When using PowerPoint line spacing is critical. Use the PowerPoint indent and line spacing functions to ensure a professional look.
Indentation and line spacing are two important features you can use to change the way text appears on a slide. Indentation can be used to create multilevel lists or to visually set paragraphs apart from one another. Line spacing can be adjusted to improve readability or to fit more lines on the slide.
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Indenting helps to format the layout of text so it appears more organized on your slide. The fastest way to indent is to use the Tab key. An alternative method of creating an indent is to use one of the Indent commands. With these commands, you can either increase or decrease the indent.
To decrease an indent, select the desired line, then press Shift+Tab.
Indenting will give different results, depending on whether you are working with a list or a paragraph:
Once you've created a multilevel list, you may want to choose a different bullet style for different levels of the list to make them stand out even more.