Text Formatting: Character Spacing in PowerPoint

Created: Wednesday, January 2, 2019, posted by at 11:29 am

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Font size does make a difference for the aesthetics of your slide, but what do you do if the text itself uses more or less space than you may want? Sometimes, you may want the text to take just a wee bit lesser space so that all content can fit within two lines rather than three. If you would like to alter the spacing between text characters, you can do so by using PowerPoint’s Character Spacing option, which affects the appearance and readability of both title and body text. Essentially Character Spacing is the amount of space in-between individual letters. You can easily adjust this spacing for a cleaner look or to make more or less text fit within any text container.

To learn more, choose your version of PowerPoint. If we do not have a tutorial for your version of PowerPoint, explore the version closest to the one you use.

Microsoft Windows

Character Spacing in PowerPoint 2016

Character Spacing in PowerPoint 2013

Character Spacing in PowerPoint 2010

Apple Mac

Character Spacing in PowerPoint 2011

Character Spacing in PowerPoint



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