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Changing a Text Box’s AutoFit Behavior
3. Set the horizontal and vertical position, and the point from which it is mea-
sured. By default, measurements are from the top-left corner of the slide.
4. (Optional) Click the Close (X) button in the upper right corner of the task pane
to close it.
Changing a Text Box’s AutoFit Behavior
When there is too much text to fi t in a text box, there are three things that may happen:
Do not AutoFit. The text and the box can continue at their default sizes, and the
text can overfl ow out of the box or be truncated.
Shrink text on overflow. The text can shrink its font size to fi t in the text box.
This is the default setting for placeholder text boxes.
Resize shape to fit text. The text box can enlarge to the size needed to contain
the text. This is the default setting for manual text boxes.
Whenever there is too much text in a placeholder box, the AutoFit icon appears in the bot-
tom-left corner. Click that icon to display a menu, as shown in Figure 3.15. From that menu,
you can turn AutoFit on or off. Depending on the text-box type, you might not have all the
menu items shown in Figure 3.15.
FIGURE 3.15
You can use the AutoFit icon’s menu to change the AutoFit setting for a text box.
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With a manual text box, the AutoFit icon does not appear, and so you must adjust the
AutoFit behavior in the text box’s properties. The following method works for both manual
and placeholder boxes:
1. Right-click the border of the text box and choose Format Shape. The Format
Shape task pane opens.
2. Click Text Options. Three icons appear: Text Fill & Outline, Text Effects, and Text
Box.
You can point at an icon to see a ScreenTip containing its name.
3. Click the Text Box icon. Controls appear that pertain to the text box itself. See
Figure 3.16.
 
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