, using the spelling and grammar tools, and using the find and replace functions.


  • Inserting text
    Inserting special characters
    Undoing & redoing your actions
    Using the spell check function
  • Configuring the spell check function
    Adjusting the autocorrect options
    Using the find tool
    Using the replace tool


  • 4m 24s
    Unlike a word processor, inserting text into your PowerPoint 2010 presentation requires you to first of all create text boxes. These are used to ensure that your text is positioned in the right place on your slide. It is even possible to insert text into any shape that you add to your presentation. FREE ACCESS
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    Your keyboard will not always contain all the characters that you want to use. If you want to insert a special character into your PowerPoint 2010 presentation, you will need to use the symbols menu. There you will find a large selection of characters that can be inserted. These symbols can also be modified as standard text characters. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Undoing & redoing your actions in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
    5m 16s
    If you are making changes to your presentation but you are not sure whether you want to keep them in the finalized document, you may find the undo and redo tools useful. Another way of protecting your PowerPoint 2010 presentation from these changes is to create a backup copy of the file. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Using the Spell Check function in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
    5m 40s
    If you are unsure of the spelling for a particular word, you can use PowerPoint 2010's spelling and grammar tools. Words that the program is unable to find in its dictionary are automatically underlined. As well as selecting from a helpful list of suggestions, you can also improve the dictionary by adding your own words. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Configuring the Spell Check function in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
    6m 9s
    Before running the spell check function in PowerPoint 2010, it is a good idea to configure the spell check settings to your liking. You can choose the proofing language, configure the proofing options and consult your custom dictionaries. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Adjusting the AutoCorrect options in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
    6m 9s
    Some typing and spelling errors - such as missing or multiple capital letters - are automatically corrected by PowerPoint 2010. You can adjust what PowerPoint automatically corrects in terms of words, abbreviations, symbols and even automatic formatting. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Using the find tool in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
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    If you are looking for a particular word or section in your presentation, you can use PowerPoint 2010's Find function. Once you have activated this tool, you can scan through the different matches throughout your presentation, one by one. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Using the replace tool in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
    4m 27s
    In PowerPoint 2010, you can use the Replace tool to replace instances of a word or phrase. Leaving the replacement field blank is also an option, so that all occurrences of a certain text string will simply be removed. You can even use this tool to quickly edit certain fonts in your presentation. FREE ACCESS


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