Creating an engaging PowerPoint presentation can be difficult, but you can make a dull presentation seem more appealing by adding some basic visual enhancements. A good way to do this is by bending text on your images. Here's how.
These instructions have been written with the latest versions of PowerPoint in mind, but they should work for older versions of PowerPoint as well. You can also curve text in Word by following a similar process.
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To begin with, you must open a PowerPoint presentation and select an image. You must then insert a new text box or WordArt text object, depending on the type of text you want to create.
To do this, click on the "Insert" tab in the menu bar.
From here, click the "Textbox" or "WordArt" button from the "Text" section of the field.
If you choose to insert WordArt, select the style you want from the drop-down list that appears below.
To insert a text box, click an appropriate position on your image to insert it. If you choose to use WordArt, a box will automatically appear in the center of your image with placeholder text, which you can then delete or edit.
When your WordArt or text box is in place, enter the text you want to see curved. To start bending your text, make sure your WordArt object or text box is selected and then select the "Format" tab on the menu bar. From here, click on the "Text Effects" button.
The effect is automatically applied.
You can then edit the curved path of your text by using the mouse or trackpad to move the little yellow dot icon that appears when the text box or WordArt object
If you are not happy with the effect, you can reset it to normal by clicking Format> Text Effects > Transform and select the "No Transform" option at the top.