of Text (or text box) Activity
modify text you have to:
2.) "Command" it (via menus or keyboard shortcuts).
to this as the "Hey you, Do this!" protocol.
To get its
attention you must "select" it. There are several ways to do
so. First let's look at the first state of PowerPoint text as shown below.
State 1 depicts "de-selected" text. Neither the text in the
box or the text box is active. In this state you cannot copy or paste
data or move the text box.
In state 2 the cursor has
been clicked within the text box. The text box is "active" but
neither the text within the text box or the text box itself is "selected."
In this state you could add additional text to the text box.
In state 3 the cursor has been click-dragged across a portion of the text
within the text box. This text (highlighted in blue) can be copied, cut
or modified (font, size, color, alignment, etc.).
In state 4 all of the text within the text box is selected. This can be
accomplished by click-dragging across all the text or by clicking within
the text box and then selecting Edit > Select All from the menus. This
text can be copied, cut or modified.
In state 5 the pointer (arrow) has been clicked upon the border of the
text box. Note that the dotted pattern is different from the diagonally
striped pattern in the text boxes in states 2-4. In this state the text
can be modified (font, size, color, alignment, etc.) but ALSO(!)
the text box can be modified (box fill color, border, position, width
your understanding of the above by creating the following in PowerPoint!