I am trying to create the following text box in power point. Any idea how to approach this?

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Basically I need text boxes with left border color and a strong padding between boxes. I was trying to use tables but wasn't successful.

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I think you need to think more creatively while using PowerPoint.

I would use shapes to draw a square and then a green line on the left side of the square then I can draw a textbox inside it. Then while holding ctrl, right click on all three of these objects and then push ctrl+v on where ever you like to have it again.

I usually create one slide full of these objects that I know I would want to duplicate constantly.

The sample: sample design

Selected multiple items: selected items

I hope you find this helpful!

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    Yep. But it might be enough to draw just the text box and the line. Or a rectangle and the line. One less shape to keep track of. Commented Oct 7, 2020 at 21:33
  • Agreed. I thought maybe it would be easier to draw a third shape rather than adjusting the padding. I can be really lazy :)
    – K.Alavi
    Commented Oct 10, 2020 at 7:10

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