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I would like to know how to highlight (or make individual words stand out) when I have cursor over individual words in a Powerpoint slide (mouse over type effect you see on webpages).  I have access to Powerpoint 2003 & can get access to Powerpoint 2010.

If its not practical doing this in Powerpoint please let me know.

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Question by:franable
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by:JSRWilson
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Do you know WHICH words are to be highlighted?
Would a click do instead of a mouseover?
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thanks for your replies

i would like to know how to do a mouseover effect for individual words, not a click.

The mouseover effect in the above link does not highlight individual words as you move cursor over words.  I guess it could work in the example if you put a button behind each and every word but I don't think I want to do that.

If its not practical doing this in Powerpoint please let me know what might work better.

Thank you
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If you don't want to do it with duplicate slides with highlighted words, you may be able to do it by assigning a macro to change colors of selected text to the Mouseover Action.

Here's an example of a macro that hides words. This probably could be adapted to your need: http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00662.htm
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thank you
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