Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Controlling How Text Fits in Text Frames and Text Boxes
shrinks the amount of space between lines and then it shrinks the text itself.
When text doesn’t fit in a text box, PowerPoint enlarges the text box to fit
more text. PowerPoint handles overflow text as part of its AutoFit mechanism.
How AutoFit works is up to you. If, like me, you don’t care for how PowerPoint
enlarges text boxes when you enter the text, you can tell PowerPoint not to
”AutoFit” text, but instead to make text boxes large from the get-go. And if
you don’t care for how PowerPoint shrinks text in text placeholder frames,
you can tell PowerPoint not to shrink text. These pages explain how to
choose AutoFit options for overflow text in your text frames and text boxes.
Choosing how PowerPoint “AutoFits”
text in text frames
When text doesn’t fit in a text placeholder frame and PowerPoint has to
“AutoFit” the text, you see the AutoFit Options button. Click this button to
open a drop-down list with options for handling overflow text, as shown in
Figure 3-4. The AutoFit options — along with a couple of other techniques,
as I explain shortly — represent the “one at a time” way of handling overflow
text. You can also change the default AutoFit options for handling overflow
text, as I also explain if you’ll bear with me a while longer and quit your