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Text Menu

This menu modifies selected text and provides a few tools familiar from word processing applications for your convienience for when you are making presentations with large amounts of text in them. The Text menu will only effect selected or highlighted text.

Text -> Default Format

Restores selected text to the system default font size, style and formatting.

Text -> Font...

The Select Font dialog contains options for selected segments of text:

The Select Font dialog

With this dialog, you can change the font, style and size of selected text. The preview box at the bottom allows you to approximate changes before you make them.

Text -> Paragraph... ( Ctrl + Alt + P )

The Paragraph Settings dialog contains settings for larger blocks of text, such as paragraphs. Using this dialog, you can set indenting, line spacing, bullet/numbered list and border settings.

Text -> Color...

Use the Select Color dialog to have precise control over the color of selected text:

The Select Color dialog

Using the color spectrum box on the left, colors can be precisely defined for use in your document. The color tone can then be adjusted using the scale to the right of the spectrum box. The input boxes below the color spectrum allow color values to be entered, so that exact colors can be specified.


Use the color picker to select colors from elsewhere in your document (e.g. images).

Text -> Style Manager ( Ctrl + Alt + S )

The Style Manager allows you to create an entire set of attributes that will be applied to selected text all at once. See Working With Styles

Text -> Import Styles...

Here you can import styles that you have defined in another KPresenter document.

Text -> Style

Using this submenu, you can apply a style that you have previously defined to the currently selected text.

Text -> Create Style From Selection

Copy the properties of the currently selected text and save them as a style that you may apply to other text.

Text -> Align

Align has a submenu with several options: Align Left ( Alt + L ), Align Center ( Alt + C ), Align Right ( Alt + R ), and Align Block ( Alt + J ) which is also commonly known as “Justify”.

Text is by default left-aligned.

Text -> Type

Using this submenu, you can format the currently selected text as a list, either of the numbered or bulleted type. If you choose numbered, you can then select a numbering style, and likewise if you choose bulleted, you can choose the style of bullets to use.

To change a list back to plain text, select None as the style.

Text -> Increase Depth ( Ctrl + + ) , Text -> Decrease Depth ( Ctrl + - )

Increase Depth and Decrease Depth move paragraphs in a list either to the right ( Increase Depth ) or back to the left ( Decrease Depth ).

Text -> Extend Contents to Object Height , Text -> Extend Object to Fit Contents

Extend Contents to Object Height and Extend Object to Fit Contents help to resize text within the text box or make the text box fit the text you have typed or pasted into it.

Text -> Insert Slide Number

Insert a dynamically-updated slide number. This page number will automatically update when slides are added or removed from your presentation to reflect the correct slide value.

Text -> Change Case...

Presents a dialog that provides a variety of different case/capitalization options for the currently selected text.

You may choose between several styles of capitalization, including all lower or uppercase, book style capitalization where each word except conjunctions has an initial capital letter, and sentence style capitalization where the first word in a sentence is capitalized. You can also toggle the case, so that uppercase becomes lowercase, and vice versa.

Text -> Spellcheck

Use this submenu to utilize the spellcheck options. If you enable Autospellcheck , KPresenter will automatically check text that you enter for spelling errors.

If you prefer to check spelling explicitly, rather than automatically, you can also force a Spelling... check here.

Text -> Autocorrection

Use this submenu to utilize autocorrection options. If you Enable Autocorrection , common spelling errors will be corrected as you type. For example, if you entered Teh , it would be autocorrected to The .

If the autocorrection feature is not active, you can also Apply Autocorrection check here.

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