Click and drag across the text you want to select.
PowerPoint immediately highlights the selected text onscreen.
To make changes to your text, you must first select the text to which you want to apply modifications. Selecting text in PowerPoint 2003 works the same as selecting text in other programs ”you highlight the text onscreen before applying any commands or changes.
Other Selection Methods
To quickly select an entire word, double-click on the word. To select an entire sentence, triple-click on a word in the sentence .
If you change your mind about selecting text, click anywhere outside the selected text to deselect it.