Format text properties in slides

Format text properties in slides

Apply various styles and effects to text in slides and make your presentation content look impressive. Using the Editor app for iOS, you can change the color of text to make it match your brand, list ideas using bulleted or numbered lists, add superscript or subscript to indicate scientific equations, and much more. 

Choose a font face 

Fonts deliver both message and tone to your audience almost instantaneously on your presentation screen. Picking the right font for your design is important to keep hold of your audience's attention until the end of a presentation. You can apply a range of font faces to differentiate elements on a slide, such as the title head, body content, and table data values.

To choose a font face:
  1. Double-tap the text and click the Format option. This will display the text formatting options on the bottom pane.

    font face

  2. Tap Font on the pane and choose your desired font family from the list. Scroll down to see a list of all the available font faces in the app.

Change the font format 

Apply a font format such as bold, italic, or underline to make your text stand out on a slide. Bold text can be used to make a strong impression, while italics are useful for emphasis. You can also italicize slide titles when introducing a new term to make them a little more elegant. Underlining can be useful to differentiate the heading from the body text.

To change a font format:
  1. Double-tap the text and click the Format option. This will display the text formatting options on the bottom pane.

    font format options

  2. Tap to apply any of the following font face options:
  1. Bold font format  : To bold the selected text
  2. Italic font format  : To italicize the selected text
  3. Underline font format : To underline the selected text
  4. Strike through font format  : To strike out the text on slides during the review process but still leave the original text visible


Add superscript and subscript

If you want to show mathematical and scientific equations on slides, then you will need the superscript and subscript symbols. These symbols allow you to make smaller notations that are slightly higher or lower than the rest of your text. 

To add superscript or subscript to slides:
  1. Double-tap the text, symbol, figure, or number and then click the Format option. This will display the text formatting options on the bottom pane. 

    subscript and superscript

  2. Choose one of the following:
  1. superscript : Make the text appear above the baseline
  2. subscript  : Make the text appear at or below the baseline


Change the font size

Resize the text placed within objects on a slide to make it fit better with other objects. You might change the font size if you want to highlight some of the content on the slide and make it larger than the rest of the text on your slide.

To change the font size:
  1. Double-tap the text and click the Format option. This will display the text formatting options on the bottom pane. 

    text size

  2. Scroll down to the Font Size option and adjust the size of the text using the up and down arrow buttons on the pane. 


Change the font color

Make your text look vibrant and ensure it contrasts sharply with your slide background colors. The Show app for iOS provides a vast range of color schemes, which you use to can highlight important statements in your slides and make them more readable. For example, adding dark fonts to a light background or light fonts to a dark theme can help you obtain contrast in slides. 
 
To change the font color:
  1. Double-click the text and select the Format option. This will display the text formatting options at the bottom pane. 

    font color

  2. Scroll down to the Font Color option and tap the color you want to apply (either from THEME COLORS or STANDARD COLORS).

    standard font colors

  3. If you don't see the color you want in the list, tap and select one from the More Colors option.

    more colors option

Change the text alignment

Align your text horizontally or vertically on the slide to consistently line up your content with other objects. Properly arranging text makes it easier for your audience to read the deck, grasp your key concepts, and appreciate visual cues. 

To change the text alignment:
  1. Double-click the paragraphs you want to align on the slide and click the Format option. You can select a placeholder, text box, or shape to apply the alignment to all the content within it. 

    align text

  2. Scroll down to the Alignment option and align your text horizontally or vertically as follows:

    To align the selected text horizontally:
    1. left align : To the left of the placeholder, text box, or shape 
    2. center align  : To the center of the placeholder, text box, or shape
    3. right align  : To the right of the placeholder, text box, or shape

    To align the selected text vertically: 
  1. top align  : At the top of placeholder, text box, or shape
  2. middle align   : At the middle of placeholder, text box, or shape
  3. bottom align    : At the bottom of placeholder, text box, or shape 


Align text within a text box, shape, or placeholder

You can position and align text placed within text boxes and shapes using the margin space. Adjusting the lines with respect to the internal margin (left, right, top, and bottom) helps you provide breathing space between the content and the placeholder.
 
To align text within a text box, shape, or placeholder:
  1. Tap on the text box, shape, or placeholder containing the text and choose the Format option.

    Text Box margin

  2. Scroll down to Text Box option and align the text using the Left, Top, Right, and Bottom options.


Add bulleted list style 

You can use bullets on your slide to make your writing more concise and easy to read. 

To apply the bulleted list style to text:
  1.  Double-tap the text and choose the Format option. This will open the text formatting options on the bottom pane.

  2. Scroll down the options and enable the List Style switch.

  3. Choose the BULLETS option and pick the bullet style you prefer.

    Bullet list style

  4. Tap the More Options to customize the bullet list properties like Size and Color

Add numbered list style 

You can include instructions on a slide and convey them in sequential order using the numbered list style option.   

To apply numbered list style to text:
  1. Double-tap the text and click the Format option. This will open the text formatting options on the bottom pane.

  2. Scroll down the options and enable the List Style switch.

  3. Choose the NUMBERS option and pick the number style you prefer.

    Numbered list style

  4. Click the More Options to customize the numbered list properties like Starts at, Size, and Color


Adjust the line spacing

Line spacing is the space between each line in a paragraph on a slide. It's just as important as the font size on the slide. If the lines are too narrow, the text will be hard to read. If the line spaces are too large, the text will appear unrelated and spread out. Therefore, setting the right line spacing is important to improve readability.
 
To adjust the line spacing:
  1. Double-click the paragraph or line you want to adjust and click the Format option.



  2. Scroll down to List Spacing option and do any of the following:
  1. To adjust the line spacing within a paragraph, use the buttons provided next to the Line Space option 
  2. To adjust the spacing after or before a paragraph, use the up and down arrow buttons next to the After and Before options under Paragraph Spacing

Change the text indentation

Adding indentation is a good way to distinguish the start of a new paragraph, especially when there is no paragraph spacing. This can also be useful to create a multilevel bulleted list where each section is divided into a clear first, second, and third level section in the presentation. The usual text indents (right and left) set the space between the right and left margins on a slide. You can adjust this indent space as explained below.
 
To change the text indent:
  1. Double-click the paragraph or bulleted list you want to indent and click the Format option. 

    text indent

  2. Scroll down to Text Indent and apply one of the following indent styles:
  1. left indent  : To decrease the indent, tap the left arrow 
  2. right indent  : To add an indent, tap the right arrow 

Cut, copy, and paste text

Show Editor lets you cut or copy text and paste it on another slide with ease. Copying and pasting text saves your time since you don't have to retype huge lines of text every time. 

To cut, copy, and paste text on a slide:
  1. Double-tap the text or paragraph and tap Cut or Copy option.

    cut, copy, and paste text

  2. Tap the slide (or the position within slide) you want to paste the copied content to and click Paste. The content will be pasted on the slide.


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