Text is an integral component of any PowerPoint presentation. With all this emphasis on visuals and images, people sometimes forget the importance of formatting text. Text is here to stay, so we should learn how to make it look better on a PowerPoint slide. Luckily, the tools needed to make text look great are already available in PowerPoint. Today, we will learn three different text formatting designs for PowerPoint presentations.

Icon with Text

Text - Icon with Text - 2 - FreePowerPointTemplates

This can be used to replace bullet points. If the presentation slides have graphics in the background, then it would be best to enclose the icon and its text in a rectangle. You can choose to include a sentence with a title for each point. Just make sure to not include too much text and leave some room between each point.

Text - Icon with Text - 2 - 2 - FreePowerPointTemplates

Icon with Text in a Box

Text - Icon in a rectangle - FreePowerPointTemplates

(Click here to download the template used in this example)

Make a rectangle and fill it with a suitable light color for the background. Double-click the rectangle to start writing in it. The text will be center-aligned by default. You can align it to the left by highlighting the text and using the key combination Ctrl+L

Double-click the rectangle and the ruler should become visible on top of the slide. Move all the text in the rectangle to the right by using the ruler which is visible on top of the slide. This will make some space for the icon. You can use an icon that represents the text, or you can use numbers instead of icons.

Text - Icon in a rectangle - Ruler - FreePowerPointTemplates

You can get royalty-free icons to include in your presentation from different websites. Try not to put too much text in any slide. Make sure the text is easy to read by using contrasting colors for the background and the text. Your job as a presenter is to deliver an effective presentation. But, there are many simple things you can make without using design software. A few simple things like this can make your presentation a lot less monotonous and a lot more enjoyable.