Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding text with text slides, boxes, and shapes, part of Learning PowerPoint 2016.
- We've already seen that one way to add text…to your slides is to simply click inside…the text placeholders that are already on the slide.…That's how I added the text inside these…two placeholders we see here.…But there will be times when you want to insert…text into a slide at a location where there…are no placeholders.…So let's take a look at some other ways to add text.…I'm going to create a new blank slide for this.…So I'll click New Slide and choose Blank.…So this is a completely empty slide with…no placeholders or any other objects.…From here, in the Insert tab of the ribbon,…we have a Text Box button.…Clicking that turns your mouse cursor…into the Text Box tool,…and we can use this in one of two ways.…You can simply click anywhere on the slide,…which creates a text box that will expand to fit…the text you type.…
You can then drag that text box…around on the slide.…Another way to use the Text Box tool…is to click it, and then drag the Draw Text box…that's already the approximate size and position you want.…
- Examine methods for creating new slides and sections.
- Review how to use the Format panel to customize text boxes and shapes.
- Explore adding audio and video to slides.
- Identify processes and best practices for creating slide backgrounds.
- Examine methods for presenting and efficiently navigating the slide deck.
- Recognize how to save work to the cloud or your local PC.