Split body text onto two slides

  1. On the Outline tab in normal view, position the insertion point where you want to split the text (for example, at the end of a bulleted paragraph), and then press ENTER.
  2. On the Formatting toolbar, click Decrease Indent Button image until a new slide icon and number appear (the split text will appear below that, as body text), and then type the title for the new slide.


There's another way to split text between two slides. While you're typing into a text placeholder (placeholders: Boxes with dotted or hatch-marked borders that are part of most slide layouts. These boxes hold title and body text or objects such as charts, tables, and pictures.) on a slide, in a single-column layout, if the amount of text is more than the placeholder can contain, the AutoFit Options button Button image appears to the left of the text. When you click it, it displays options that include splitting the text onto two slides or creating a blank second slide with the same slide title, on which you can type additional text.

Applies to:
PowerPoint 2003