Creating a text block
There are multiple ways to quickly and easily add text to your presentations:
- Use the mouse to double click anywhere on your slide that isn’t covered by a block and voilà, a text block will appear. In addition, when you double click on a shape, you can add text in the center of that shape.
- Click the Text button on the editor toolbar – or hit the letter T on your keyboard and a text block will appear.
- Paste text directly onto your slide. First, copy text from the source (e.g. a website or document) by pressing Command + C (Control + C on Windows). Then, open your slide and press Command + V (Control + V on Windows) to paste your text.
When you’re done writing your masterpiece, click anywhere on the slide or hit ESC twice to deselect the text box entirely.
💡 Uh oh. Misspelled your CEO's name on a slide and need to make some edits? Don’t fret, you can edit the content of a text block by double clicking on the text you want to edit.
Editing the style
For quick edits, use the inline editor when the design panel is closed:
Single-click a text block and you’ll find options to quickly change the style, size, color, alignment, and bold and italicize.
Double click a text block to make even more edits. Highlight your text and you’ll find options to change the size, color, alignment, add lists, bold + italicize, and create a link!
Started off with a Title, but now what to change it to a Headline? No problemo, you can update the text style directly from the inline editor or the Design section in the bubble bar. Keep in mind that text styles are determined by the active presentation style. Read more about presentation styles here.
Adding and deleting a link
To create a text link, highlight the appropriate text, and select the link button from the inline editor. Enter a URL, press Enter/Return, and the highlighted text will automagically transform into a link.
If you need to update the link or remove it entirely, head back to the link box, delete the link, and press Enter/Return or click the X button next to the link.
💡 To change the color of a link, highlight the appropriate text, and use the color picker in the inline editor or change the setting directly in your presentation style for all link colors in your presentation. Learn more about presentation styles here.
To change the font family and find additional tools for editing text, click on Design in the bubble bar on the right, where you’ll see options to change the layout, style, font, alignment, size, opacity and add a shadow.
If you have a custom font, we have a helpful article on uploading custom fonts over here.
Adding multiple text blocks to your presentation, got the spacing between blocks just right, and then realized you need to update some text? Fortunately, that’s where text wrapping comes in. As text in one block flows onto another line, the blocks below will automatically move down the slide. This keeps content looking nice and eliminates the need to manually adjust the positioning of each text block. Read more about smart formatting over here.
Does spelling count?
At the moment a spell check feature is currently not available. On that note, we do give you a heads up that a word looks a little funky by showing a red underline under a misspelled word.