Text within Shapes in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
Learn how to insert and edit text within a shape in PowerPoint 2010.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
OS: Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP
Date Created: December 2nd 2010
Last Updated: December 2nd 2010
Adding text within any shape in PowerPoint is easy -- do remember though that a few shapes such as lines won't allow you to add text. To add text within most shapes in PowerPoint, follow these steps:
- Select your inserted
shape, and start typing. Anything you
type shows up within the shape, as shown in Figure
1. Remember that almost any shape in PowerPoint is essentially
also a text box.
Figure 1: Text can be seen within shape
- If your shape already has some text, you can edit the text by right
clicking the shape to bring the context menu that you can
see in Figure
2. Select the Edit Text option -- this places the text insertion
point within your text -- at this point of time anything you type,
delete, or modify will show in the text box.
Figure 2: Context menu
- Figure 3 shows more text has been added within
the same shape.
Figure 3: More text added within the same shape
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