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Microsoft PowerPoint 2003

The Formatting Toolbar

The PowerPoint Formatting toolbar offers an easy way to format your text. Using this toolbar, you can change font, size, color, alignment, and text spacing.

return to topAccessing the Formatting Toolbar

The Formatting toolbar is generally located at the top of your screen, often to the right of the Standard toolbar. If the toolbar is not already displayed, access the toolbar by following this step:

  1. From the View menu, select Toolbars » Formatting
    The Formatting toolbar appears.

return to topFormatting Toolbar Options

The Formatting toolbar allows you many text formatting options. If the toolbar is not visible, refer to Accessing the Formatting Toolbar. If all of the below buttons are not visible on your toolbar, to locate them, use the Toolbar Options menu arrowToolbar Options Menu Arrow.

Formatting toolbar

The following table shows the Formatting toolbar options and their uses.

Toolbar Button Function
Font pull-down list Specifies font face
Font Size pull-down list Specifies font size
Bold, Italic, Underline, and Shadow buttons Makes text bold, italics, underline, or shadow
Align Left, Center, and Align Right buttons Specifies left, center, or right alignment
Numbering and Bullets buttons Arranges text in numbered or bulleted lists
Increase Font Size and Decrease Font Size buttons Increases or decreases font size
Decrease Indent and Increase Indent buttons Decreases or increases text indenting
Font Color button Specifies font color
Slide Design button Opens the Slide Design task pane
New Slide button Inserts a new slide and opens the Slide Layout task pane
Increase Paragraph Spacing and Decrease Paragraph Spacing buttons Increases or decreases paragraph spacing
Move Up and Move Down buttons Move text or objects up or down
Slide Layout button Opens the Slide Layout task pane
Background button Opens the Background dialog box
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