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So what is a text box? Honestly, it's just a rectangular shape with no background and no outline. Yeah, in fact, you've been typing into text boxes all along Those placeholders where you've added things like a title and bullets were text boxes. There's really nothing special about a text box, except for its formatting. So why does it get its own video? Because it's the concept that's important. With text boxes, you can add your own text anywhere on the slide, annotating graphics or charts, or just throwing in some additional information.
Let's go to Slide # 15 to show you what I mean. In the third quarter, a major wholesaler picked up one of our lines of olive oils and Sales skyrocketed. I want to show that on our table. Let's move our table up a few notches to make room for a new text box that's going to appear underneath. Now, I'll click the text box tool found here under the Home Tab. I'll position my mouse right about here, underneath quarter three. I'll click, and now I'll start to type.
There's our text box. While I'm at it, I'm going to add a simple arrow pointing upwards, just like that. Remember that we can adjust these, things like the Width, the Color, the Position. I might click back to my New Wholesaler Added. Change the font, make it bold, use my arrow keys to position it exactly where I want it to go. I'll select that arrow, return to Drawing Tools > Format and change the style.
All right, now here's something fun to try: In slide number 17, we're going to try doctoring up the photo using a text box. I'm going to add a new text box right about here, and type in one of the flavors of our olive oil, Mandarin. Select in the frame, I'll choose a new font, and then I will rotate our text box 90 degrees using the green handle. I'll drag the new text box into position, right about there, and then make it a little bit larger.
We've now faked the label on top of our bottle of olive oil. There's a shortcut key I'd like to share with you. It's Ctrl+D. Ctrl+D takes the selected object and duplicates it, hence the D. So with our Mandarin text box selected, I'm going to hit Ctrl+D and then drag the new one into the new position. I'll repeat this a few more times, one for each bottle of Olive Oil. And to maintain the perspective of the different bottles getting smaller, I'll make each one a little bit smaller, and then use my arrow keys to fine-tune the placement on the bottle.
I'll wrap this up by changing the product names and changing the text box color to white, so we can read what it says. So there you go. text boxes, anywhere you want them with rotation, font size and just about any other setting you can think of. Simple and easy.
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