Text boxes can be added to any slide, including slide masters and feedback masters. Here's how:

  1. In Slide View, go to the Insert tab and click Text Box.
  2. Click and drag on your slide canvas to draw a text box.
  3. Type your text in the text box. Or, if you've previously copied some text to your clipboard, press Ctrl+V to paste it into the text box.

Tip: A super-fast way to create a text box is to use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+T. For more keyboard shortcuts, click here.

To make your text box look the way you want, do any of the following:

  • Resize a text box by dragging any of the sizing handles on its perimeter.
  • Rotate a text box by dragging the green rotation handle at the top of the box.
  • Move a text box simply by dragging it to a new location on the slide.
  • Change the font and paragraph attributes.
  • Change the fill color, line color, effects, and other properties. Use the Format tab, or right-click the text box and choose Format Shape or Size and Position.

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