PowerPoint: Clean up layouts in a template

December 3, 2019 Categorized in: PowerPoint

If you’re working with a “template” that seems to have every type of layout under the sun, but you only use a handful of them, click on the View tab in the Master Views group and choose Slide Master.

PowerPoint tips for live presentations

December 3, 2019 Categorized in: PowerPoint

PowerPoint has some clever built-in tools to help you deal with inevitable out-of-sync moments with grace and style.

Embedding workbooks in PowerPoint

September 3, 2019 Categorized in: PowerPoint

If you just copy data from Excel to PowerPoint, it will simply paste a table into PowerPoint that neither links it to the original data nor pastes an Excel object.

PowerPoint’s newest features

May 2, 2019 Categorized in: PowerPoint

Unless you keep up on the latest and greatest on each of your Office apps, you might be surprised that features we’ve wanted (or wanted to be easier) are now part of the version you’re already using!
How can I “sharpen up” a PowerPoint template? … Is there any way to animate a spinning globe precisely? … How can I apply a precise color to an object?
Save time and tweaking by creating slide masters that adjust to whatever projection situation you encounter.

Try a new transition feature in PowerPoint

December 3, 2018 Categorized in: PowerPoint

PowerPoint (Office365 and 2019) has a wonderful new feature called “Morph.”

PowerPoint peeves: 3 solutions

October 1, 2018 Categorized in: PowerPoint

Extra Slide Masters … From 4:3 to 16:9 troubles … Duplicate and overlapping decks
In Word we have Track Changes. We even have that feature in Excel. But what about PowerPoint?
Here are a few tips to provide a value-added resource, not a throw-away stack of paper.

Change your slide size in PowerPoint

October 3, 2016 Categorized in: PowerPoint

Depending upon the projectors or platforms in which you deliver presentations, it might be advantageous to shift from the 4:3 to the 16:9 slide size.

Step Saving with Slide Masters

April 6, 2016 Categorized in: PowerPoint

If you do it right, a well-designed Slide Master can save you loads of time making small changes to individual slides.

3 PowerPoint habits to eliminate

November 20, 2015 Categorized in: PowerPointPresentations

Strategic communications advisor Stephanie Scotti is ready for bad PowerPoints to be eliminated from the workplace. She offers three solutions to help break this pattern.