Curved PowerPoint Text Effect


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Learn to create curved text in PowerPoint. Discover ways you can use the idea to add value to your business presentations.

Application of curved PowerPoint text

Curved text in PowerPoint helps you visualize the concept of -‘align around a core idea’. Some applications of the concept are:

  • Principles of an organization aligned around their corporate vision
  • Various functions in a company aligned around customer needs

Here is a diagram template that shows the application of curved text:

Curved PowerPoint Text Effect

Sample from Process Diagrams in CEO Pack

In this article, we will learn how to write curved text in PowerPoint.

Step 1: Write the text and add effect

First write the text you want to align around a circular path. Go to Format -> Text effects -> Transform ->Follow path -> Circle.

Transform Text MenuOnce done, you would see the text curved as follows:

Curved Text Example
Adjust Text Box Size
If you want the text to follow a circular path – select the text, go to Format ->Size and make the height and width of the text box equal as shown here.

This makes the text curve as follows:

Curved text effect 1
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Step 2: Determine the extent of distribution

When you click on the PowerPoint text, you will see a pink diamond handle. The handle allows you to adjust the extent of distribution of text around the path:

Distribute Text effect in PowerPointIf you want to distribute the text equally around the circle, pull the handle to draw a full circle. If the text is still not distributed equally, you may want to use space bar or ‘Tab’ to push the text. The result will be as like shown here.

Circular Text PowerPointYou can reduce the size of the circle, increase the font size or increase the amount of text to get a tighter circle.

Related: Curved Arrow Tutorial in PowerPoint

Step 3: Create your variations

Space multiple text elements evenly:

Space multiple text elements evenly

Have a circle that connects text elements:

Circle Connecting text elements

Include a design element in the center:

Text Effect with Design Element in the Center
What you do with the lesson you learned today is limited only by your imagination.

Related: 5 Slide Organization Ideas

More Options for Business Presenters:

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Here are a few samples from the pack:

Sample Lists from CEO Pack

Sample Innovative Lists from CEO Pack

Text Effects from PowerPoint CEO Pack

3D Process Diagram

Sample stylish Process Diagrams from CEO Pack

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Related: Amazing 3D Text in PowerPoint

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