Creating a compelling PowerPoint presentation is not just about the design and picking the correct font. You can also choose to make your preferred fonts pop with multiple colors if that’s your thing. If that is something you’re interested in doing, we suspect you may enjoy what this article has to offer.
Which versions of Microsoft PowerPoint support multi-color text?
At the time of writing, we’ve come to understand that multi-colored text is only supported in the desktop version of PowerPoint. That is quite a surprise because a lot of people these days are using their Android and iOS tablets to create presentations. Were not sure if Microsoft will make this feature available to mobile and web users in the near future, so for now, you’ll have to finally put your mobile device aside in favor of a Windows 11/10 device.
How to add multi-color Text in PowerPoint
Change the color of text on a PPT slide! Learn how to add multi-color text to a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation to make it attractive. Getting this task done won’t take a very long time, especially if you’ve already created the presentation and only want to make a few edits here and there.
- Open the PowerPoint app
- Choose your Slide
- Navigate to Format
- Go to More Gradient
- Click on Gradient Fill
- Navigate directly to the Gradient Stops
- Choose your preferred color
1] Open the PowerPoint app
The first thing you should do here is to fire up PowerPoint, and from there, you can either load an already created presentation or a new one entirely.
2] Choose your Slide
After opening PowerPoint, it is now time to select the Slide where you want to add colorful texts. If you’re new to this program, then look to the left to locate your favorite Slide.
3] Navigate to Format
From the Slide, you will want to select the correct text, and from there, click on the Shape Format tab at the top.
4] Go to More Gradient
OK, so after selecting Shape Format tab, look to the Ribbon for the option that reads WorldArt Styles, and be sure to choose Text Fill. After you’ve done all of that, go to the Gradient section from the dropdown menu, then select More Gradient.
5] Click on Gradient Fill
You should now see a section that appears to the right of your screen with a title that reads, Shape Format. From under the Shape Format section, there are a few options to choose from, but avoid everything and select Gradient Fill instead.
6] Navigate directly to the Gradient Stops
After you’ve selected Gradient Fill, the next step is to look to Type and choose between the four options available. They are Linear, Radial, Rectangular, and Path. From there, go to Gradient Stops and be sure to click on the first pencil-like button located on the slider.
7] Choose your preferred color
The next thing you should do is to choose a color. It can be any color, just as long as it’s your style and needs. To do this, click on the color icon, and right away, a dropdown menu will appear with a list of colors to pick from.
We suggest testing out the Transparency and Brightness options to see how they affect the overall design.
Read: How to create and add a Motion Path animation in PowerPoint.