PowerPoint theme tutorial.This tutorial explains to you to inserting and editing text in PowerPointhow to use our PowerPoint themes for best productivity andpresentation.
The most common way to add text to a slide is to type it directly into anyplaceholder on the slide. However, if you are using a blank slide (withoutplaceholders) or if you want to enter text outside placeholders, you can usea text box.Inserting TextAdding text to a placeholderAs soon as you select a slide layout the new slide appears with dummy text(such as "Click to add title") in the placeholders. When you click inside aplaceholder, the dummy text disappears, the cursor becomes a blinkingline ( | ) and you can start typing.
Adding text to a text boxTo add text anywhere on a slide (outside placeholders), click on the Insertmenu – > Text Box, or on the text box icon on the drawing toolbar.Click and hold down the left mouse button while you drag the mouse. When lthe box is the size you want it, release the mouse button Click inside the textbox and start typing.
Note: if you click outside the text box before typing in it, the box disappears.However, it is still there, but invisible. As this may cause problems later, wesuggest that if you lose your text box, undo the box (Click on the Edit menu,then Undo) and start over.Resizing a text boxYou can reposition the text box anywhere in the slide by moving the mousepointer over the gray border until it becomes a four-way arrow (a hand inMacintosh), and then clicking and holding down the mouse button whiledragging the box to the desired location.In order to resize the text box proportionally you need to select the box first byclick on the four-way arrow (you know that the text box is selected when yousee the gray border around it). Then position the pointer over one of the foursquare "handles" on the text boxs corners until the pointer becomes adiagonal, two-directional arrow Then click and drag the border to resizethe box.
You can also change just the height or the width of the text box byselecting it and positioning the pointer over the handles on the sides untilthe pointer becomes a vertical or horizontal two-directional arrow .Then click and drag the border to change the height or width of the textbox.The same technique is used for resizing images. Note: using the sidehandles to resize an image will distort the image, so use withcaution. To preserve the proportions of the image drag the cornersof the image as discribed above.Formatting a text boxIf the text box is not already selected, select it by moving the cursor over ituntil the cursor becomes a four-way arrow and clicking on it until you seethe text box border highlighted.
Right-click on the text box and select Format Text Box or select Format menu> Text Box. On the Format Text Box dialog you can use the tabs on the top tomake your selections.On the Colors and Lines tab you can select a fill color (if you choose a darkfill color it is a good idea to check the Semitransparentbox to make your textmore visible) and a line color and style for the text box border.On the Text Box tab you can choose a particular vertical alignment for thetext, word wrap, automatic resizing or rotation of the text.For example, the following selections