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When in Slide View, use the Home tab to quickly format text and shapes for any Quizmaker '09 slide. Here's how:

  1. Open an existing question from the question list, or create a new one.
  2. Click the Slide View button on the ribbon.
  3. Then use the following buttons on the Home tab to format text and shapes:


  • Paste: Click Paste to paste the contents of your clipboard onto the slide. Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+V.
  • Cut: Click Cut to cut the selection from the slide and place it on the clipboard. Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+X.
  • Copy: Click Copy to copy the selection from the slide and place it on the clipboard. Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+C.
  • Format Painter: Click Format Painter to copy formatting from one object to another. Double-click Format Painter to apply the same formatting to multiple objects.


[Click here for a brief video tutorial on text formatting options.]

  • Font: Click Font to change the font face.
  • Font Size: Click Font Size to specific a size for the font.
  • Grow Font: Click the Grow Font button to increase the font size. Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+>.
  • Shrink Font: Click Shrink Font button to decrease the font size. Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+<.
  • Bold: Click Bold to make the selected text bold. Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+B.
  • Italics: Click Italics to make the selected text italics. Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+I.
  • Underline: Click Underline to make the selected text underlined. Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+U.
  • Strikethrough: Click Strikethrough to draw a line through the middle of the selected text.
  • Subscript: Click Subscript to create small letters below the text baseline. Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+=.
  • Superscript: Click Superscript to create small letters above the text baseline. Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Shift++.
  • Change Case: Click Change Case to change all the selected text to UPPERCASE, lowercase, or other common capitalizations.
  • Text Highlight Color: Click Text Highlight Color to make text look like it was marked with a highlighter pen. Click the down arrow to the right of the button to select a different color.
  • Font Color: Click Font Color to apply the displayed color. Click the down arrow to select a different color.
  • Spelling: Click Spelling to check spelling on the selected slide. Keyboard shortcut: F7. To learn more, see Running Spell Check.
  • Clear Formatting: Click Clear Formatting to clear all formatting from the text, leaving only plain text.


  • Bullets: Click Bullets to start a bulleted list
  • Numbering: Click Numbering to start a numbered list. Click the arrow to select a different numbering format.
  • Decrease Indent: Click Decrease Indent to decrease the indent level of the paragraph.
  • Increase Indent: Click Increase Indent to increase the indent level of the paragraph.
  • Line Spacing: Click Line Spacing to specify line spacing.
  • Align Text Left: Click Align Text Left to align text to the left. Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+L.
  • Center: Click Center to center text. Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+E.
  • Align Text Right: Click Align Text Right to align text to the right. Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+R.
  • Justify: Click Justify to align text to both the left and right margins by adding extra space between characters as necessary. This creates a document with a clean look.
  • Align Text: Click Align Text to change how text is vertically aligned.


  • Arrange: Click Arrange to change the order, position, and rotation of objects on the slide.
  • Shape Quick Styles: Click Quick Styles to select from a list of shape fills, outlines, and effects.
  • Shape Fill: Click Shape Fill to choose a color, gradient, picture, or texture for the selected shape.
  • Shape Outline: Click Shape Outline to specify the color, width, and line style for the outline of the selected shape.
  • Shape Effects: Click Shape Effects to apply a visual effect to the selected shape, such as shadow, glow, reflection, or soft edges.
  • Format Shape: Click the Format Shape button in the lower right corner of the Drawing group to open the Format Shape dialog box.