Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Controlling How Text Fits in Text Frames and Text Boxes
Choosing default AutoFit options for text frames
Unless you change the default AutoFit options, PowerPoint shrinks the
amount of space between lines and then shrinks the text itself to make text
fit in text placeholder frames. Follow these steps if you want to decide for
yourself whether PowerPoint “auto-fits” text in text frames:
1. Open the AutoFormat As You Type tab in the AutoCorrect dialog box.
Here are the two ways to get there:
• ClicktheAutoFitOptionsbutton(refertoFigure3-4)andchoose
Control AutoCorrect Options on the drop-down list.
• OntheFiletab,chooseOptionstoopenthePowerPointOptions
dialog box. In the Proofing category, click the AutoCorrect Options
2. Deselect the AutoFit Title Text to Placeholder check box to prevent
auto-fitting in title text placeholder frames.
3. Deselect the AutoFit Body Text to Placeholder check box to prevent
auto-fitting in text placeholder frames apart from title frames.
4. Click OK.
Choosing how PowerPoint “AutoFits”
text in text boxes
PowerPoint offers three options for handling overflow text in text boxes:
Do Not AutoFit: Doesn’t fit text in the text box but lets text spill out
Shrink Text on Overflow: Shrinks the text to make it fit in the text box
Resize Shape to Fit Text: Enlarges the text box to make the text fit inside it
Follow these steps to tell PowerPoint how or whether to fit text in text boxes:
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1. Select the text box.
2. Right-click the text box and choose Format Shape.
The Format Shape dialog box pane opens.
3. Go to the Size & Properties tab.
4. Display the Text Box options.
5. Choose an AutoFit option: Do Not AutoFit, Shrink Text on Overflow, or
Resize Shape to Fit Text.
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