I'm learning PowerPoint and have run into a simple formatting issue. I have a slide with two panes (Content with Caption) and wish to add a colored background (e.g. blue) to the lefthand pane.
I tried Googling this topic, and one or two sites told me to right click on the pane and then click on FORMAT BACKGROUND. Problem is that FORMAT TEXT EFFECTS and FORMAT SHAPE are the only choices involving formatting.
What am I doing wrong/missing?