Formatting Slide Content

Once you have content in your slides, you can format them for a more visually dynamic presentation.

Page Numbers in Presentations Slides

Page numbers can be added to master layouts for consistent placement or to individual slides as needed. Go to the Insert icon, and choose page number.

You can format the page numbers using the text icons in the toolbar or creating a font Style for your page numbers by editing the style guide. Click and drag to adjust the size of the page number box and use the handles on the box to rotate.

Parameters for slide numbers can be set by right-clicking on a slide and going to Slide Properties. Under Slide Format, you can use the radio button to continue the numbering from a previous slide if appropriate, decide where to start numbering, or add a prefix or separator. To delete a page number, select the page number box and use Delete on your keyboard.

Working with Lines in Presentations

To add a line to a slide, go to the Edit toolbar and choose the Shape icon. In the drop-down menu, choose lines and then Basic, Arrow, Double Arrow or Elbow Connector.

As you draw your line, using the guides that appear to place it accurately. To add text on a line, double-click and then begin to type. Once you click off the line or hit Enter, the line separates so the text is easily readable.

The weight, color, style and endpoints of lines and size of arrows can be adjusted after a line has been inserted in a slide. Click on the Border Format icon in the Edit toolbar to access these options.

Formatting Content

There are many options available for formatting content after you’ve added it to your Presentation. On the Edit tab, available formatting options will be shown when an object is selected. Unavailable options will be disabled and grayed out.

For text, you can also apply Styles from the Edit tab. The Normal style chosen at document creation is available, as well as several others. For more information, see the article Using Style Guides.

With all objects, you can right-click to access specific formatting options in the object’s properties, such as border width, border style, and border color. Shapes can be resized or rotated by clicking and dragging on the handles that appear when the object is selected.

Using the color picker, you can create up to seven custom colors at a time. These will persist on the user level across documents, accounts and browser refresh. You can also resize or rotate objects using the handles along the object’s border.

Some elements can be superimposed over one another. For example, if you have added a line to a slide, you can double-click the line to insert text into the center of the line. Borders can be added for columns in column charts and around slices in pie or doughnut charts.

Slide size and orientation can be changed as needed under Slide Settings in the Document Properties dialog box or in the Slide Properties dialog box for Master Layouts. You can set your slide(s) for portrait or landscape orientation and set height and width for custom slides.

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