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Working with Text Boxes

By definition, a Text Box is a Shape. A Text Box has specific formatting because it is working with Text. Nevertheless, a Text Box is still a Shape, with or without a bulleted list or a Title. Shapes have Outlines, Fill, and Styles. Shapes are formatted with the Drawing Tools.

The Drawing Tools

This lesson begins with the short stack of Drawing Tools on the Home Ribbon. Then, we’ll review the Drawing Ribbon and find a few more options.

Hello, PowerPoint!

This Live Lecture was recorded at Charter College, Oct. 18, 2023.

Skills Taught

Identify and use the Drawing tools to apply formatting to a Text Box, Format the Text Box with Quick Styles, Create a custom Text Box by editing the Shape Fill with Color, Gradient, Texture, Patterns and Pictures, Format the Color, Weight and Style of the Text Box Outline, Work with Shape Effects: Shadow, Glow, and 3D Rotation.


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