SmartTutor 360

Add text to a slide

You can add text to a SmartTutor slide or a slide master by inserting a text box and typing inside that box. You can then format that text by selecting the text or the entire box. You can also add text to placeholders and shapes.

Select a heading below to open it and see the detailed instructions.

Insert a text box
  1. Open the slide you want to add the box to.
  2. On the ribbon, select the Insert tab, then select   Text Box.
  3. On the slide, click and drag to draw the text box in the position and size you want.
Add text to a placeholder

To add text to a text placeholder on a slide, do the following:

  • Click inside the placeholder, and then type or paste the text.

Below, the dotted border represents the placeholder that contains the title text for the slide.

Add text to a text box
  • To add text to a text box that anyone can edit, in Normal view, click inside the text box, and then type or paste the text.
  • To add text to a text box that is permanent and un-editable, in Slide Master view, click inside the text box, and then type or paste the text.

Use text boxes to place text anywhere on a slide, such as outside a text placeholder. For example, to add a caption to a picture, create a text box and position it near the picture.

Add text that is part of a shape

Shapes such as squares, circles, callout balloons, and block arrows can contain text. When you type text into a shape, the text attaches to the shape and moves and rotates with it.

  • To add text that becomes part of a shape, select the shape, and then type or paste the text.
Add text that is independent of a shape

A text box is handy if you want to add text to a shape, but you don’t want the text to attach to the shape. You can add a border, fill, shadow, or three-dimensional (3-D) effect to text in a text box.

  • To add text that moves independently of a shape, add a text box, and then type or paste the text.Add a text box
    1. On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click Text Box.

      Note: If you are using an East Asian language, from the Text Box drop-down menu, click either Horizontal or Vertical alignment.

    2. Click the slide, and then drag the pointer to draw the text box.

Notes: In Slide Master view, there’s a difference in how you use a text placeholder versus a text box:

  • Add a text placeholder from within Slide Master view when you want to prompt users of your template to replace the prompt text with text that is pertinent to their own project. (Normal behavior of custom prompt text in a text placeholder is that it disappears when you begin typing.)
  • Add a text box from within Slide Master view when you want it to contain permanent, uneditable text.