How to Edit Text on a Microsoft PowerPoint Slide

In Brief...

It's easy to edit text on a Microsoft PowerPoint slide.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft PowerPoint: 2010, 2013, and 2016.


  1. Use your mouse to select the text you want to change.
    Select Text

  2. Press Delete.
    Press Delete

  3. Type your new text.
    Type New Text

Author: Dave Dunn

Dave Dunn joined Webucator as Chief Operating Officer in early 2009. He has served as a CFO and COO for numerous small and medium-sized companies, including Summit Software Company, Insight Research Group, Avalon Consulting, and HealthcareOne. He has expertise in business development, financial management, marketing and human resources and particularly enjoys working with rapidly growing companies.

Dave received his Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College and his MBA from Syracuse University. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Montessori School of Syracuse since 2001.