Text Boxes

You have already been adding text to your slides using the preplaced text object placeholders. These placeholders have been the primary vehicle for your text additions. When you need text added to your slide outside the placeholders, use the Text Box tool on the Drawing toolbar.

When you add a text box to a slide, it behaves in one of two ways:

  • As a label, as shown in Figure 27.1, in which the text within it doesn't word wrap. This option is useful when you need a short caption for a chart or a graphic image.

    Figure 27.1. Text labels for charts help describe the information presented.


  • As a word processing box, as shown in Figure 27.2, in which the text within the text box does word wrap. The text box can expand, if necessary.

    1. Click the Text Box tool on the Drawing toolbar.

    2. Click on the slide where you want to position the text label.

    3. Start typing.

    Figure 27.2. Use a word processing text box when you want to add a lot of text.



Be careful when typing text labels. Don't type too much text, or the text box will run off the slide. When there's a chance you might have too much information, create a word processing box instead. If the text does overrun the edge, you can either add hard returns manually or resize the text box object.

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ISBN: 0672325349
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 474
Authors: Greg Perry

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