Text Boxes

In this topic, we will insert a Text Box into a PowerPoint presentation.


  1. Click the Insert tab.

    Step 1
  2. Click Text Box.

    Step 2
  3. The cursor will change to a sword.   Click and drag the mouse to make a text box of whatever size you want.


    Right-click the Text Box.

    Step 3
  4. Click Format Shape

    Step 4
  5. Click Text Box.

    Step 5
  6. Put a check next to Wrap text in shape.

    Step 6
  7. Notice that many other options exist under the Format Shape dialog box; feel free to experiment and see what happens.   The options here allow you to affect many different aspects of the shape

    Step 7
  8. After making your selections, click the Close button.

    Step 8
  9. Your Text Box!

    Step 9

After completing this topic, you are able to add a Text Box to your presentation.