Formatting Text

When working in PowerPoint XP formatting text is simple. Just follow the instructions provided in this free lesson.

Adding text to an original slide

Many of PowerPoint's slides have text boxes already included and ready for you to add information. However, if you create an original slide, you'll need to add a text box or two.

To add text to an original slide:

  • Insert a blank new slide.

Insert Blank Slide

  • Click the text box button in the Drawing toolbar.

Insert Textbox button

  • Click and drag your mouse pointer to create a text box on the slide.

Drag textbox

OR

  • Click on Insert Text Box.

Insert textbox from menu

  • Click and drag your mouse pointer to create a text box.

Drag textbox