10 microsoft powerpoint tips to create professional presentations
10 Microsoft Powerpoint Tips
To Create Professional
10 Microsoft Powerpoint Tips To Create
There’s a reason Microsoft PowerPoint is the most used Software for making professional
presentations. However, most don’t use the software to its full potential. PowerPoint 2013 is
packed with features that can help you deliver powerful presentations. With the new release, a
number of exciting features were added to the already market leading presentation software.
Today we give you top 10 Microsoft PowerPoint Tips that will help you create solid
presentations in no time!
Pick Templates From Office.Com
If you’re really short on time and need to make a professional looking
presentation, Office Templates are the easiest way out. To use them,
click on the File menu and from the drop down menu, click on new.
For Powerpoint 2010, simply select “PowerPoint Presentations and Slides” from the menu and
pick your desired Template. Read More
Customize Background Size
If your material doesn’t fit on the default Slide Size, then this tip you’ll find particularly useful.
InPowerPoint 2013, go to “Design” tab in the Ribbon Bar and click “Slide Size”, choose your
dimensions to what suits your presentation best.
Align Objects In Slides
Arranging objects on the slides can be a pain in the neck, and we’ve all been there. Instead of
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wasting your time trying to get them in perfect order just use this tip to get it done. Select all of
your objects, and under the FORMAT tab, select the align option. In the drop down list, choose
whichever option does the best job for you.
Crop Images Into Shapes
If you want to emphasize on a particular image, make it stand out. Easiest way to do this is to
make it appear differently. Normally images are rectangular right?
Why not make it a heard shaped just to make it look interesting?
To do this, select an image (make sure the format tab is open) and
click on Crop option. In the drop down list, select “Crop to Shape”
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and select any shape for your image you desire.
Trying to find the same colors for two objects can be a pain in the neck. PowerPoint 2013 offers
an easy way out of this. The Eyedropper tool is located in all the menus you can use to fill an
object. Click Here for Example.
Convert Older Presentation To 2010 Format
Although older version (ppt format) PowerPoint files are still supported in the
newer versions, its quite useful to convert to the 2010 format in order to make use of
some features like the Ribbon commands etcetera which were not supported in the
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previous versions. To Accomplish this, you need to have PowerPoint 2010+ installed on your
machine. Open a ppt file and click “File” tab. Click on the info button from the drop down
menu and you’ll see that the file is being run in compatibility mode. Click convert to turn the
format into pptx.
Creating animations in PowerPoint was never its best feature, and it takes quite some time to
animate multiple objects. PowerPoint, however, makes it up in
that department by allowing you to copy the animation of one
object to another object. To do this, select an animated object that
you want to be copied, and open the “Animations” tab. From the
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menu, select “Animation Painter” tool and your cursor should
change. Now click on any object you want to be painted.
Record Your Presentations
You would be amazed to find out just how many people use third party
apps to record their presentations when PowerPoint allows you to do that
easily. Simply open the file menu and click “Export”. From the opening
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window select “Create a Video”. Now you can record the video with your preferred settings.
Change File Types
PowerPoint gives you the added flexibility of choosing which file type you
want to save it as. From a variety of options including OpenDocument Slide
format, PowerPoint Slideshow etc, you can choose which ever meets your
requirements best. And since we have already mentioned converting 2003 ppt
presentation to 2010, this method allows you to go backwards, converting a
newer presentation into 2003 ppt format.
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Accessibility of a document is a major issue today. Accessibility means
the ease of use of the document by the visually impaired people who use
on-screen reading software. Read More
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The above mentioned tips will get you started with creating professional
looking slides in no time!
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