PowerPoint presentation software doesn't include the same advanced text wrapping feature as other programs in the Microsoft Office suite, but you can achieve a similar effect by using a workaround solution to wrap text around a graphic on a PowerPoint slide. Use the program's Text Box tool to wrap text around a square graphic, or use the Send to Back feature to wrap text around a graphic with an irregular shape. Because these are both workaround solutions, you may need to experiment with the text to achieve a satisfactory result.
Wrap Text Around a Square Graphic in PowerPoint
Open your presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint.
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Scroll to the slide that contains the picture or clip art graphic around which you want to wrap text. Alternatively, insert a new graphic object in the usual way with the program's Insert tool.
Click to highlight and select the graphic. Drag it to your preferred position on the slide. You can now create a series of text boxes above, below and on one or both sides of the graphic to create the text wrap effect.
Click the "Insert" tab on the program's menu ribbon. Select "Text Box" in the Text group. Click and drag to create the first text box.
Click to select and highlight the text box. Drag the handles on each side of the box to extend the box to your preferred width and height. Type or paste text to fill the box.
Create additonal text boxes on either side of the graphic and below the object and fill them with text in the same way. Modify the width and height of the boxes so the text fits correctly.
Repeat this procedure until you have created enough text boxes around the graphic object to achieve the desired text wrap effect.
Wrap Text Around an Irregular Graphic in PowerPoint
Right-click the graphic object on the PowerPoint slide, point to "Send to Back" and then click "Send to Back."
Paste or type text over the graphic object.
Click the first line of text where it meets the left edge of the graphic object.
Press the "Tab" or "Spacebar" key on your computer keyboard to nudge the text past the right edge of the graphic.
Repeat this procedure for each line of text to apply the text wrap effect. You may need to experiment until you've achieved an acceptable appearance.