Adding captions to an image is an effective method of providing extra context for the image or giving proper credit to the image owner. To insert captions in Microsoft PowerPoint.
Open PowerPoint and insert the image you want to add a caption to. To insert a picture, navigate to the “Insert”; tab and select “Pictures” in the “Pictures” group.
In the drop-down menu that appears, select where you want to insert the image from. You can choose to insert an image from:
- Your local unit
- Stock Images
- online Images
Once you have added the image, it is time to insert the caption. In Word, Microsoft actually provides a caption embedding feature. Unfortunately, this feature is not available for PowerPoint, so we need to insert the caption manually by adding a text box below the image.
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Back in the “Insert” tab, select the top half of the “Textbox” in the “Text” group, which allows you to draw a horizontal text box anywhere in the image.
To draw the text box, click and drag the cursor.
Write the text in the text box.
After entering the text, change it as needed.
Finally, you want to group the image and text. This is necessary if you plan to move the image around the image.
To group the image and text together, hold down “Ctrl” (“Cmd” on Mac) and select both image and text box.
With both items selected, click the “Group” button in “Organize Group” under the “Picture Format” tab.
Select “Group” from the drop-down menu that appears.
When you are selected in the future, the text box and image will be displayed as a single object.