Add text to a slide

Do one of the following:

ShowAdd body or title text

 Note   If your text exceeds the size of the placeholder, Microsoft PowerPoint reduces the font size and line spacing incrementally as you type, to make the text fit.

ShowAdd text to an AutoShape

ShowAdd text that stays on a single line

  • On the slide, point to where you want the text box, click, and then type or paste your text.

ShowAdd text that wraps

  • On the slide, point to where you want the text box, drag the text box to the size you want, and then type or paste your text.

 Note   To add text to a line, connector, or freeform (freeform: Any shape you draw by using the Curve, Freeform, and Scribble tools. Freeform shapes can include straight lines and freehand curves. They can be drawn opened or closed and can be edited.) AutoShape, you must add text using a text box.

ShowAdd text to a text box

ShowAdd WordArt

  1. Select the slide you want to add WordArt (WordArt: Text objects you create with ready-made effects to which you can apply additional formatting options.) to.
  2. On the Drawing toolbar, click Insert WordArt Button image.
  3. Click the WordArt effect you want, and then click OK.
  4. In the Edit WordArt Text dialog box, type the text you want.
  5. Do any of the following:
    • To change the font type, in the Font list, select a font.
    • To change the font size, in the Size list, select a size.
    • To make text bold, click the Bold button.
    • To make text italic, click the Italic button.
Applies to:
PowerPoint 2003