Microsoft PowerPoint

When you are creating a flow diagram or an organisational chart in PowerPoint you might use Copy & Paste to create multiple shapes of the same size, but you could use a PowerPoint feature called Duplicate.  Duplicate will not only copy the shape size and format, but it also copies the alignment and spacing between the first and second shape that you draw.  This feature will give you consistent shapes that are spaced regularly quickly and easily…

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When starting a presentation in a meeting, it can take a while to locate and launch your slideshow. Did you know that you can change the format in which you save your presentations so that they launch into the Slideshow view instantly…

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If you have a great video you would like to play during your presentation but only require part of it to be shown, PowerPoint has a great feature to trim the video down..

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To ensure that your presentations in PowerPoint look stylish, professional and stay interesting for your audience you can now convert your standard bullet point lists to amazing SmartArt graphics with a couple of clicks of a mouse button...

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After creating an engaging presentation in PowerPoint, you may wish to print handouts of your slides for your audience to take away. Did you know you can even print handouts with space for your audience to take notes while you present? Here is how it's done...

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When you include pictures within your presentation slides, a quick way to add emphasis is to crop the picture to a shape...

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When you are presenting information on a slide, you may wish to highlight an area of importance or draw everyone’s attention to data on the slide.  This can be achieved by zooming into a specific area of the slide using PowerPoint Presenter View.

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During a slide show presentation, you can use shortcut keys on the keyboard, a mouse, or a remote clicker.

Here are some keyboard shortcuts you may find useful when delivering PowerPoint presentations.

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You can add audio files to a PowerPoint slide from your computer, a network drive, or the Internet. You can also record your own audio to add to a presentation.

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On occasions you may wish to reuse PowerPoint slides from an existing presentation. Using the 'reuse slides' feature allows you to copy multiple slides and control whether to use the source slide formatting or the formatting in the current presentation...

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PowerPoint can be a fun program to use, but it can also be frustrating.  For example, when you’re trying to drag shapes to a slide and place them near to each other, but you can’t quite get them to line up. Or, you want a single picture or shape to align itself neatly on the slide.  If this is a problem you’ve encountered, then you’ll be pleased to know that it doesn’t have to be so painful…

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Cropping is the process of chopping off the edge of a picture. It can be used to focus on part of a picture, or to neaten the edges of a messy scanned image.

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