PowerPoint 2013 - Adding image AND text in same pane

Hi,

Is it possible to include both text and an image in the same pane?

Please see the attached (scrubbed) presentation, and navigate to the last slide. I would like to include BOTH my university's logo (as you will see on that slide) and some text. Can it be done?

If not, i'd settle for a style that would allow me to accomplish the above another way and an open to suggestions.

Thanks,
Steve
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAsked:
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Echo_SCommented:
nothing attached.

do you need to put the text on top of the logo? If not, then just enter your text in the placeholder and then use Insert | Picture | From File to insert the logo onto the slide.

(You'll really want to learn the terminology as you start working more with PowerPoint. It will help you when you're reading different tutorials and Help files.)
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Oops..here's the attachment. And yes, I'll be repeating to myself...."Placeholder, placeholder, placeholder." :)

Thanks.
PowerPoint-Sample.pptx
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Echo_SCommented:
:-) I know, it's a PAIN! (see what I did there? lol)

So, what's happening on your last slide is that when you inserted the picture, PowerPoint automatically placed it in the empty content placeholder. (A content placeholder can have 7 kinds of content -- text plus any of the 6 types of content for which there's an icon.) That's why the picture is there.

What you want to do is delete the logo. The placeholder will return. (If it doesn't, then click the RESET button on the Home tab of the Ribbon -- next to the New Slide button.) Then type your text into the placeholder so it's not empty. Now you can insert your logo using Insert | Picture from File.

This one's a little convoluted -- and it's probably a little advanced. The good thing is, you're learning early about how placeholders can affect your content!
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
Once you have placed the image: Insert tab ―> Text group ―> Text Box

You end up with 2 superimposed objects which you can then align...
PowerPoint-with-text.pptx
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
@Echo - Thank you. I followed your instructions, and it went well. However, the logo/surrounding whitespace overran both placeholders (the one on the left, and the one on the right).

So, I was able to shrink it/re-size it by dragging the borders (I think). But, as you can see from this screen shot, there is still some vast whitespace I'd rather not have. (I know I have inconsistent info here but it's a work in progress.)

PowerPoint WhiteSpace
Funny thing is that on another slide, I was able to get the extra whitespace to go away, but can't remember what. :(

This is fun...thanks for the help! :)
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@Paul - How do I align? I can't seem to get them to move.....Thanks to you as well.
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Steve
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
Select the objects by clicking on each object with the Shift key held down. Then select Align in the Drawing Tools Format tab:Align
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks, Paul. Winding down this thing for the weekend now so I'll get back to you Monday. I really appreciate your help.

Steve
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Echo_SCommented:
It looks to me like the logo itself has a bunch of white space in it. See how the selection is indicated by the light grey lines? Now if you compare that to Paul's picture, you can see the selection lines are right next to the edges of the logo -- there's no extra white space there.

If your image has a bunch of extra white space like that, you may have to crop it. Select the picture and then use CROP on the Picture Tools toolbar. Hover over the crop handle on the side of the image. Your arrow will turn into a T shape, then you can drag in toward the logo to crop out the excess.
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks, Echo. I'm not working today but I'll try this tomorrow.
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Echo, VERY belated thanks - and apologies. I've been asked to clean up some old questions, and found this one.

While I did not have a chance to fully try the sol'n (I ended up abandoning that project), I appreciate the help.

Steve
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