Once you have content in your slides, you can format them for a more visually dynamic presentation.
Formatting Different Content Types
When you select an object, valid formatting options will show on the Edit tab. If you select a text box, you’ll see all of the options for formatting text in the toolbar. If you select a table, then you can see the formatting options that appear in the toolbar. Other options appear when you select shapes, lines, charts or images. You can select multiple text boxes to format the text for all of them simultaneously.
Objects can be resized or rotated by clicking and dragging on the handles that appear when the object is selected. You can also right-click objects and select properties to access object-specific formatting options, such as chart properties or table cell properties. To delete slide content, select the edge of the object you’re editing and click delete or backspace.
Slide Size and Orientation
Slide size and orientation can be changed as needed under the Properties icon in the File menu. Click Document Properties to open the dialog box. You’ll have access to the General, Slide Formats and Table tabs.
Under the Slide Formats tab you can select various sizes and orientations. You can also select Text Style Defaults for you document. Click Close when you have set your Presentation Properties.
Arranging Objects in Layers
Objects can be layered as needed using the Arrange icon in the Edit toolbar. You can also arrange content from front to back using the options in the right-click menu.
Objects can be arranged as needed under Slide Settings in the Document Properties dialog box. Objects can be resized or rotated by clicking and dragging on the handles that appear when the object is selected.
Aligning Slide Content
Content can be grouped and aligned as needed utilizing the Alignment Icon in the Edit Menu. Select the desired objects and then click the icon to see the various alignment options.
As you move and size shapes, equidistant snapping and grid lines will also help you to size and place your shapes consistently.