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Take PowerPoint Text from Bland to Interesting


Insert a Picture Inside Text on a PowerPoint 2010 Slide





Note the difference by adding a picture inside the powerpoint text.
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Creativity with Pictures in powerpoint

Let's face it. What would a powerpoint presentation be without some text on the Slides? Hopefully, you restrict the text on the slide to as little as possible. (Tip – Refer to Item #2 on this list of The 10 Most Common Presentation Mistakes.)

Now it is time for some fun with pictures and powerpoint. All you need is some text on the slide, and a great picture.

Refer to the image above to see a Before and After of the same text on the slide. I kept the slide background to a plain white just for this illustration. Likely you will have added a background color or a design theme to dress up your presentation.

Next – Fill Text Using the powerpoint Drawing Tools

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Fill Text Using the powerpoint Drawing Tools


Insert a Picture Inside Text on a PowerPoint 2010 Slide





Use the Drawing Tools to fill the powerpoint text box with a picture.
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Access the powerpoint Drawing Tools

  1. Select the text on the slide. This will activate the Drawing Tools on the ribbon.
    (Note – Choosing a "fat" font is best for this feature so more of your photo will be inside the text).
  2. Click on the Format button directly under the Drawing Tools button. Note that the ribbon changes and reveals the Text Fill button.

Next – A Variety of Text Fill Choices

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powerpoint Text Fill Options


Insert a Picture Inside Text on a PowerPoint 2010 Slide





Choose option to fill powerpoint text with a picture.
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Note the Variety of Text Fill Options

  1. Click on the Text Fill button to reveal all the different options.
  2. Select Picture… from the list.

Next – Locate the Picture to Fill the powerpoint Text

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Locate the Picture to Fill the powerpoint Text


Insert a Picture Inside Text on a PowerPoint 2010 Slide





Select the picture to fill the powerpoint text box.
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Navigate to the Folder Containing the Desired Picture

  1. The Insert Picture dialog box opens.
  2. Navigate to the folder containing the picture you wish to use.
  3. Click on the picture file. It will now be inserted into the text on the slide.

Note – If you are not happy with the end result, simply repeat the steps to choose a different picture.

Next – The Resultant Picture in the Text

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Example Slide with Picture Inserted into powerpoint Text


Insert a Picture Inside Text on a PowerPoint 2010 Slide





Text on powerpoint slide with picture fill.
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The image above shows a sample slide with a picture inserted into the powerpoint text.

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