How to add multicolored text in PowerPoint


Create a compelling power point presentation is not just a matter of designing and choosing the right font. You can also choose to have your favorite fonts appear with multiple colors if that’s your thing. If this is something that interests you, we think you will enjoy what this article has to offer.

Which versions of Microsoft PowerPoint support multicolored text?

At the time of writing, we understood that multicolor text is only supported in the desktop version of PowerPoint. It’s quite surprising because nowadays a lot of people use their Android and iOS tablets to create presentations. We weren’t sure if Microsoft would be making 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 multicolored text in PowerPoint

Change the text color on a PPT slide! Learn how to add multicolored text to a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation to make it attractive. It won’t take a long time to complete this task, especially if you’ve already created the presentation and only want to make a few changes here and there.

  1. Open the PowerPoint app
  2. Choose your slide
  3. Go to Format
  4. Go to More gradient
  5. Click Gradient Fill
  6. Go directly to gradient stops
  7. Choose your favorite color

1]Open the PowerPoint application

The first thing you need to do here is launch PowerPoint, and from there you can either load an already created presentation or a completely new one.

2]Choose your slide

After opening PowerPoint, now is the time to select the Slide where you want to add colorful texts. If you are new to this program, look to the left to locate your favorite slide.

3]Go to Format

From the slide you’ll want to select the correct text, and from there click on the Shape format tab at the top.

4]Go to More gradient

How to add multicolored text in PowerPoint

OK, so after selecting Shape Format Tab, look in the ribbon for the option that reads World art styles, and be sure to choose Text fill. After doing all of this, go to the Slope section from the drop-down menu, and 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 skip all and select Gradient fill instead of.

6]Go directly to the gradient stops

After selecting Gradient fill, the next step is to look for Type and choose from the four available options. They are Linear, Radial, Rectangular, and Path. From there go to Gradient stops and make sure you click on the first pencil-shaped button on the slider.

7]Choose your favorite color

The next thing you need to do is pick a color. It can be any color, as long as it is your style and needs. To do this, click on the color icon, and immediately a drop-down menu will appear with a list of colors to choose from.

We suggest you test the Transparency and Brightness options to see how they affect the overall design.

Read: How to Create and Add Motion Path Animation in PowerPoint.