Title a slide

There are a couple of different ways to add titles to your slides in PowerPoint. Use the Layout option to create a standalone title slide or to add a title to a slide that contains other text. You can also use the Outline view to create and update the titles of your slides.

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Use the Layout option to title a slide

  1. Click Home > Layout.

    The Layout option is on the Home tab.
  2. Select Title Slide for a standalone title page or Title and Content for a slide that contains a title and a full slide text box. Many other layout options include titles, too. Pick the one that’s best suited for your presentation.

    On the Layout menu, choose a theme.
  3. Select the Click to add title text box. Enter your title for that slide.

    Slide with the theme you chose. Add a title in the upper text box.

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Use Outline view to title a slide

You can also create a slide title in the Outline view. This view also shows the titles for any other slides in your presentation.

  1. Click View > Outline View.

    • A slide without a title will have no text to the right of the slide number.

      Slide 1 has no title.
    • If your slide already has a title, it appears next to the slide number.

      Slide 2 has a title.
  2. Click to the right of the slide number.

  3. Type your new title here, or update an existing slide title. Your text will appear on the slide as you enter it.

    Note: You can use the Outline view as your notes when you give a presentation.

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