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How to Add Text and Titles to an Editable PowerPoint Map

In this video, you will learn how to add and customize text in your presentation. Our maps are easy to customize for your sales, marketing, or educational presentations or projects. Every object in one of our maps is an independent individual object that can be customized. The techniques shown here also work with Google Slides and Apple Keynote.

All the text in our maps is live and can all be edited and customized. Using your cursor, click on a block of text. When you click on a text box you will see the eight handles that appear around the outside. This means you can customize the text. Same as an object. When you see the eight handles around an element, it is ready to customize.

Editing Existing Text

  • Select a Block of Text. When you select an object like type, you’ll see an outer box with eight points or handles on it. When you move your cursor over the type, you’ll notice it becomes a text cursor just like on a word processing program. When the cursor moves over the outer line, it becomes a star, which means that the cursor is treating the text box like an object. If you click on the line and hold down your mouse button, you can move it around the screen. Select the box and you can edit the text.
  • We can select and edit a block of text by clicking on it with our pointer and dragging over it just like we would in a text document. You can also double-click to select the word or triple-click on it and select the entire block. Most of the type options are up at the top of the slide in the Ribbon area. There are different versions of PowerPoint. Sometimes the customizing will be on the side, but mostly it’s at the top up in this ribbon. You can change the text fonts, point sizes, color, bolds, italics. All the normal editing you can do with type. All the text in our maps can be edited. Once the text is selected and you can change the font, the style, the size, and the color. We can also fill the text box with color if we wanted to.

Adding New Text

  • Insert Text Box. If you want to add new text to your map you will need to insert a Text Box. Look up in the Ribbon and you’ll see the Text Box option. Text Box is also in the Insert, pulled-down menu. Click on Text Box in the Ribbon and then click anywhere on the slide. A new Text Box appears and we just type in it.
  • Copy a Text Box. You can also copy and paste an existing text box. Select and copy an existing block of text, paste it on the slide, and change the text. This is a good option if you need to add a lot of labels. Create a new label, format it how you want, and then just copy and paste it over and over. You can change the text for each one, but the formatting stays the same. Our maps are also compatible with Google Slides and Apple Keynotes. Anything that you learn here, you pretty much can do in those programs.
Our maps work with all versions of PowerPoint. Some of the tools may be in different locations depending on which version of PowerPoint you have. But generally your customizing tools will be located in the Ribbon area at the top of the slide or in the upper right hand corner. Most of these instructions will also apply to Google Slides and Apple Keynote. 
PowerPoint is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Google Slides and Apple Keynote are trademarks of Google and Apple respectively.