Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Working with Text
Working with Text
Most slides contain exactly one title and one subtitle text box. The title text
box typically defines the information that the slide presents, while the
subtitle text box displays supporting information.
When you create a new slide, both the title and subtitle text boxes will be
empty, although they’ll both display the message Click here to add
title or Click here to add subtitle . (This text won’t appear on your
slides if you don’t type anything there.)
If you delete all the text inside of a title or subtitle text box, PowerPoint
automatically displays the Click here to add title or Click here to
add subtitle text in the empty text boxes.
To add text inside a title or subtitle text box, follow these steps:
1. Click in the title or subtitle text box, directly on the slide.
PowerPoint displays a cursor in your chosen text box.
2. Type your text.
You can also create title and subtitle text in Outline view as explained in the
earlier section, “Designing a presentation with Outline view.”
Typing text in a text box
A typical PowerPoint slide lets you type text in the Title text box or the Subtitle
text box. When you type text in the Title or Subtitle text box, the contents
appear as slide titles and subheadings within Outline view.
However, PowerPoint also offers you a third option for displaying text on a
slide: You can create your own text box and place it anywhere on the slide.
To create and place a text box on a slide, follow these steps:
1. Click the Insert tab.
2. Click the Text Box icon in the Text group.
The mouse pointer turns into a downward-pointing arrow.
3. Move the mouse pointer over the area on the slide where you want to
create a text box.