Module 6: Open Office Impress/Text and Text Formating/Subsection 1 Formatting Toolbar

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The Formatting Toolbar

The Formatting Toolbar allows you to make changes to your text to give it the look you want for your presentation. Use the Formatting Toolbar to set the color, size, and overall look of your text. It doesn't matter whether the text is an original slide or is in a preset layout. Here are some of the formatting options:

  • Font type, Font size, Bold, Italics, Underline, Font color
  • Center, Align Left, Align Right, Justified
  • Increase Font Size, Increase Spacing, Decrease Spacing

You will notice that Impress’ default font or text type for titles is Times New Roman. The Title defaults to a 44-point font; the slide text defaults to a 32-point font. You can change the font type, font size and more.

Using the Formatting Toolbar

To Format Text, Follow the Steps Below:

  • To make formatting changes to text that you have not entered yet, click on the down-pointing arrow (e.g., Font Type. Font Color) OR the format button that you want to apply to the slide (e.g., Bold, Italic, Underline, etc).
  • To make formatting changes to existing text, highlight the text and click on the down-pointing arrow OR button.

Take some time to experiment with the different formatting options to decide what's best for your presentation.

Using the Format Menu

You can also use the Format menu to make formatting changes to the text in your presentation.

To Format Text, Follow the Steps Below:

  • Highlight the text that you want to format.
  • Click on Format Character on the menu bar.
  • The Character dialogue box will appear.
  • Select the desired Font, and/or Typeface, and/or Size.
  • Click the OK button.