You will understand how to decorate text in PowerPoint 2010. PowerPoint offers many text decoration features and adds to the aesthetic sense of a presentation. These features can be accessed from the Home ribbon under the Font group.

Given below are the various font decoration features and their functions in PowerPoint.

S.No Icon & Description
1 Microsoft PowerPoint 2010Makes the font face bold
2 Microsoft PowerPoint 2010Makes the font face italics (slanted font)
3 Microsoft PowerPoint 2010Underlines the font face
4 Microsoft PowerPoint 2010Adds shadow to the font face
5 Microsoft PowerPoint 2010Strikes through the font face
6 Microsoft PowerPoint 2010Adjusts the character spacing for the font. Predefined settings are very tight, tight, normal, loose and very loose. There is a user defined space setting available too.

Besides these, there are some other font decoration features that can be accessed from the Font dialog. To open the Font dialog, right-click on the selected text and select Font.

The table below describes the additional text decoration features in the Font dialog.

S.No Icon & Description
1 Double Strikethrough

Adds two strike lines over the text

2 Superscript

Raises the text above the normal text. For example, the use of “nd” in 2nd

3 Subscript

Shrinks the below the normal text. For example, the ‘2’ in H2O the chemical formula of water

4 Small Caps

Changes the entire text to small caps

5 All Caps

Changes the entire text to capital letters

6 Equalize Character height

Adjusts the characters so that all are of the same height regardless of the caps setting