Formatting a Text Box

Learn all about using PowerPoint 2003 text boxes, including how to format them, in this free lesson.

Formatting a text box

You can easily format a text box and modify elements such as the background color, line style and width, size, and position of the text box.

To insert a text box:

It is easiest to format a text box once you have entered text into it because you can see how it will appear on the slide.

To format a text box:


Tip You can use your mouse to move the text box on the slide; however, the Position tab allows you to control the precise location of the text box. This is extremely useful when you need a text box to appear in the same location on multiple slides.