How To Delete A Text Box In Powerpoint

Text boxes in the PowerPoint slide editing view are a versatile way to add and edit content to your slides. But sometimes, you may want to delete a text box from your PowerPoint slide without deleting the entire slide. Here’s how to do this.

1. Open the PowerPoint presentation slide that contains the text box you want to delete.

2. Click on the text box to select it. Once the text box is selected, you’ll see a border around it and small circles at each corner (these are called handles).

3. Press the “Delete” key on your keyboard to delete the selected text box. Alternatively, you can also use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl+X” to delete the text box.

If you accidentally delete a text box or other content from your PowerPoint slide, you can use the Undo command to restore it. To do this, press “Ctrl+Z” on your keyboard (Windows) or “Command+Z” (Mac).


Deleting a text box from your PowerPoint slide is a quick and easy way to remove unwanted content from the slide. We hope this guide has been helpful to understand how to do this. Thanks for reading!