Control Toolbox: Typing text during slide show

Using the control toolbox, you can allow typing of text during slide show. To achieve this, you will need to enable the control toolbox. Click View > Toolbars > Control Toolbox. Next, select the Text Box button in the control toolbox. Add the Text Box onto the slide and preview the slide show. You will now be able to type text in the slide show.

20 thoughts on “Control Toolbox: Typing text during slide show

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  2. Go to the top (Windows logo) > Powerpoint options > popular > check show developer tab in ribbon. Control Toolbox will be in developer tab.

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  5. Can you tell me if there is anyway to create an action when a correct word is typed into a toolbox?

    What I want to achieve is when a person types in the correct answer to a question, a sound or action will occur to let them know they are right. In other words, a type of fill in the missing word activity with immediate feedback. Is this possible to achieve in Power Point?

    Thanks for any help you may be able to offer.

  6. This works. Thank you dia for your great directions. I was able to insert an interactive text box with your directions.

  7. to make a hard return while typing within the text box you need to edit the properties of the text box. Right Click on the text box and select properties. Find the ‘EnterKeyBehaviour’ and select true from its drop down menu.

  8. i pressed a button on the toolbox (an arrow) and now i can’t do anything can you help me please 🙁

  9. i pressed a button on the toolbox (an arrow) and now i can’t do anything can you help me please 🙁

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  11. i pressed a button on the toolbox (an arrow) and now i can’t do anything can you help me please 🙁

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