Adding text within any shape in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows 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 in 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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