Section 88. Enter Text into a Presentation

88. Enter Text into a Presentation


81 Create a New Presentation


89. Format Presentation Text

88. Enter Text into a Presentation

Generally, you'll add text and edit your slides in Normal view. (See 86 About Impress Views for a discussion of Normal view.) You can make edits directly on the slide and see the results of those edits as you make them.

First, you must insert a new slide in your presentation. The new slide will hold the text you want to type. The format of the new slide determines how your text appears and whether graphics might appear with the text. When you want to edit some text, you'll actually be editing text within a text box that lies on a slide. To edit text in a text box, click that text box to activate the text box and to place the text cursor inside it.

Impress displays the text box surrounded by sizing handles. Impress treats a slide's title as a single object and the slide's bulleted set of items as another object. Both of these objects are text objects, and they will appear inside an editable text box when you click them.


If you've inserted an element other than text onto the slide, such as graphic image, sound, or video clip, you can click that object and move, edit, or delete it as well.

Request a New Slide

To insert a brand new slide, click the Slide button from the Presentation toolbar. If you don't see the Presentation toolbar, you can display it by selecting View, Toolbars, Presentation .

A new slide appears at the location, with the layout of the preceding slide. Placeholders will let you know where text is expected.

Select the Type of Slide

You can change the layout of the new slide using the Layouts task pane. If you want to insert a slide with text and no graphics, you would select either the blank slide or one of the title slides in the pane.

Add Text to the Slide

Click any placeholder. If the placeholder rests in a title area, you'll be able to add a title to the slide. If the placeholder resides in an outline area, you will be able to add multiple lines of bulleted text to that area.


You can request that the current date or time appear anywhere on a slide by selecting Insert, Field and selecting one of the Date or Time options. If you choose a variable date or time, the current date or time appears at that location when you run your presentation. If you choose a fixed date or time, the field reflects the date or time you inserted in the presentation.

Insert the Next Slide

Once you finish with one slide, you can insert the next slide by clicking the Slide button on the Presentation toolbar, or by selecting Insert, Slide .


The Duplicate Slide option on the Insert menu makes an exact copy of your current slide in case you want a duplicate. Sometimes, it's faster to duplicate and then edit a copy of the current slide than to start with a brand-new slide. 2, Firefox, and Thunderbird for Windows All in One
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