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How to Wrap Text in PowerPoint in 4 Easy Steps

June 28, 2019

How much time have you spent meticulously spacing out words in PowerPoint, trying to get them to wrap around an image exactly right? 

It sure would be nice if there was a text-wapping feature, but unfortunately even the most current version in 2019 does not include it. Luckily, G2 is here with a workaround for you.

How to wrap text around a picture in PowerPoint

Because PowerPoint has no built-in text-wrapping feature, you’ll need to utilize text wrapping in Microsoft Word, then insert the Word document into your PowerPoint slide. That’s just the gist of it—follow these step-by-step instructions to wrap text in PowerPoint.

Note: You will need both Microsoft PowerPoint and Word to use this method.

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1. Open a PowerPoint slide

Start by opening PowerPoint, then selecting the slide in which you want to include text wrapping.

2. Go to Insert > Object > Microsoft Word Document

Navigate to menu bar at the top of your screen and click on “Insert” to open the dropdown menu. From that menu, select “Object.” An “Insert object” window will pop up.

insert object in powerpoint

In the window under “Object Type,” select “Microsoft Word Document,” then click “OK.”

insert object in microsoft word

3. Arrange your content using text-wrapping in Word

After clicking “OK,” a Word document will automatically open. Add your image by either dragging and dropping it into your document, or going to “Insert” > “Pictures.”

insert pictures in word

Right click on the image to open the image options, then hover over “Wrap Text” to open the text-wrapping menu.

arrange content using text wrapping

From here, you can choose whichever text-wrapping option suits your needs.

text wrapped in word

4. Adjust the Word document in your PowerPoint slide

You’re pretty much all done! When you go back to PowerPoint, you will see the text-wrapped image from your Word document in your PowerPoint slide.

text wrapping in powerpoint

You can move and resize the Word document like any other object in PowerPoint, but if you want to adjust the content within, you must do that in Word.

Get creative

There’s usually a workaround when it comes to Microsoft 365, but if you find yourself more design-inclined, you might want to experiment with using graphic design software that is more geared toward text-wrapping and other design strategies.

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How to Wrap Text in PowerPoint in 4 Easy Steps We’ll cover how to wrap text in PowerPoint using Microsoft Word in this article. It’s easier than you think!
Maddie Rehayem Maddie is a former content specialist at G2. She also has a passion for music and cats. (she/her/hers)

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