Video:Using Font Color and Style in PowerPoint 2011 for Macwith Brian Smith
Adjust the look of your PowerPoint presentation by editing the text color and font style. Watch this video tutorial from About.com to learn how to use front color and style in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.See Transcript
Transcript:Using Font Color and Style in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
Hi, I’m Brian Smith for About.com here to share some tips on adjusting font colors and font styles in Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.
Editing Font Color in PowerPoint
I have a simple presentation open using the default text colors and styles. Let’s say for this presentation though, you want to make some modifications and select a different font color and font style for your text. To adjust the text color, first I’m going to highlight the text I’d like to change by dragging my cursor over the text.
Next notice on the Home Ribbon, there is a Font Color button. There are two parts to this button. The main part will change your highlighted text to the color displayed in the little bar beneath the “A.” Next to that, you’ll see a small down arrow that when you click on it will show you a palette of different colors you can chose from. Once you select a color, two things will happen. First, you’ll see that the color of your text changed. You’ll also see that the default color for the text button changed which means, if you highlight another piece of text and then simply click the text color button, it will change your text to that color.
Editing the Font Style in PowerPoint
The Font Style selector works much the same way when changing the text font. First, let’s change this line to a different font. As we did before, I’ll highlight the text I’d like to change then go up to the font selector and change to a different font style. I’ll pick American Typewriter for this example. You’ll notice the text changed as expected. You’ll also notice another feature with the Font Selector.If you click within a piece of text, PowerPoint will show you which font was being used.
Format Paintbrush in PowerPoint
Here’s a final tip when working with Font Colors and Font Styles. Let’s say we would like the rest of our text to look like this first line. Instead of highlighting and changing them all as we did before, you can easily have text take on the properties of your highlighted text by using the format paintbrush. After clicking the paintbrush, you’ll notice my cursor changes to a paintbrush cursor. Now whatever text I highlight will take on the same properties of my original text. I hope you found this tip helpful when using PowerPoint.
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