Selecting objects vs. text


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Selecting objects vs. text

Because PowerPoint is more of a layout and design program than it is a word processor, it's object-oriented, instead of text-based. This means that everything on this slide, whether it be words or pictures is contained inside a bounding box. Let's take a look at the ramifications of working with objects in your PowerPoint presentation. Go to Slide 2. So first, what is an object? There are two states. When I click in the text, I'm in Edit mode. I can see my cursor flashing and my box has a dotted line around it. This allows me to drag across my text when I want to highlight it. Now if I click on the edge of the box, it now has a solid edge and any text formatting applies to everything inside the box.

Object mode also allows you to format the box itself using the drawing tools. This allows you to play with the object's fills and outlines with special effects like shadows or 3D. Now I'll go to Slide 3. If you'd like to add additional text to a slide, you ...

Selecting objects vs. text
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Selecting objects vs. text provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Alicia Katz Pollock as part of the PowerPoint 2010 Power Shortcuts

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Business
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PowerPoint
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