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by Geetesh Bajaj, December 5, 2017

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How to Design a Presentation That Plays to Your Strengths

Sara McGuire

Not all of us are born public speakers. For a lot of people (probably even most), delivering a presentation is a skill that you need to practice. There are a lot of articles out that provide tips on how to deliver a presentation. But I want to talk about how presentation design can play to your specific strengths as a presenter—even if you think you don't have any.

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VBA: Change One Shape to Another in PowerPoint

VBA: Change One Shape to Another in PowerPoint

Here’s the problem scenario. A particular slide had many trapezoids that should have been rectangles. Normally, the solution is to select all trapezoids and use PowerPoint’s Change Shape option to turn them into rectangles. But assuming you have hundreds of trapezoids on one or more slides, it can be a boring, time-consuming task to select all of them. Would VBA provide an easier and more elegant solution?

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How to Avoid the Four Biggest PowerPoint Color Mistakes

How to Avoid the Four Biggest PowerPoint Color Mistakes

PowerPoint makes it easy to use bright, vibrant colors in a presentation, which can either be good or very, very bad. Used correctly, color can draw attention to important parts of a slide, elicit a desired emotional response, or reinforce a company’s brand identity. But poor color choices can be distracting in ways you might not even be aware of.

Laura Foley explains more.

Use Macros and Scripts in PowerPoint

Use Macros and Scripts in PowerPoint

This article is not about creating your own macros or scripts to automate PowerPoint. However, if you just want to run any macros or scripts that a friend or colleague shares, then you are on the right page.

Learn about using readymade VBA snippets in PowerPoint.

Keyboard Shortcuts and Sequences E-Book: PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007, and 2003

Keyboard Shortcuts and Sequences E-Book: PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007, and 2003

Are you aware of all PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts and sequences? Want to check if your favorites have been included in this e-book, or if there are a few that can help you perform your PowerPoint tasks quicker and better? Or if you don't use keyboard shortcuts and sequences, do you want to get started?

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This 146 page PDF e-book downloads quick, costs you $9.99, and is a valuable resource. The PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts and Sequences E-Book covers the last five Windows versions of PowerPoint: PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, and 2003. And also, PowerPoint 2016 and 2011 for Mac.

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Format Task Pane

Format Task Pane

PowerPoint works with the concept of selection, and then action. And the action typically is to edit whatever you may have selected! For such editing, the Format Task pane in PowerPoint 2016 can be indispensable. The Format Task pane aligns neatly with the right or left side of the PowerPoint interface, and you can now immediately see how your choices affect the selected slide objects. The Format Task pane is often tabbed. This means that you can jump quickly between different elements of your slide object! In many ways thus, the Format Task pane is the single source where different style formatting options are consolidated in one place.


Changing Interface Color

Changing Interface Color

When PowerPoint 2016 is launched, you see the Presentation Gallery. You will notice the bright orange section on the left side of the Presentation Gallery. Yes, you can change the bright orange to something else and end up with a different-looking PowerPoint program interface. We show you how to change the interface color in this tutorial.

Customize Quick Access Toolbar

Customize Quick Access Toolbar

The Quick Access Toolbar or QAT is the only toolbar available in PowerPoint. This toolbar can be customized and can contain your most-used commands so that they are accessible to you with just a single click. There are two ways in which you can add your favorite commands to the QAT. The easier way is to right-click any button on the Ribbon tabs, and choose the Add to Quick Access Toolbar option.


Add and Rename Ribbon Tabs

Add and Rename Ribbon Tabs

The Ribbon that you see within the PowerPoint 2016 user interface was designed to make all options easily accessible. To make more options available, you can add more tabs, rename them, and populate them with even more commands, as we will explore within this tutorial.

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Slides Pane

Slides Pane

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac's work area below the Ribbon continues to be tri-paned. These three panes comprise the Slides Pane, the Slide Area, and the Notes Pane. The Slides Pane is the thin strip on the left side of the PowerPoint 2016 interface that contains thumbnails of all your slides.

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