Change text formatting: font sizes, font types.

To change the font size and the font type of the text in a presentation, right-click anywhere on the text area and from the resulting menu, click on ‘Character’. This will open the ‘Character’ dialog box.


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Font 9In this dialog box, under the ‘Fonts’ tab, we have the ‘Size’ and ‘Font’ drop-down lists. The appropriate font size and font type can be selected from these lists. After selecting the required values, click on ‘OK’. This will make the required changes to the presentation.

Apply text formatting: bold, italic, underline, shadow.

In the same ‘Character’ dialog box, under the ‘Fonts’ tab, we have the ‘Style’ drop-down list. From this list we can choose the ‘Bold’ or ‘Italic’ options to make the text style as bold or italic.

Style 10After making the changes, click on ‘OK’ to make these changes effective.

We have another method to format a piece of text as bold, italic, or underline. First of all, select the text which needs to be formatted. After this, right-click on the selected text and from the resulting menu, click on ‘Format’. This displays a menu which contains three options for ‘Bold’, ‘Italic’, and ‘Underline’. The appropriate formatting option can be chosen from this menu.Format 11

Apply different colours to text.

In the same ‘Character’ dialog box which has been used in the previous sections, under the ‘Font Effects’ tab, we have the ‘Font color’ drop-down list. Select the required color from this list and then click on ‘OK’. This will change the text color.Font Colour 12

Apply case changes to text.

To apply case changes to text, first of all select the text which needs to be formatted. After this, right-click on the selected text and from the resulting menu, click on ‘Change Case’. This displays a menu which contains options like ‘lowercase’ and ‘UPPERCASE’. The appropriate formatting option can be chosen from this menu.Change Case 13

Align text: left, centre, right in a text frame.

To align text in different ways in LibreOffice Impress, click on ‘Format’ from the main menu bar and from the resulting drop-down menu, click on ‘Paragraph’. This will open the ‘Paragraph’ dialog box.

In this dialog box, under the ‘Alignment’ tab, we have the ‘Options’ area. Here we have a list of all the alignment types in the form of radio buttons. Select the appropriate alignment from this list and then click on ‘OK’. This will align the text in the chosen style.Alignment 14


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