Chapter 10: Creating a PowerPoint Presentation 217 Figure 10-8: The Line Spacing icon displays different line spacing options. Making numbered and bullet lists PowerPoint can display text as bulleted or numbered lists. The two ways to create such a list are before you type any text or after you’ve already typed some text. To create a bulleted or numbered list as you type new text, follow these steps: 1. Click in a text box. 2. Click the Home tab. 3. Click the Bullets or Numbering icon in the Paragraph group. A pull-down menu appears, as shown in Figure 10-9. 4. Click a bullet or numbering option. PowerPoint displays a bullet or number. 5. Type any text and press Enter. As soon as you press Enter, PowerPoint displays a new bullet or number. Figure 10-9: The Bullets and Numbering icons let you create lists as you type.
218 Part IV: Making Presentations with PowerPoint If you have existing text, you can convert it to a bullet or numbered list. To convert existing text into a list, follow these steps: 1. Click in the text box that contains the text you want to convert into a bullet or numbered list. 2. Select the text you want to convert into a list. 3. Click the Home tab. 4. Click the Bullets or Numbering icon in the Paragraph group. PowerPoint converts your text into a list. PowerPoint displays each paragraph as a separate item in a bullet or numbered list. A paragraph is any amount of text that ends with a paragraph mark (), which is an invisible character that you create when you press the Enter key. Making columns You can divide a text box into multiple columns, which can be especially useful if you need to display large lists on a slide. To divide a text box into columns, follow these steps: 1. Click the text box that you want to divide into columns. 2. Click the Home tab. 3. Click the Columns icon in the Paragraph group. A menu appears, as shown in Figure 10-10. 4. Click a column option, such as Two or Three. PowerPoint divides your text box into columns. Figure 10-10: You can divide any text box into multiple columns.