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Normal View (Editing View) in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

December 03, 2018

Normal View (Editing View) in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

PowerPoint 2016 continues providing several views that enable you to view and edit your slides. Unarguably, Normal view is the default and most often used view. This view displays one slide at a time in the Slide Area, and is used mainly for editing and creating slides, and shows PowerPoint's typical tri-pane interface that includes the Slides Pane, the Slide Area, and the Notes Pane.

Learn about Normal view in PowerPoint 2016.


Add an Em Dash in PowerPoint for Mac

November 30, 2018

Add an Em Dash in PowerPoint for Mac

You may want to quickly add an em dash within your text container—be it a placeholder, text box, shape, or even a table. It's very easy to add an em dash, and there is more than one way to achieve this task, although there may be some differences, and all ways may not work in the version of PowerPoint you are using. But certainly, using one of these options, you will be able to add an em dash in PowerPoint for Mac.

Learn how you can insert an em dash in PowerPoint for Mac.


List of Double-byte Fonts

November 29, 2018

List of Double-byte Fonts

We do have some extensive content on what Unicode encoded fonts are, and how the remaining ASCII encoded fonts are of two types: single-byte and double-byte. However, our readers want more info—they have asked for a list of common double-byte fonts. Yes, we feel your pain, and will provide a list of double-byte fonts we see in our systems. However, if you see more double-byte fonts, do comment below and we will update this list.

Read more here.


Text Alignment in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

November 29, 2018

Text Alignment in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Text is an important element in your PowerPoint slides, and most of the time, text alignment is taken care by the defaults set in your presentation template. You type or paste some text in a placeholder, and the text may align left, right, or even center, based upon the choices made in the template or Theme of the presentation. However, there are times when you want to make alignment choices, not just for text in placeholders, but also for text in text boxes, shapes, charts, tables, and anywhere else.

Align text in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Crazy Competitions: Conversation with Nigel Holmes

November 28, 2018

Crazy Competitions: Conversation with Nigel Holmes

Born in England, Nigel Holmes studied illustration at the Royal College of Art in London and then freelanced for magazines and newspapers for 12 years in London before moving to New York in 1978 to work for Time Magazine. He became graphics director and stayed there for 16 years. Since 1994 he has run his own business, Explanation Graphics, explaining all sorts of things for a variety of clients and publications. In this interview, Nigel discusses his new book, Crazy Competitions: 100 Weird and Wonderful Rituals from Around the World.

Read the conversation here.


Views in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

November 28, 2018

Views in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Your slides remain the same, yet the various views in PowerPoint make exploring those same slides a little different. This approach makes sense because viewing slides in Slide Show view gives an entirely different perspective than editing them in Normal view. Further, it’s easier to reorder and work with multiple slides in Slide Sorter view and make changes to individual slides in Normal view.

All put together, PowerPoint 2016 provides you with ten different views. Eight of these views can be accessed from the View tab of the Ribbon.

Learn about various views that allow you to edit and show slides in PowerPoint 2016.


Top 5 Tips For Remote Presentation Design

November 28, 2018

Ken Molay

In order to think about designing for web presentations, you need to understand the three ways that web conferencing programs may show your visuals.

Read more here.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: November 27, 2018

November 27, 2018

Convert Text Boxes to Placeholders in PowerPoint

We first look at a very useful tip on how you can convert existing text boxes to Title or Content placeholders in all versions of PowerPoint. Since this is a little involved process, we include a detailed video tutorial, as well as options to accomplish this task even faster with PowerPoint add-ins. We bring you a guest post from Vinette Hoffman-Jackson, who explores Nine of the Best Props to Add Impact to Your Presentation. We also look at the concept of Single and Double-Byte Fonts in PowerPoint.

PowerPoint users of all versions can learn to Put an Image in a Star and also how to quickly add em dashes easily. PowerPoint 2016 for Windows can explore Text Alignment in PowerPoint, and PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users will learn how to Merge Shapes with Pictures, and also how to Rotate Shapes. And if that wasn’t enough for this week, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates released in the last week.

Stay informed about updated tutorials and happenings related to PowerPoint and presenting.


