How To Disable Auto Resize Of Fonts in PowerPoint

In PowerPoint when we type text into placeholders, the text automatically shrinks in order to fit the placeholder. The AutoFit feature shrinks the text as we type, which has as a result the fonts to be too small to be seen by the audience. A lot of people find that annoying and frustrating. How can we turn of this feature will be described below.

First of all we must select the Office button for PowerPoint 2007 users or the File tab for PowerPoint 2010 users.

For 2007 users: From the drop down menu we select at the right of the menu PowerPoint Options.

For 2010 users. Once in backstage view we select the category Options as we can see in the image below.


Either version we use, the PowerPoint Options window appears where we select the category Proofing from the left of the window, and then we select the AutoCorrect Options button from the right.


The AutoCorrect window appears, where we must select the tab AutoFormat As You Type as shown in the image below.


Then under the area which is named Apply As You Type, we click to clear the check boxes for AutoFit Title Text To Placeholder and AutoFit Body Text To Placeholder, if we want to deactivate both the title and body text from auto sizing.

Once deactivated, we press OK to all the open windows in order to return to our presentation. From now on when we type into a placeholder our text will not be shrunk automatically to fit in, but we will have to decrease the font on our own if necessary.

You can also check out the video below describing on how to disable the Auto Resize function in PowerPoint.

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Posted on May 3, 2012, in Microsoft Office 2010 English, PowerPoint 2010 English and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on How To Disable Auto Resize Of Fonts in PowerPoint.

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