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Format paragraphs in PowerPoint
The following article is a transcript from a our video product, "Intro to Powerpoint XP."

Paragraphs can also be formatted in PowerPoint (just like they can in Microsoft Word). And it’s easy to do! Simply place your blinking cursor somewhere within a paragraph and click on one of the three paragraph formatting buttons in the toolbar. Your text will jump into place!

If you can’t find these formatting buttons, than this toolbar may be hidden from you. To “unhide” the formatting toolbar, go up to the menu-bar and click [View – Toolbars]. Make sure there is a check next to “formatting.”

You can make your paragraphs align to the left, center, or right by clicking on the appropriate button. However, if you want to make your text justified (i.e. straight edges on both the left and right), you’ll need to go to the menu bar and click [Format – Alignment – Justify]

Another paragraph option you might want to modify are bullets and numbering. Most templates already have bullets installed, so that when you start typing, a bullet automatically appears. You can turn these bullets on and off by clicking the “bullets button” in the toolbar.

We can turn bullets on and off, but there are many aditional bullet options you can tweak. We’ll talk about these options in the next lesson …

Next: More on bullets ...
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