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Change how text fits in placeholders and text boxes

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When you’re entering text in a presentation, you can customize how text fits in placeholders and text boxes. For example, you can resize a placeholder to fit the amount of text you need. Or, size your text based on the size of a text box.

Customize how text fits in placeholders and text boxes ""

  1. Go to Slides.
  2. Open an existing presentation or click New "".
  3. Select the placeholder or text box.
  4. Next to the box, click the icon and choose an option:
    • To allow text to exceed the placeholder or box, select Do not autofit.
    • To resize text based on the size of the placeholder or box, select Shrink text on overflow.
    • To resize the placeholder or box to fit the text, select Resize shape to fit text.

Customize default setting for new text boxes""

You can change the setting for any new text boxes you create. Changing the setting will not affect any placeholders or boxes in templates.

  1. Open an existing presentation or click New "".
  2. Go to Toolsand thenPreferences.
  3. Check the Use custom autofit preferences box.
  4. Under Theme text placeholders and New text boxes, select Do not autofit, Shrink text on overflow, or Resize shape to fit text.
  5. Click OK.
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