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Switch to PowerPoint for Windows from Slides
Switch to PowerPoint for Windows from Slides

Add and format

Add text

Tap inside the placeholder, and then type or paste the text.

If your text exceeds the size of the placeholder, PowerPoint reduces the font size and line spacing incrementally as you type to make the text fit.

PowerPoint format text

Insert pictures

  1. Select where you want to insert the picture on the slide.

  2. On the Insert tab, select Pictures or Online Pictures.

  3. In the dialog box that opens, browse to the picture that you want to insert, tap that picture, and then Insert.

On the Insert tab, click Pictures.

Insert Shapes, Icons, Charts, and SmartArt

The Insert tab allows you to add visual appeal to your slides.

  • Select Insert > Shapes and in the drop-down select the shape.

  • Select Insert > Icons and in the drop-down select the icon.

  • Select Insert > SmartArt and in the gallery tap the layout for the SmartArt graphic you want.

  • Select Insert > Chart and tap the chart type then double-click the chart you want.

The Insert tab in PowerPoint

Insert videos

  1. In your web browser, locate the video you want.

  2. For an online video, copy the URL of the web page from the Address bar of your browser.

  3. Switch back to PowerPoint and select the slide where you want to place the video.

  4. On the Insert tab of the ribbon, select Video > Online Video.

  5. In the Online Video dialog box, paste the URL you copied in step 2.

  6. Select Insert.

Add video to your slides

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