Add Text Columns in PowerPoint

Make the text within a text box flow into multiple columns in PowerPoint. At first, it may seem a bit difficult to do so. However, there is an easy way to add text columns in PowerPoint!

We shall do a deep-dive on this topic and understand how we can add text columns in a text box in PowerPoint! Plus, we will also learn how to add and remove text columns from the text box!

How to Add Columns in Text Box in PowerPoint?

There are actually two different ways you can add columns in a text box in PowerPoint. The first method is using the “Format Shape” options.


The first step is to “Right Click” on the text box. From the dropdown menu, click on the “Format Shape…” option to open the sidebar on the right side of your screen.


The next step is to click on the “Text Options” in the “Format Shape” sidebar. The “Text Options” is the second option at the top of the sidebar.


Now all you have to do is click on the “Text Box” option which is the third icon under the “Text Options”.


In the “Text Box” options, click on the “Columns” button located at the bottom of the sidebar. This will open a dialogue box in the middle of the screen.


You can repeatedly click the upward-facing arrow in the “Number” box to reach the preferred number of slides. Then click on the “OK” button to save it.

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