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to annoy you?
HOW TO CHANGE DEFAULT TEXT STYLE
To change the default text style, like above, right click the text box and click on font. From
there you can make all sorts of changes to the text, and check the box that says default
for new objects. After pressing OK, every new textbox should look like the above.
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CHANGING A DESIGN TEMPLATE
To change the design template for slide body or title, go to view. Then depending on what
you want, click Title Master or Slide Master. Click the body than right click the slide and
choose Group, Ungroup. Delete anything you don’t like about it. Then right click and
press Group, Regroup. Then choose slide sorter view mode from the left lower corner of
You can use this to change way the page is
DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS WITHIN ONE
From the Format menu, click background. Check the box that says “omit
background Items.” This will make the slide ignore the slide master’s design. It
will make you free to add whatever design you want to the slide. If you want to
do this to many slides without the hassle, go to the Slide Sorter, choose the
slides you want. And use the Format menu command.
I changed the color of the text, your
USE MORE THAN ONE GUIDE!
If you love using guides, but want more, you can make
more guides by holding down the CTRL key while
dragging a guide. This makes a new guide. You can get
rid of them by dragging them off the slide.
Don’t I count as a guide? Why don’t
you use me as a guide instead?
ARGH TOO MANY
CREATE PAGES WITH SLIDES AND
To make printable pages that have notes or text associated with each
slide, Powerpoint has something called Notes Pages, or Speaker’s
Notes (depending on which version your using). To see the notes
page for a slide, go to View and press Notes Pages. You can cut and
paste text from word here. To print these pages, go to the print
dialog, and select Notes Pages where it says “Print What:”. To get
back to normal click Slide View in the lower right corner.
EASILY CHANGE THE CAPS!
If you want to change the case of the text, select the text then press
Shift+F3 until it changes to the best case style. It toggles the text
from ALL CAPS, lower case, and Initial Capitals.
i DON’T THINK IT’S A GOOD IDEA
TO INVERT THE TEXT LIKE THIS.
Even I can be nudged with the arrow
keys! You must be pretty precise to move
an object 1/12th of an inch…
Use the arrow keys to move objects very small differences, this is
very useful for people with laptops. Select the object, then use the
arrow keys. Each press of the key will move the object 1/12 th of an
inch. If you hold down Ctrl while nudging, you can move objects
one pixel at a time.
I used this to make my text box look
3D! Pretty cool, huh?
You can make shadows for square or round objects that sit in the
background. Make a copy of an object, then change it’s fill to be
shaded from black to the background color, with the shading set
with black going from the center out to the background color at the
edges. Make this object about 150% bigger than the original
object, and put it behind said object. This will give it a shadow.
New Slide: CTRL+M
Switch to next pane (clockwise): F6
Switch to last pane (counterclockwise): SHIFT+F6
Duplicate current slide: CTRL+D
Start slideshow: F5
Open Font Dialog Box: CTRL+T
This will shave a lot of time off the
Olympic Typing Contest. Oh wait, that’s
not actually a real thing…
Repeat Last action: F4 or CTRL+Y
View Guides: CTRL+G
Delete word: CTRL+BACKSPACE
Select all: CTRL+A
Aha! Now you will never know that
the shortcut for paste is CTRL+Z!
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old Microsoft Word. I hope you enjoy all of these great helpful facts on
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A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.