Add a Paragraph to PowerPoint file

PPT file format is a vivid and explicit way to present your stuff. PPT file can be very beautiful and powerful. And text is a basic element that PPT supports. Spire.Presentation is a powerful .NET component specially designed for developers. It enables developers to manipulate PPT files easily and flexibly. In this document, I will introduce you how to add a paragraph to PPT file using Spire.Presentation.

Step 1. Create a PPT document.

Presentation presentation = new Presentation();

Step 2. Add a new shape to the document.

IAutoShape shape = presentation.Slides[0].Shapes.AppendShape(ShapeType.Rectangle, new RectangleF(50, 70, 450, 150));
shape.Fill.FillType = FillFormatType.None;
shape.ShapeStyle.LineColor.Color = Color.White;

Shape represents a TextBox in PPT document.

Step 3. Add some text to the shape.

shape.TextFrame.Text = "This powerful component suite contains the most up-to-date versions of all .NET WPF Silverlight components offered by E-iceblue.";

These will form a new paragraph.

Step 4. Set the alignment of the paragraph.

shape.TextFrame.Paragraphs[0].Alignment = TextAlignmentType.Left;

Step 5. Set the indent of the paragraph.

shape.TextFrame.Paragraphs[0].Indent = 25*2;

Step 6. Set the line spacing of the paragraph.

shape.TextFrame.Paragraphs[0].LineSpacing = 250;

Step 7. Save the document.

presentation.SaveToFile("para.pptx", FileFormat.Pptx2010);

Full code:

[C#]
//create PPT document
Presentation presentation = new Presentation();

//set background Image
string ImageFile = "bg.png";
RectangleF rect = new RectangleF(0, 0, presentation.SlideSize.Size.Width, presentation.SlideSize.Size.Height);
presentation.Slides[0].Shapes.AppendEmbedImage(ShapeType.Rectangle, ImageFile, rect);
presentation.Slides[0].Shapes[0].Line.FillFormat.SolidFillColor.Color = Color.FloralWhite;

//append new shape
IAutoShape shape = presentation.Slides[0].Shapes.AppendShape(ShapeType.Rectangle, new RectangleF(50, 70, 450, 150));
shape.Fill.FillType = FillFormatType.None;
shape.ShapeStyle.LineColor.Color = Color.White;

//set the alignment
shape.TextFrame.Paragraphs[0].Alignment = TextAlignmentType.Left;
//set the indent
shape.TextFrame.Paragraphs[0].Indent = 50;
//set the linespacing
shape.TextFrame.Paragraphs[0].LineSpacing = 150;
shape.TextFrame.Text = "This powerful component suite contains the most up-to-date versions of all .NET WPF Silverlight components offered by E-iceblue.";

//set the Font
shape.TextFrame.Paragraphs[0].TextRanges[0].LatinFont = new TextFont("Arial Rounded MT Bold");
shape.TextFrame.Paragraphs[0].TextRanges[0].Fill.FillType = FillFormatType.Solid;
shape.TextFrame.Paragraphs[0].TextRanges[0].Fill.SolidColor.Color = Color.Black;

//save the document
presentation.SaveToFile("para.pptx", FileFormat.Pptx2010);
System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("para.pptx");
[VB.NET]
'create PPT document
Dim presentation As New Presentation()

'set background Image
Dim ImageFile As String = "bg.png"
Dim rect As New RectangleF(0, 0, presentation.SlideSize.Size.Width, presentation.SlideSize.Size.Height)
presentation.Slides(0).Shapes.AppendEmbedImage(ShapeType.Rectangle, ImageFile, rect)
presentation.Slides(0).Shapes(0).Line.FillFormat.SolidFillColor.Color = Color.FloralWhite

'append new shape
Dim shape As IAutoShape = presentation.Slides(0).Shapes.AppendShape(ShapeType.Rectangle, New RectangleF(50, 70, 450, 150))
shape.Fill.FillType = FillFormatType.None
shape.ShapeStyle.LineColor.Color = Color.White

'set the alignment
shape.TextFrame.Paragraphs(0).Alignment = TextAlignmentType.Left
'set the indent
shape.TextFrame.Paragraphs(0).Indent = 50
'set the linespacing
shape.TextFrame.Paragraphs(0).LineSpacing = 150
shape.TextFrame.Text = "This powerful component suite contains the most up-to-date versions of all .NET WPF Silverlight components offered by E-iceblue."

'set the Font
shape.TextFrame.Paragraphs(0).TextRanges(0).LatinFont = New TextFont("Arial Rounded MT Bold")
shape.TextFrame.Paragraphs(0).TextRanges(0).Fill.FillType = FillFormatType.Solid
shape.TextFrame.Paragraphs(0).TextRanges(0).Fill.SolidColor.Color = Color.Black

'save the document
presentation.SaveToFile("para.pptx", FileFormat.Pptx2010)
System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("para.pptx")

Screenshot:

Add a Paragraph to PPT file