Presentations Glossary

Text Basics: Text Alignment in PowerPoint

Text is an important element in your PowerPoint slides, and most of the time, text alignment is taken care by the defaults set in your presentation template. You type or paste some text in a placeholder, and the text may align left, right, or even center, based upon the choices made in the template or Theme of the presentation. However, there are times when you want to make alignment choices, not just for text in placeholders, but also for text in text boxes, shapes, charts, tables, and anywhere else.

To learn more, choose your version of PowerPoint. If we do not have a tutorial for your version of PowerPoint, explore the version closest to the one you use.

Microsoft Windows

Text Alignment in PowerPoint 2016

Text Alignment in PowerPoint 2013

Apple Mac

Text Alignment in PowerPoint 2016

Tutorial Code: 05 01 03
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