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Text box formatting - Works Cited --hanging indent

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Students using PowerPoint for academic reports need to be able to include a

Works Cited list. It is difficult to format a text box so that it single

spaces and has a hanging indent. It is possible to set a tab but that creates

problems if changes are made to the size of the font or if changes are made

to the Works Cited entry. The text does not wrap the way it should.

I would like to see something like the paragraph formatting that is

available in Word for use in formatting a text box.

I found instructions for how to create a scrolling credits but it would be

more useful to be able to follow MLA citation formatting.

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    • Does dragging the indent thing on the ruler not do the trick? That's

      generally the way to set a hanging indent in PPT.

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      Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com

      Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/

      "D. Beaman" <D. Beaman.powerpoint.questionfor.info.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      news:14E46444-8E83-4142-B1D3-1FDBBEC22547.powerpoint.questionfor.info.microsoft.com...

      > Students using PowerPoint for academic reports need to be able to include

      > a

      > Works Cited list. It is difficult to format a text box so that it single

      > spaces and has a hanging indent. It is possible to set a tab but that

      > creates

      > problems if changes are made to the size of the font or if changes are

      > made

      > to the Works Cited entry. The text does not wrap the way it should.

      > I would like to see something like the paragraph formatting that is

      > available in Word for use in formatting a text box.

      > I found instructions for how to create a scrolling credits but it would be

      > more useful to be able to follow MLA citation formatting.

      > --

      > This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the

      > suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I

      > Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow

      > this

      > link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then

      > click "I Agree" in the message pane.

      > http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspx?mid=14e46444-8e83-4142-b1d3-1fdbbec22547&dg=microsoft.public.powerpoint

      #1; Tue, 27 May 2008 02:57:00 GMT
    • As Echo says you can achieve this with a combination of using the ruler and

      format > line spacing

      If you REALLY need the functions in Word you could insert a word file.

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      Hope that helps

      "Echo S" wrote:

      > Does dragging the indent thing on the ruler not do the trick? That's

      > generally the way to set a hanging indent in PPT.

      > --

      > Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com

      > Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/

      >

      > "D. Beaman" <D. Beaman.powerpoint.questionfor.info.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      > news:14E46444-8E83-4142-B1D3-1FDBBEC22547.powerpoint.questionfor.info.microsoft.com...

      > > Students using PowerPoint for academic reports need to be able to include

      > > a

      > > Works Cited list. It is difficult to format a text box so that it single

      > > spaces and has a hanging indent. It is possible to set a tab but that

      > > creates

      > > problems if changes are made to the size of the font or if changes are

      > > made

      > > to the Works Cited entry. The text does not wrap the way it should.

      > >

      > > I would like to see something like the paragraph formatting that is

      > > available in Word for use in formatting a text box.

      > >

      > > I found instructions for how to create a scrolling credits but it would be

      > > more useful to be able to follow MLA citation formatting.

      > >

      > > --

      > > This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the

      > > suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I

      > > Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow

      > > this

      > > link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then

      > > click "I Agree" in the message pane.

      > >

      > > http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspx?mid=14e46444-8e83-4142-b1d3-1fdbbec22547&dg=microsoft.public.powerpoint

      >

      >

      #2; Tue, 27 May 2008 02:58:00 GMT