There are 3 elements that text can be added to a slide.
Placeholder Box: Double-click placeholder box and start typing
Text Box: Click Text icon in Element Toolbar left of canvas, then click slide where text box should appear. Once text box has been placed on slide, double-click text box and type
Shape: Click Shape icon , select type of shape, then click slide where shape should appear. Double-click shape and start typing. For more information on creating and customizing shapes click here
In addition to using the Presentation Editor, text can be changed on Library Slides and Slide Groups using the Slide Editor
Users can use soft returns (shift-return) for a line break and hard returns (return) for a paragraph break
Users can apply customizations to an entire text or placeholder box or to selected text within the box.
Click once on text or placeholder box to select entire box. Any customizations made while entire text or placeholder box is selected will be applied to all text within box. When entire text or placeholder box is selected it is outlined in blue
Double-click text or placeholder box and then click and drag the cursor to select text within box. Any customizations made will only be applied to selected text. When only part of text in text or placeholder box is selected, box is outlined in orange and selected text is highlighted
Setting Text to Autofit
The Text Autofit setting determines how text interacts with text box or shape. There are three possible settings.
Resize to fit text: Text box or shape will resize so text fills it completely
Shrink text to fit: Text will shrink so that it fits into text box or shape
Do not autofit: Neither text box, shape, or text will resize
SlideRocket functions for customizing text are divided into two menus, the Font menu and the Spacing menu, each with its own set of related functions. Click the links below to go to that section of the guide.
Click Font Family pull-down menu to open Select Font menu
Select Font Collection and then Font. Selected text will automatically update with new font
Click Close button or anywhere outside Select Font menu to exit menu and leave new font
When fonts are used in a SlideRocket presentation, the fonts are embedded directly in the presentation and will display the same on all operating systems and browsers. Viewers of the presentation do not need to have the font installed on their own computers
Pro and Enterprise users can upload custom fonts to use in their presentations. For instructions on how to upload custom fonts click here. To upload a custom font during the trial, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Changing the Font Face
Font Face can be set using Font Face pull-down menu.
Font Face can also be set using following buttons.
: Bold selected text
: Italicize selected text
: Underline selected text
: Strike through selected text
Changing Text Color
Select some or all text in text or placeholder box
Click Text Color icon to pull up ColorPicker
From ColorPicker, click one color swatch or use advanced color selection options (for more information about these options click here)
Click close button or anywhere outside of ColorPicker to exit menu
Changing the Font Size
There are 3 ways to change size of selected font.
Type number into Font Size box
Select number from Font Size pull-down menu
IncreaseFont Size and Decrease Font Size buttons
Changing Text to Superscript or Subscript
: Change selected text to Superscript
: Change selected text to Subscript
Setting the Text Alignment
: Align text left
: Center text
: Align text right
: Align text to both left and right margins
: Align text to top of text or placeholder box
: Align text to middle of text or placeholder box
: Align text to bottom of text or placeholder box
If the entire text box is selected, the horizontal alignment will be applied to all paragraphs in the text box. If part of text within text box is selected, horizontal text alignment will only be applied to paragraph(s) containing selected text
Vertical text alignment can only be applied if Do not autofit is selected under Text Autofit. Otherwise text or placeholder box will automatically resize so there is no extra vertical space
Setting the Bullet Style for a List
Enter one or more lines of text in text or placeholder box
Click Bullet Style icon to pull up Bullet Style Menu
Click type of bullet to apply it to list
Bulleted List: Point and sub-points will be disc bullets
Numbered List: Point and sub-points will be numbers
None: Removes any bullets and numbers from list
The menu will automatically close after type of bullet is selected
ADVANCED NOTE: A bullet style can be applied to an empty text or placeholder box. Any text entered after will have that bullet style.
Setting the Indent Level
Click Decrease Indent Level and Increase Indent Level buttons to set indentation of a line of text. The indent level can be changed for both plain text and list items.
Changing the Font Casing
Use Font Casing drop-down menu to change all text to uppercase or lowercase.
Set spacing between characters in pixels using increase and decrease arrows by typing value in box or by dragging slider.
Set spacing between lines in pixels using increase and decrease arrows, by typing value into box, or by dragging slider.
Setting the Paragraph Indent
Set indentation of first line in paragraph by clicking increase or decrease arrow buttons or by typing number into box.
ADVANCED NOTE: If the entire text or placeholder box is selected, the new paragraph indent will be applied to all paragraphs in the box. If part of the text within the text or placeholder box is selected, the new paragraph indent will only be applied to the paragraph(s) containing the highlighted text.
Setting the Paragraph Spacing
Set spacing between paragraphs in text or placeholder box by clicking increase or decrease arrow buttons or by typing number into box.
Set spacing before each selected paragraph
Set spacing after each selected paragraph
ADVANCED NOTE: If the entire text or placeholder box is selected, the new spacing will be applied to all the paragraphs in the box. If part of the text within the text or placeholder box is selected, the new spacing will only be applied to the paragraph(s) containing the highlighted text.
Setting the Paragraph Inset
Set inset for paragraphs by clicking increase and decrease arrow buttons or by typing number into box.
Set left inset for each selected paragraph
Set right inset for each selected paragraph
Setting the Paragraph Margins
Set margin for one or more paragraphs in text or placeholder box by clicking increase or decrease arrow buttons or by typing number into box.
Set top margin for each selected paragraph
Set bottom margin for each selected paragraph
Set left margin for each selected paragraph
Set right margin for each selected paragraph
Click on Tab Stop to manually set horizontal positions to align text on the slide.
Start: Text is extended to right of tab
Center: Text is centered in middle of tab
End: Text is extended to left of tab
Decimal: Text is extended to left of tab before decimal point and right of tab after decimal point
If Word wrap is checked, lines of text are automatically split so that they fit in text or placeholder box.
If Kerning is checked, then placement of characters will be automatically adjusted to minimize white space been characters. If Kerning is not checked, all characters will be same distance apart.