Using PowerPoint Text Boxes
In order for the text content to be able to wrap around an object (be it a picture or another graphic object) on a slide, you must first insert a text box, making it the desired width. The text box will grow in height as you enter the text, but the width can be set to a specific size.
- Click on the Home tab of the ribbon, if it is not already selected.
- In the Drawing section of the ribbon, click on the Text Box button. (Refer to the image above for clarification).
- Click and drag the mouse on the slide to create a text box the desired width, above the picture. If the width is not perfect for you, simply drag one the of selection handles in the middle of either side to stretch or reduce the size.
- To move the text box to a more precise location, simply click on the border of the text box and hover the mouse over the border until you see a "four-headed" arrow, which is a move arrow. Click and hold the mouse as you drag the text box to the desired location.