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How to Insert an Image Inside of Text in PowerPoint

Text with image inside

The title text for a PowerPoint presentation is generally quite large in size. If your presentation could benefit from changing the boring black title text to something with a little more color, use an image instead.

Open your PowerPoint presentation and navigate to the slide that contains the text in which we’ll insert an image as the color fill. Do make sure the text is large enough to be able to recognize the image you insert.

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In this example, we’ll use the following:

  • Font type: Arial Black
  • Size: 88 pt
  • Format: Bold

Font showing previous listed specs

Once you’re ready, select the text by clicking and dragging your cursor across the text.

GIF of highlighting text in PowerPoint

The “Shape Format” tab will appear at the top of the menu bar. Here, select “Text Fill” in the “WordArt Styles” group.

Select the Text Fill option

In the drop-down menu that appears, select “Picture.”

Picture option in dropdown menu

The “Insert Pictures” dialog box will appear, presenting three options for selecting an image. Select the option that works best for you. Note: Although searching from the icons library is technically an option, it will just leave your text disfigured.

Insert picture dialogue box

From a File

Selecting this option will bring up File Explorer (Finder for Mac). Here, navigate to the location of the image you’d like to insert, select it, and then click the “Insert” button.

Select and insert image from file explorer

Online Pictures

Selecting this option will bring up an online image search powered by Bing. Enter the type of image you’d like to search for in the search bar or select a topic beneath the search bar to open a library of related images.

Search for images in Bing

Whichever method you choose, locate and select the desired image and click “Insert.”

select the image option from bing


Regardless of where you selected the image—your own file or from an online search—once you select “Insert,” the image will appear inside the text.

Text with image inside

Marshall Gunnell Marshall Gunnell
Marshall Gunnell is a writer with experience in the data storage industry. He worked at Synology, and most recently as CMO and technical staff writer at StorageReview. He's currently an API/Software Technical Writer at LINE Corporation in Tokyo, Japan.
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