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Part 4. Working with PowerPoint Text > Adding New Text Boxes

Adding New Text Boxes

Click the Text Box button on the Drawing toolbar.

Click and drag the mouse on the slide where you want the text box to appear until the text box is the size you want.

Release the mouse button; the text box is created.

INTRODUCTION

If your slide layout does not supply the number of text boxes you need to present your slide text, you can add text objects. A text object is simply a box that contains text. Like other slide objects, a text object can be moved and resized.


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Selecting a Text Box

To select an existing text box on a slide, click any border around the box. When selected, the box displays handles around the corners of the box. If you move the mouse over a handle of a selected box, a double-sided arrow appears, indicating you can drag the handle to resize the box. If you move the mouse over a border, a four-sided arrow appears, indicating you can move the box to reposition it on the slide.


Type the text you want to include in the text box.

Click anywhere outside the text box to deselect the text object.


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