In this article you will find 5 ways you can fit long text into your PowerPoint template placeholders.
The issue with Text placeholders
Most PowerPoint Templates provide a placeholder box for text. But when trying to enter your content into a template, you may find that the text overflows. It just doesn’t fit into the space already provided.
Let’s see how to deal with this issue with an example. Here is an example slide that we will try to make over :
We’ll try and replace the bullet list with the following PowerPoint puzzle template:
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When you copy long sentences or bullet lists into the placeholder text boxes, you may find that it doesn’t fit into the space provided. Here is what happened when we just copy-pasted the content of the example slide into the template:
How do you ensure that the template works for you in such cases? Here are 5 ways in which you can adjust your PowerPoint Templates :
5 Ways To Adjust Template Text Boxes
1. Extend The Text box
Each placeholder box has a boundary. You can drag the corners of the text box to increase its size. This will ensure that more text fits into the text box.
Another option is to..
2. Reduce Font Size
The templates usually use font size 24 for text. You can change the font size to 22px or 20px to reduce the font size.
If you wish to keep the font size the same, you can…
3. Change the Font Style
There are fonts that are narrower in width and use less space. You will find them names as ‘Arial Narrow’ or ‘Archivo Narrow’ etc.
You can select all the text boxes in the slide and change the font style like this:
4. Revise the original text
Sometimes the original text is copied from a document or a long-ish bullet point sentence. In such cases, revising can reduce the amount of text.
5. Add Additional Text Boxes
If you have a lot more text to be added to the slide, you can copy or duplicate (Shortcut : Ctrl + D) an existing text box. Then add in your text into the new box!
Hope you found the tips in this article useful to customize your templates quickly and easily!
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