Text Basics

Learn how to cut, copy, paste, and format text, including using a PowerPoint text box, for strong PowerPoint presentations.

Challenge!

  1. Open an existing PowerPoint presentation. If you want, you can use this example.
  2. Insert text in a placeholder or text box. If you are using the example, add a title to slide 2.
  3. Insert a text box, then move and resize it.
  4. Delete text. If you are using the example, delete the last bullet from slide 3.
  5. Select text and try the Copy, Cut, and Paste commands.
  6. Modify text so it is a bulleted list. If you are using the example, bullet the list on slide 8.
  7. Experiment with horizontal and vertical alignment.
  8. Change text direction. If you are using the example, modify the word STAR on slide 8 so it is stacked.