Learn PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
Align Text within Shapes / Text Boxes
After adding text within a shape (or a text box) in PowerPoint 2016, you can also perform basic edits like adding, deleting, or replacing
existing text. Other than the basic text editing you can even control how your text is aligned within the shape. To do that you need to
access these options within the Format Shape Task Pane.
Six New Chart Types
Frankly, it has been many years since new chart types were added to PowerPoint's repertoire of the ten chart types. The great news is that
you will find new chart types in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows. These are Treemap, Sunburst, Histogram, Pareto (within Histogram options),
Box and Whisker, and Waterfall.
Cookie Cutter Shapes
Do you want to create a triangular table? Even better, don't you want to use a process that not only makes the table completely editable
but which ends up with a shape that is not limited to just a triangle? We are going to use two PowerPoint techniques to achieve this
Align Shapes to Center of Slide
We have already shown you how to align shapes in PowerPoint 2016 -- however for alignment to work, you need to have more than one shape
(or any other slide object) selected so that they can align with each other. However, you may want to align just one shape (or even a
single group of shapes) to the exact center of your slide. Fortunately, that is easy to achieve.
Group, Ungroup, and Regroup Shapes
So what exactly does grouping mean? And what is ungrouping and regrouping going to do further? The moment you select a slide object such
as a shape on a PowerPoint slide, you will see some selection handles -- this indicates that the shape is selected. Select another shape
while the first one is still selected and you see two sets of selection handles. If you need to similarly select many shapes on a slide
fairly often, this sort of selection may become cumbersome -- and waste so much time. In that case, it's best you select all the shapes
you need to work with, and then combine them into one "group" of shapes.