Add text to a slide

Do any of the following:

Add text to a placeholder

  • Click inside the border and type or paste your text.

    Click to add title

Add text to a text box

You can add text boxes and put them anywhere on a slide. When you add a text box in normal view, the text can be edited directly in the slide. If the text box is added in slide master view, you can edit the text only in the slide master.

  1. On the Home tab, under Insert, click Text.

    Home tab, Insert group

  2. On the pop-up menu, click Text Box.

  3. On the slide, click the location where you want to add the text box.

  4. Type or paste your text in the text box.

Add text to a shape

Shapes such as squares, circles, callout balloons, and block arrows can contain text. When you type text into a shape, the text attaches to the shape and moves and rotates with it.

  1. On the Home tab, under Insert, click Shape.

    Home tab, Insert group

  2. On the pop-up menu, point to a kind of shape, and then click the shape that you want to add.

  3. On the slide, click the location where you want to add the shape, and then drag the sizing handle until the shape is the size that you want.

  4. To add text that becomes part of a shape, select the shape, and then type or paste your text.

See also

Position text in a shape or text box

Add effects to text

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