Editing Individual Slides
In addition to using the command and menu icons, as you’re editing or creating a slide, you can position, move, rotate, resize, or add effects to individual elements of a slide (such as text or a graphic) by tapping directly on it. A blue frame will appear around that text or graphic element, allowing you to alter it using your finger. To change or replace the text or graphic, as opposed to resizing or moving it, double-tap on that element within the slide.
When text needs to be added to a slide, the iPad’s virtual keyboard will appear on the screen (as you can see in Figure 10).
Figure 10 When you need to enter text, the virtual keyboard will appear.
You can easily add or edit a graphic element or photo within a slide. Once you’ve imported the photo, for example, tap it so that a blue frame surrounds it. You can now position that graphic within your slide, resize it, or rotate it. While the graphic is surrounded by the blue frame, you can tap the circular icon with the letter “i” that’s located in the upper-right corner of the screen, and access the Style and Arrange window (shown in Figure 11).
Figure 11 Once you add a photo, you can customize its size and appearance within a slide.
Using the commands offered in this Style and Arrange window, it’s possible to add special effects to your graphics and photos, such as a frame or drop shadow. If you tap the Style Options submenu command at the bottom of this window, you’ll have access to even more features for customizing the appearance of the photos or graphics that will appear within each of your slides. From the Arrange submenu window, you can move the graphic forward or backward within a slide[md]plus flip it[md]or utilize a few other editing features.
You’ll notice that by tapping on the Style icon that a new submenu will appear, giving you the ability to add a drop shadow or reflection to your graphic (if you tap the Effects icon that appears), plus adjust the graphic’s opacity (shown in Figure 12).
Figure 12 You can also add “special effects” to your pictures, like drop shadows.