Text Alignments in Powerpoint 2010


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PowerPoint offers various text alignment options to create visually appealing designs and organising the content better. The table below describes the various text alignment options available in PowerPoint.

Alignment Icon Description
Text Alignments in Powerpoint 2010 Aligns the text to the left of the shape/ text box
Text Alignments in Powerpoint 2010 Aligns the text in the middle of the shape/ text box
Text Alignments in Powerpoint 2010 Aligns the text to the right of the shape/ text box
Text Alignments in Powerpoint 2010 Justifies the alignment by adjusting the character spacing so the final text looks aligned from both left and right
Text Alignments in Powerpoint 2010 Specifies text direction: horizontal (default), stacked (vertical), rotated by 90 or 270 degrees. You can also customise the text direction to other angles
Text Alignments in Powerpoint 2010 Vertically aligns the text; top, bottom or middle of the text box/ shape

Alignment can be done on selected text in text boxes, shapes and even SmartArt. This section will discuss the steps to align text.

Step (1): Select the text content to be aligned. If you select specific text, the alignment settings will apply to that text alone. If you select the entire shape/ text box the settings will apply for the entire selection.

Step (2): Go to the Paragraph group under the Home ribbon.

Text Alignments in Powerpoint 2010

Step (3): Select one of the alignment options described above to change the text alignment. Note that default alignment for text is usually Left.

Step (4): As long as the text is selected, you can change the text alignment multiple times.

Text Alignments in Powerpoint 2010


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