Manipulating Shapes by Dragging Yellow Handles in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

November 27, 2018

Manipulating Shapes by Dragging Yellow Handles in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

There are many different types of shapes PowerPoint provides, and you can format these shapes by resizing, rotating, flipping, etc. Other than these basic formatting tasks, you must explore the yellow square handles. When you select most shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, you can see eight resizing handles and a single rotation handle.

Learn about special yellow handles that allow you to manipulate shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


5 Steps to Creating a Killer Pitch Deck When Raising Funds

November 26, 2018

John Auckland

There are lots of different opinions on what makes a good deck, much of it misguided and rooted in opinion rather than data. There are also a number of bad industry habits that are endemic and often harmful to the investment process. This article takes my experience of successfully funding around 50 companies and combines this knowledge with research completed by DocSend to find the perfect formula for an engaging, compelling and ultimately easy to digest deck.

Read more with John Auckland.


Insert Symbol in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

November 26, 2018

Insert Symbol in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Do you want to add an infinity symbol on your slide? Or do you want to add one of the mathematical symbols? Or even the Yen or Rupee symbols? PowerPoint provides several ways to add such symbols, but the most straightforward option is to use the Symbol dialog box. Let us now explore how you can add symbols within your text containers in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.

Add symbols within your text in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.


Add an Em Dash in PowerPoint for Windows

November 23, 2018

Add an Em Dash in PowerPoint for Windows

You may want to quickly add an em dash within your text container—be it a placeholder, text box, shape, or even a table. It's very easy to add an em dash, and there is more than one way to achieve this task, although there may be some differences, and all ways may not work in the version of PowerPoint you are using. But certainly, using one of these options, you will be able to add an em dash in PowerPoint.

Learn how you can insert an em dash in PowerPoint for Windows.


The Richard Bretschneider Interview

November 23, 2018

Richard Bretschneider

Richard Bretschneider is from Microsoft. He was lead program manager for PowerPoint 2003, and is one of those currently directing planning for the next version of the product.

Richard discusses the new PowerPoint 2003 and looks beyond.


Convert Text Boxes to Placeholders in PowerPoint

November 22, 2018

Convert Text Boxes to Placeholders in PowerPoint

"Is it possible to change a text box into a Title in PowerPoint? I’ve got tons of slides that use text boxes instead of Title and Content placeholders, and I have no clue about how I can get started!" Yes, this is a genuine call for help we received from one of our readers, and we know that there are tons of users who face this problem. In fact, even PowerPoint design houses have to convert text boxes to placeholders all the time in slides they receive from their clients.

Read more here.


Rotate Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

November 22, 2018

Rotate Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

When you insert any shape into your PowerPoint slide, more often than not you will want to make some changes to the default shape that you end up with. Mainly, you may want to resize and rotate the shape. This is something we do a lot in our everyday life, like rearranging our work desks, or even changing the position of our favorite chair so that we feel more comfortable. Similarly, all objects on your slide need to be arranged in a way that feels appropriate, rotation is one way of making this change happen. In PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, rotation can be applied in more than one way.

Learn how to rotate shapes approximately and accurately in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Single and Double-Byte Fonts in PowerPoint

November 21, 2018

Single and Double-Byte Fonts in PowerPoint

An Indezine reader, whom I met in person described the PowerPoint double-byte font scare as a poisonous king cobra snake! Although this sounds like an exaggeration, this thought has lingered with me for many years. Let’s take this dramatic approach further. Sooner or later, you will see PowerPoint look at you like a cobra that’s showing its fangs, and is ready to bite. You want to make sure you are not bitten, and wouldn’t it be nice if the cobra quietly goes back to its hole and rests there in peace and leaves you alone?

Read more here.

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Jeopardy-Like PowerPoint Template (25 Questions)

Want to play a Jeopardy-like game using PowerPoint slides? Yes, this is absolutely doable but making PowerPoint slides with all the interactivity and layouts takes too much work. Fortunately, we have done the work for you. just download our Jeopardy-like 25 (5x5) question PowerPoint template, replace the placeholders provided for questions, answers, and categories, and you’re done! You'll still need a real human being to track scores and you could soon be playing this amazing game as part of a fun exercise, a training program, or even a quiz show.

Download and play your own Jeopardy-like game


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