PowerPoint Slide Manipulations


PowerPoint Slide Layout

A PowerPoint slide layout refers to how placeholders are arranged on a slide. Each slide layout contains a different combination of text and content placeholders. Typically a slide is divided into title and text placeholders.


To display the Slide Layout Pane (if it has been closed)

  • From the Format menu, click Slide Layout.


    To apply a text layout to a slide

  • From the Slide Layout Pane, Text Layouts section click on the particular layout you want.
  • Text Layouts normally contains the text only. Those layouts included Text Slide, Title Only, Title and Text, Title and 2-Column Text, Title and Vertical Text, and Vertical Title and Text.


    To apply a content layout to a slide

  • From the Slide Layout Pane, Content Layouts section click on the particular layout you want.
  • Content layouts can have Charts, Clip Art, Pictures, Tables, Diagrams or Organization Charts, or Media Clips.


    To apply text and content layouts to a slide

  • From the Slide Layout Pane, Text and Content Layouts section click on the particular layout you want.
  • Text and Content layouts have the text and also the charts, tables, etc in the slide.


    To apply other layouts to a slide

  • From the Slide Layout Pane, Other Layouts section click on the particular layout you want.
  • Other layouts contain those layout that is different from the text, content, and text and content layouts.


    PowerPoint Slide Background

    Backgrounds can be applied to the PowerPoint slides, handouts, and notes. The Background options that you can change include colors, gradients, textures, patterns, and pictures.


    To select a Slide Background Color

  • From the Format menu, click Background.

    Slide background color


  • Click the down arrow and select the color you wish to apply to the slide background.
  • Click on More Colors to choose from a wider selection of colors.


    To select a Slide Background Fill Effect

  • From the Format menu, click Background.
  • Click the down arrow and select Fill Effects. This will open a Fill Effects dialog box.
  • Click on the Gradient, Texture, Pattern, or Picture tabs to apply the fill effect. Choose the colors as you like.

    Slide background fill effect


  • When finish, click OK.
  • It will back to the Background window, there are 4 buttons:
    Apply to All To apply the formatted background to all slides.
    Apply To apply the formatted background to the current slide only.
    Cancel To cancel the formatted background.
    Preview To preview what the slide background will look like.

  • Click on the button that suit your needs.

    To get some free PowerPoint slide background, click here.


    PowerPoint Slide Headers and Footers

    Headers and footers consist of the text, slide or page number, and date you want at the top or bottom of your slides. You can use headers and footers on single slides or all slides.


    To insert slide Headers and Footers

  • From the View menu, click Header and Footer. This will display the Header and Footer dialog box.

    PowerPoint header and footer dialog box


  • To insert the date and time, tick the Date and time check box.
  • To add a slide number, tick the Slide number check box.
  • If you choose to insert the footer, make sure the Footer check box is checked and type in your desired text.
  • Click Apply to apply to the current slide. Click Apply to All to apply to all slides.


    Bullets and Numbering

    Bullets and Numbering is useful tool to divide your slide into points. Bullets and numbering come in different styles, sizes, and colors that you can apply.


    To add or remove bullets

  • Highlight the paragraph/s you want to add or remove bullets from.
  • Click the Bullets icon on the Formatting toolbar.


    To change bullet style

  • From the Format menu, click Bullets and Numbering.

    PowerPoint Bullets and Numbering dialog box


  • Click on the bullet style you want.
  • Click OK.


    To create Custom Bullets

  • From the Format menu, click Bullets and Numbering.
  • From the Bullets and Numbering dialog box, click on the Customize button to display the Symbol dialog box.

    PowerPoint Symbol dialog box


  • Select a customized bullet and click OK.


    To add or remove numbering

  • Highlight the paragraph/s you want to add or remove numbering from.
  • Click the Numbering icon on the Formatting toolbar.


    To change numbering style

  • From the Format menu, click Bullets and Numbering.
  • Click on the Numbered tab. Click on the numbering style you want.
  • Click OK.


    To change Bullets or Numbering Color

  • From the Format menu, click Bullets and Numbering.
  • Click the down arrow next to the Color drop-down menu box.
  • Select the color you wish to apply to your bullets or numbering.
  • Click OK.

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