Do one of the following:
Add 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.
Add text to an AutoShape
- On the Drawing toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.), click Text Box .
- Do one of the following:
Add 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.
Add 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.
Add text to a text box