One of the frustrations of earlier versions was that drop shadows were applied to all or none in a text box. Fortunately PPT 2007 solves that limitation!
As example, PPT 2003 you cannot apply a drop shadow to just one word – here I want to apply the yellow drop shadow to just certain words … can’t be done.
And here is the same text in PPT 2007 – now you can apply the drop shadow to any selected text desired
– Troy @ TLC