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5 Easy Ways to Enhance the Look of Your Next Presentation

Posted on 5/3/17 3:18 PM by Alex Matthews in powerpoint

How many times have you started or sat through a presentation while boredom is circulating the room? The yawns from the back interrupt any attempt to explain the quarter’s sales metrics and the blank stares… don’t even get me started. Fear not, friend. You are not alone.

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Tips for Automatic Slide Shows

Posted on 3/24/17 9:17 AM by Get Schooled in powerpoint

  1. Slide shows may be set to run automatically with slides advancing according to preset timings.
  2. Slide Show Tab > Set Up command group > Set Up Slide Show
  3. Loop continuously, until 'Esc'
  4. Use timings, if present
  5. Click on Rehearse Timings to record timings with slides.
  6. Click through each slide in a manner that would allow a new viewer to read

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Enable Custom Slide Shows

Posted on 2/10/17 12:02 PM by Get Schooled in powerpoint

Custom slide shows allow differing collections of slides to be presented for different purposes without saving multiple files.
1. Slide Show Tab > Start Slide Show command group > Custom Slide Show
2. Click the New button
3. Name the show
4. Select slides on the left side
5. Click the add button to move the slide to the right side (to be included in the presentation).
6. Click on Show button to present the custom show.

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Keep your PowerPoint presentation from holding on to useless data (2000/2002/2003/2004)

Posted on 1/15/17 2:58 PM by Get Schooled in powerpoint

One way to avoid a large file size is to never edit your file once you've created it. Don't worry; we know this isn't a practical solution. However, you can trick PowerPoint into treating your old file as if it's a brand new file. When you accomplish this, PowerPoint deletes all of the digital clutter that gathers throughout your edits and your file size can shrink dramatically.

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Don't become too reliant on the PowerPoint Viewer!

Posted on 6/28/16 3:20 PM by Get Schooled in powerpoint

Having the PowerPoint viewer accessible can come in handy even when you least expect it. For example, it can save you a good deal of embarrassment if you travel to a remote location to give your presentation only to find that the computer they've reserved for you doesn't have PowerPoint installed on it. But if you travel with a laptop, the PowerPoint Viewer shouldn't be used as a replacement for the PowerPoint application unless absolutely necessary. If you're armed only with the viewer you can present your slide show virtually anywhere, but even the tiniest edit to your slide show (such as making a last minute grammar correction) is impossible without PowerPoint installed on your computer.

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How To Insert Hyperlinks in PowerPoint

Posted on 3/11/14 5:13 PM by Get Schooled in Microsoft, in powerpoint, in Tips & Tricks

Hyperlinks add the capability of moving from one position to another quickly and easily, such as linking to another slide, another file, or even to a web site.

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Keyboard shortcuts for easy paragraph alignment

Posted on 7/9/13 8:30 AM by Get Schooled in Excel, in Justification, in keyboard shortcut, in Lists, in Microsoft, in microsoft office, in Office, in powerpoint, in Tips & Tricks, in Word

There are many ways to change the alignment of a paragraph in Microsoft Office: you can click the Align Left, Center, Align Right, or Justify buttons on the Formatting toolbar (the Home tab's Paragraph group in Word 2007 and 2010); you can also select Format | Paragraph, click on the Indents And Spacing tab, and choose the desired setting from the Alignment dropdown list.

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Use a hyperlink to launch your default Web browser in PowerPoint

Posted on 2/12/13 4:39 PM by Get Schooled in Microsoft, in powerpoint, in Tips & Tricks

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Reusing Slides in a PowerPoint Presentation

Posted on 1/27/12 11:38 AM by Get Schooled in advice, in Guest Bloggers, in Microsoft, in New Horizons Computer Learning Center, in powerpoint, in Susan Strandberg, in Tips & Tricks

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Link to another presentation and then return to your main presentation

Posted on 12/14/11 8:54 AM by Get Schooled in Microsoft, in New Horizons Computer Learning Center, in powerpoint, in Tips & Tricks

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