Scrolling Text Boxes on PowerPoint Slides
Tonight's tip shows how to insert a scrolling text box on a PowerPoint slide.
Go to File . . . Options . . . Customize Ribbon, and on the right check off Developer. A new tab will appear. On the developer tab, in the Controls section, click on Active X text box - the one with ab| in a white box.
Use your cursor to draw a box on the slide and then with it selected, go back to the ribbon and select 'Properties'. Set ScrollBars to 2-fmScrollBarsVertical
Multiline to TRUE
. . . and enter the text you want in the Text field in the Data section.
If you want to add more text to the Active X text box, right click on it and select TextBox Object . . . Edit . Enter presentation mode and you'll see you can scroll up and down in the box.