How to Prevent PowerPoint From Resizing Text

By Adrian Grahams

Save time on formatting by preventing text resizing.
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Each time you type or paste content into a text box on a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation slide, the program automatically applies a default font and resizes the text so that it remains within the text box. Although this feature can help to keep all text on a slide, the downside is that you may need to manually change the font size each time you create a new text box to ensure a consistent style across the whole presentation. To prevent PowerPoint from resizing text, you can deactivate the text AutoFit feature by changing the PowerPoint Proofing options.

Click the "File" tab on the PowerPoint menu ribbon.

Click "Options" in the Help section.

Click "Proofing" in the PowerPoint Options dialog box, and then click "AutoCorrect Options."

Click the "AutoFormat As You Type" tab.

Click to clear the check boxes next to "AutoFit Title Text to Placeholder" and "AutoFit Body Text to Placeholder." Click "OK" and then click "OK" again.


You can use PowerPoint's Slide Master function to control other elements of the presentation's design, including bullets and numbering, background colors, slide orientation, footers and headers.