Organize list items with PowerPoint 2007's new column feature

With just a click or two, you can make your bulleted lists more attractive and easier to read -- and save on slide real estate, to boot.

When you need to present a long list of items on a slide, make a more attractive presentation by taking advantage of PowerPoint 2007's new column feature to arrange the list into two or more columns. For example, say you have a slide that lists 10 items, as shown in Figure A.

Figure A

long list

Follow these steps:

  1. Click to select the text box containing the item list.

  1. On the Home tab, click the Columns button and then click Two columns (Figure B).

Figure B

two columns

  1. Select the text and then select 40 in the Font size box on the Home tab.
The items are now arranged in two columns as shown in Figure C.

Figure C

formatted list

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