Sometimes you may wish to fine tune the indents and tabs in your presentations. You can do this by adjusting the indent markers and tab stops on the ruler. By default, the Ruler is hidden, so you'll first need to show the Ruler.
To show the Ruler:
- Select the View tab.
- Click the Ruler check box in the Show/Hide group if it is not selected. The Ruler will appear.
Showing the Ruler
For full instructions on fine tuning indents and tabs, check out our lesson Word 2010: Using Indents and Tabs.
Customizing bullet spacing
In PowerPoint, you can adjust the space between a bullet in a list and the text by using the First Line Indent marker. The ability to increase and decrease indentation gives you control over the lists you use in a presentation, and allows you to customize them to meet your needs.
To change bullet spacing:
- Select the lines you want to change.
- On the Ruler, drag the First Line Indent marker to the right or left. The bullet will move independently from the text.