Adding a Text Box

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated March 6, 2014)

When making a presentation, you can easily add text boxes to your slides. These come in handy for laying out text in novel and unique ways. In fact, if you place a blank slide into a presentation, it typically contains a few text boxes, one for a title and one for the slide's main text. (Other text boxes may also be visible, depending on the type of slide you added.)

To create a brand new text box, follow these steps:

  1. Display the slide you want to contain the text box.
  2. Click the Text Box tool on the toolbar. The mouse pointer changes to a small crosshairs. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Text Box tool.

  4. Click at one corner of where you want the text box to appear.
  5. Hold down the mouse button as you drag toward the opposite corner.
  6. Release the mouse button when the text box is the size you desire.

Once the text box is created, you can immediately start typing within it. You can also move or resize the text box, as desired.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

MORE FROM ALLEN

No New Fonts Error

Sometimes Excel does things that may appear just plain wacky. This particular tip deals with an issue that could crop up ...

Discover More

Inserting a Voice Annotation in Your Worksheet

Excel can, once in a while, try to be a "multimedia program." Here's how you can add short sound files to your worksheet ...

Discover More

Leaving Even Pages Blank

Want to print your document only on odd-numbered pages in a printout? There are a couple of things you can try, as ...

Discover More
More DriveTips

Formatting Text in a Slide

How you format the information in your slides can have a great impact on how your message is perceived by your audience. ...

Discover More

Changing the Theme of a Presentation

Themes allow you to apply a consistent look to all the slides in your presentation. Fortunately, Presentation allows you ...

Discover More

Adding a New Slide

As you develop your presentations using Google Presentation, you no doubt will need to add new slides. Here's how you can ...

Discover More
Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is two minus 1?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)