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Author Topic: how to insert breaks in PowerPoint 2003 ?  (Read 1541 times)

kalos

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how to insert breaks in PowerPoint 2003 ?
« on: September 14, 2010, 07:48:52 PM »
hello

I use PowerPoint 2003 and I need to somehow seperate some text from another text and use different indents for each text

in Word 2003 this is done if you insert a line break or column break between the texts

but in PowerPoint 2003, I don't see Insert > Breaks menu

any idea?

thanks 

Curt

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Re: how to insert breaks in PowerPoint 2003 ?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2010, 07:49:23 AM »
You cannot change the style within the same paragraph/level, you must make the new style be a new level:

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The screenshot is from PowerPoint 2010, but the principles should be the same.
I will recommend Office 2010, the trial period does not limit the features.


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Re: how to insert breaks in PowerPoint 2003 ?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2010, 10:02:37 AM »
Power Point's text formatting is not as elaborate as Word's.

You can use carriage returns (ENTER) & soft line breaks. (SHIFT+ENTER)
Soft line breaks create a new line but text is still part of the "paragraph", which is where indents, etc. are controlled.

Are you viewing the Ruler? Turn it on and you should be able to control indents (more or less) that way. You may need to "fake it" with tabs & tab stops.

You can also create multiple text boxes on a slide. Clunky but it works.

However, keep in mind that cramming too much text onto a slide is very poor presentation design. The slide should not be a written document of your ideas. The slide should be a few key points to help you (and your audience) remember your ideas.
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