Is there a function that allows users to add text to a shape, such that when you click it or hover over it - it displays some specified text?

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This mouseover text effect via hyperlink works on Microsoft PowerPoint through the presenter mode.

I was wondering if there is a similar function on Slides. I have tried using the link function but it only allows me to link a URL.

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It is called alt text. From the official reference

Add or edit alt text

  1. Select an image, drawing, or graphic.
  2. Right click and then Alt text.
  3. Enter a title and description.
  4. Click Ok.

Using it, even in Stack Exchange is a good thing. :) It greatly helps people using screen readers.


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