Do your bullets and numbers overpower the text on your PowerPoint slides? Or are they so small you can hardly see them from the back of the room? You don’t have to settle for characters that distract from your message. For example, suppose too large numbers distract from the text as shown in Figure A.

Figure A

To improve their appearance, just follow these steps:

  1. Select the numbered text.
  1. In PowerPoint 2002/2003, go to Format | Bullets And Numbering. In PowerPoint 2007, choose Bullets And Numbering from the Bullets And Numbering drop-down list on the Home tab.
  1. Click the Numbered tab.
  1. In the Size box, click the down arrow until 80 is displayed, as shown in Figure B, and then click OK.

Figure B

The numbers will now be 80% the size of the surrounding text, as shown in Figure C.

Figure C

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