A typical PowerPoint slide lets you type text in the Title text box or the Subtitle text box. When you type text in the Title or Subtitle text box, the contents appear as slide titles and subheadings within Outline view.
However, PowerPoint also offers you a third option for displaying text on a slide: You can create your own text box and place it anywhere on the slide.
When you create your own text box and fill it with text, this text will not appear within Outline view.
To create and place a text box on a slide, follow these steps:
1. Click the Insert tab.
2. Click the Text Box icon in the Text group.
The mouse pointer turns into a downward-pointing arrow.
3. Move the mouse pointer over the area on the slide where you want to create a text box.
4. Hold down the left mouse button and drag (move) the mouse to draw a text box on a slide.
5. Release the left mouse button.
PowerPoint displays a text box, as shown in Figure 10-5.
6. Type your text inside the text box.
PowerPoint lets you draw text boxes directly on a slide.
Any text you type into a text box that you create will not appear in Outline view.