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How to Create a Text Box on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slide

A PowerPoint text box is a special type of shape designed to hold text on the slides in your PowerPoint presentations. To create a text box, follow these steps:


Click the Insert tab.

It’s next to the Home tab.


Click the Text Box button in the Text group.

It’s the first option in the Text group.


Click where you want one corner of the text box to appear.

Drag to where you want the opposite corner, just like you’re drawing a rectangle.


Type text in the box.

Here’s where you say what needed to be said.


Highlight the text and use the usual PowerPoint text formatting features on the Home tab.

Format the text box itself by using Shape Fill, Shape Outline, Shape Effects, and other tools available on the Drawing Tools tab. By default, text boxes have no fill or line color, so the box itself is invisible on the slide — only the text is visible.


Tip: Most shapes you draw on your PowerPoint slides can function as text boxes. If you want to add text to a shape, just click the shape and start typing. The text appears centered over the shape. (The only shapes that don’t accept text are lines and connectors.)

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