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Add and format text

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Add and format text to organize content in your presentation.

Add text

  1. Select a text placeholder or box.

  2. Type in the text you want.

Format text

When you select text and choose a format, hover over a menu option to see a live preview in your slide.

Format options include:

  • Font Color - Choose a font color for your text.

  • Numbering or Bullets - Create a list using numbers or bullets.

  • Add or Remove Columns - Add or remove columns in your text.

  • Text Direction - Change the direction of text.

  • Align Text - Connect your text to the top, middle, or bottom of a bounding box.

  • Align Left, Center, Align Right, or Justify - Align your text the way you want.

  • Increase List Level or Decrease List Level - Increase or decrease a list indent.

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