Text Basics

Learn how to cut, copy, paste, and format text, including using a PowerPoint text box, for strong PowerPoint presentations.


  1. Open an existing PowerPoint presentation. If you want, you can use our practice presentation.
  2. Select some text, and try the Copy, Cut, and Paste commands.
  3. Try applying different formatting to the text.
  4. Experiment with horizontal and vertical alignment.
  5. Try using the Find and Replace commands. If you are using the example, change the word Likes to Enjoys.