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Q1:I still don't understand the difference between an empty text placeholder and a completed placeholder with title or bullets.
A1: The placeholder for title or bullets is present in a slide layout when you select it in the Layout task pane. It has a text prompt to “Click here to enter text,” but no text will be visible in the final slide until you enter it.

The title placeholder, when filled with text, is a special text box that contains the slide title—that's important because it makes it easier to identify that slide.

The bullet placeholder, when filled with text, is a special text box that contains bullets and the bullet icons.

We'll learn to create other types of text boxes in the next hour to supplement our title and bullet text.

Q2:What's the easiest way to correct or change text in a placeholder?
A2: The important thing is to learn how to select the text you want to edit. The easiest way is to drag through the text by holding down your cursor. With the text selected, you can begin typing the text you want and it instantly deletes and overwrites what you selected.

If you prefer, you can first backspace over or delete the text you want to replace and then type the new text.

Q3:Why can't I just create all of my text in the Outline panel?
A3: You can create any title and bullet text you want in the Outline area. We'll learn how to add sub-bullets (demote bullets) and create titles (promote bullets) in Hour 4, “Organizing with Outlines and Notes.”


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