PowerPoint Tips & Tricks
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Creating a PowerPoint presentation is no small task! It requires juggling all sorts of PowerPoint stuff like charts, tables, pictures, object formatting, text and shapes just to create your slides in the first place. Then there is the delivery of the presentation itself.
Why is it THE best shortcut ever? Because it helps you focus on the #1 thing that advances your career like crazy…
Word documents can be converted into PowerPoint slides as long as you avoid these 5 common mistakes.
In this post, I’ll show you how to create 3 different styles of phone icons for your presentations in less than 30 seconds. On top of that… I’ll show you how to get at thousands of other free icons like these (using this same technique) by setting up a simple Icon Font Cutter Tool in PowerPoint. If […]
Don’t know about add-ins or how to get them? Here’s a list of our 8 favorite PowerPoint add-ins for productivity and why you need them.
This simple slide design rule can help you instantly stand out from the millions of other people out there, building slides just like you.
Winning caption: “What do you make of that?” – “Looks like they beefed up the crop tool in PowerPoint 2016”
Winning caption: “They are using a 4:3 slide ratio instead of 16:9 and they expect to successfully invade another planet?”
In episode 2 of What’s the Point of that Slide?! we finish off the slide we started and add the pie chart Secret Ingredient to get to a point.
In episode 1 of What’s the Point of that Slide?! we look at getting to the point of your pie charts, even if you have NO IDEA to begin with.
Winning caption: You can’t take me now. The boss is coming down the hall now with “one more little change”.
Now that you’ve inserted your graphic, the formatting fun begins. Here are 5 (+a bonus) of my favorite Gantt Chart tricks in Office Timeline+.
Way #1 takes less than 12 mins and Way #2 takes less than 30 secs. That’s PowerPoint Speed Training at its best!
Winning caption: “It wasn’t quite what I had in mind but ever since Jenny created her new slide deck, customers have been pouring in!”
Thinking about getting Office 2016? Read this post to see why we’d recommend waiting before you upgrade to PPT 2016…for now.
Turn your presentation into a gripping story with these 15 actionable storytelling tips.
What is the Presentation Summit? See why this PowerPoint conference rocks and why you should attend this year in New Orleans…Ooh la la!
Creating a Venn diagram in PowerPoint is extremely easy, thanks to SmartArt. I’ll show you how to create and customize one in just a few clicks.
The Ultimate YouTube-to-PowerPoint Guide! Video tutorials, step-by-step instructions, troubleshooting and more for YouTube videos in PowerPoint.
Learn how to customize and set up the Quick Access Toolbar, one of the smartest moves in PowerPoint you’ll ever make. Invest minutes, save hours!
If you find your titles are drifting away from one slide to another, you’ll love this tutorial for aligning objects between slides in PowerPoint.
Could it be, we’ve unlocked the power of Thor with this Hammer Tool? Learn how to install this PowerPoint add-in we wish we’d found years ago!
Learn how to make your pictures transparent in PowerPoint, either with a single picture or with multiple pictures all in one go.
Check out our basic and advanced PPT tips for customizing and working with vector graphics – one of the best-kept secrets of top PowerPoint designers!
One of our favorite best practices in PowerPoint is to add “Formatting Guides” to your slides to indicate and enforce your preferred formatting.
How to use the OneDrive App to rename, re-arrange and organize your files within the PowerPoint, Excel and Word apps.
In this tutorial learn how to manage thousands of PowerPoint slides across your organization.
Learn how to pick up and apply custom colors in the PowerPoint for iPad app…something that’s technically impossible without this work around.
Learn how to protect your PowerPoint presentation and stop anyone from editing it by turning your slides into pictures.
Learn how to quickly make objects or text appear and disappear in PowerPoint.
Believe it or not, turning your shapes back into bullet points is an awesome PowerPoint trick for anyone building lots of corporate presentations!
Simple steps to create business presentations that grab your audience’s attention without agonizing over messaging, design and storyboarding.
Learn how to create a continuous list of numbers across the cells in a table in PowerPoint without each cell starting at 1 in this tutorial.
In this tutorial, learn how to create a continuous list of numbers across multiple textboxes or shapes in PowerPoint without starting at 1 each time.
Want to create a mouseover text effect, or mouse pop up in PowerPoint? Let’s show you how with the ScreenTip functionality of hyperlinks.
Speed up the creation process for a presentation by learning how to use the Outline View in PowerPoint to turn your bullet points into slides.
See how to quickly add slide numbers in PowerPoint and make sure they show up correctly. You can also snag our free Page Number guide.
Follow this step-by-step written and video tutorial to learn how to view two PowerPoint presentations at the same time on a single monitor.
Learn how to create the middle overlapping part of a Venn diagram from scratch in PowerPoint 2007, PowerPoint 2010, and PowerPoint 2013.
The best types of PowerPoint animations, are the intentional false kind that you build yourself! Learn how in this step-by-step tutorial.
No matter how awesome you are, you probably don’t know these 4 PowerPoint tricks. See and learn what 99% of PowerPoint users can’t do!
Has your train of thought ever been derailed by something so simple as inserting a symbol in PowerPoint? Prevent it by creating text shortcuts.
Have you ever looked at a PowerPoint slide and had NO IDEA what the point was? Highlight your point and data visually for your audience (part 3 of 3).
Sometimes you need bullet points in PowerPoint but they don’t look great. Use this trick to break them up and make your slides more visual (part 2 of 3).
If you’ve never heard of the “lock drawing mode”, prepare to be blown away! See why it’s the most worthless, yet awesome, PowerPoint command.
Learn how to make your PowerPoint presentations stand out by going beyond the default formatting without wasting countless hours or days (part 1 of 3).
This 3-part series is designed to give you concrete tips, tricks, and examples that you can use to make your PowerPoint presentations awesome!
Using Office for iPad and syncing files across ALL of your devices? Learn the steps for working smart and avoiding issues with version control.
Learn how to best use PowerPoint for iPad to avoid pitfalls and frustrations, and to put more power in your point with this handy app!