Inserting & Manipulating Text in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

PowerPoint 2013 (Windows)    |    Beginner
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PowerPoint 2016 presentations contain two key elements: graphics and text. Discover how to insert and manipulate text, work with special characters, use undo and redo, work with AutoCorrect, and more.


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


  • 4m 31s
    Unlike a word processor, inserting text into your PowerPoint 2013 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 2013 presentation, you will need to use the symbols menu. There you will find a huge selection of characters that can be inserted, including arrows, diacritics and technical symbols. These symbols can also be modified as standard text characters. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Undoing & redoing your actions in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
    7m 3s
    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 2013 presentation from these changes is to create a backup copy of the file. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Configuring the Spell Check function in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
    4m 28s
    Before running the spell check function in PowerPoint 2013, it is a good idea to check the language settings of your presentation. You can also adjust which words are included in the sweep. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Using the Spell Check function in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
    5m 52s
    If you are unsure of the spelling of a particular word, you can use PowerPoint 2013'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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    6.  Adjusting the AutoCorrect options in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
    6m 6s
    Some typing and spelling errors - such as missing or multiple capital letters - are automatically corrected by PowerPoint 2013. You can also create your own codes that are automatically replaced by text strings or symbols. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Using the Find & Replace tool in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
    6m 8s
    If you are looking for a particular word or section in your presentation, you can use PowerPoint 2013's Find function. Once you have activated this tool, you can scan through the different matches of your search query, browse your search history, and even replace a selected occurrence with a different word or phrase. FREE ACCESS


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