Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Inserting content into a placeholder
Inserting content into a placeholder
To type text into a content placeholder, click inside the placeholder box and start typing.
You can enter and edit text as you would in any word-processing program. To insert any
other type of content into a placeholder, click one of the icons shown in Figure 21.28. A
dialog box opens to help you select and insert that content type.
A content placeholder can hold only one type of content at a time. If you click in the
placeholder and type some text, the icons for the other content types disappear. To access them
again, you must delete all of the text from the placeholder.
Placeholders versus manually inserted objects
You can insert content on a slide independently of a placeholder by using the Insert tab’s
buttons and menus. This technique allows you to insert an item in its own separate frame
on any slide, to coexist with any placeholder content. You can learn how to insert each
content type in the chapters in which they are covered.
Creating Text Boxes Manually
The difference between a placeholder-inserted object and a manually inserted one is most
signifi cant with text boxes. Although you might think that text boxes are all alike, there
are actually some signifi cant differences between placeholder text boxes and manually
inserted ones.
Here are some of the characteristics of a text placeholder:
You cannot create new text placeholder boxes on your own, except in Slide Master
You learn how to use Slide Master view to create your own layouts that contain custom text placeholders in
Chapter 22. If you move or resize any type of placeholder on a slide in Normal view, that may disconnect it from
future formatting changes you make in the slide master. The best practice is to make design and layout changes in
the slide master rather than on individual slides.
If you delete all of the text from a text placeholder, the placeholder instructions
return (in Normal or Outline view).
A text placeholder box has a fi xed size on the slide, regardless of the amount or
size of text that it contains. You can resize it manually, but if you reapply the
layout, the placeholder box snaps back to the original size.
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