Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 - Text Boxes

This guide will show you how to manipulate text boxes to fill whatever is needed for the presentation.


Text Box Basics

  1. Click Insert,then choose Text Box.
  2. Click anywhere on the slide, and start typing.
  3. Clicking within the box will allow changes to the text itself to be done.
  4. Using the arrow keys will allow you  to “nudge” the box- this allows for very specific placement. 

Rotating Text Boxes

  1. Click on the text box.
  2. There will be a dot above the box- click and drag this to rotate the text.

Copying Text Boxes

  1. Right click, copy, paste.

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