Scale Graphics with Text

How to create graphics that will scale and move with a text box in PowerPoint.

Steve Sheets, Technical Director

Steve Sheets

Oct 07, 2022

In this tutorial we first cover a quick trick to help create accent lines that will scale and move with your text in Powerpoint. 

We then go into a better technique that allows for added complexity and control with the ability to include any graphic or imagery. These tricks can be extremely useful for creating more attractive and flexible layouts when building templates or any slide where you expect the text to change. 


  • Advanced PowerPoint Users


  • Templates and slides that are intended to have their content change


  • We start with drop shadows on filled text objects to create accent lines and them move into a more advanced technique using graphics as fills and other text box settings with time and trouble saving tricks along the way. 

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Steve Sheets, Technical Director

Steve is a designer with high expectations for a final product but he tends to obsess over process too. He likes to know the many ways to get things done, the advantages of each and their oh so scary pitfalls. Perhaps that's why he has a Mac and a PC?

"Workflows are one of the few times in life where the best way tends to be the easy way, the trick is figuring out what's 'easy' for your specific situation."

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