When you emit a healthy glow, it makes the world take notice. It conveys a sense of positive well-being (or maybe that you’re pregnant — if so, congratulations. Or oops, as the case may be). Sometimes, you want your words to shine similarly to show the world that whatever it is you’re writing deserves the extra attention that plain text just won’t communicate. In the following PowerPoint 2007 tip, you’ll learn how to make your text stand out by adding a ‘glowing’ effect to it.
There are many different ways that you can make text stand out in PowerPoint. For example, you can change the text color, size, style or even rotate the text. For those who want that added flair, you can apply a glowing text effect to your text, as shown in the figure below.
It’s easy to add a glowing effect to your text. The steps below describe how to do it in PowerPoint 2007. A word of caution though — less is always more, so use this feature sparingly. Too much glowing text will just distract your audience!
Within your presentation, navigate to the slide containing the text you want to apply a glowing effect to. On the slide, highlight the specific text that you want to glow. Click the “Format” tab in the Ribbon. If you don’t see the Format tab chances are you did not select the text and you need to repeat step 2.
Within the WordArt Styles group, click the Text Effects option.
From the drop down menu, point to Glow and choose your desired glow effect. Alternatively, if you don’t see an appropriate color, hover your mouse over the More Glow Colors to choose from more colors.
Once you select the glow effect, it is automatically applied to the text you selected in step 2. To remove the glow effect, simply repeat the steps described above and click the No Glow option in step 5.