Formatting Text

When working in PowerPoint 2003 formatting text is simple. Just follow the instructions provided in this free lesson.

Cut, copy, and paste

Once you've determined how your text will appear in your slides, you may need to cut copy or paste some information.

To copy and paste:

  • Select the text you want to copy.

Select text for copying

  • Click the copy button on the Standard toolbar (Ctrl+C).

copy button

  • Move your mouse pointer to the location on the slide where you want the text to appear.
  • Click the paste button on the Standard toolbar (Ctrl+V).

paste button

To cut and paste:

  • Select the text you want to cut.
  • Click the cut button on the Standard Toolbar (Ctrl+X).

cut button

  • Move your mouse pointer to the location on the slide where you want the text to appear.
  • Click the paste button on the Standard toolbar (Ctrl+V).

 The keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+C, Ctrl+X, and Ctrl+V can help make cutting, copying, and pasting faster. If you don't already know them, learn these shortcuts.