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How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint

How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint

You can embed a YouTube video in a PowerPoint presentation and run it during a slide show. Essentially, you are linking to the YouTube video using this method but it will play seamlessly in PowerPoint.

How to Convert PowerPoint to Google Slides (5 Ways)

How to Convert PowerPoint to Google Slides (5 Ways)

You can import or convert a PowerPoint presentation in PPTX format to Google Slides format in several ways. Google Slides will try to convert a PowerPoint presentation to compatible objects, tools and fonts but these programs do have differences so don’t expect a perfect conversion.

Change Line Style, Thickness or Color of Table or Cell Borders in PowerPoint

Change Line Style, Thickness or Color of Table or Cell Borders in PowerPoint

You can change the formatting of a table border or the borders of multiple table cells in PowerPoint by changing the line style, thickness (weight) or color. Different borders can be applied to cells in the same table. For example, you could apply a thick line to header cells and a thin line to the cells in the last row of a table.

How to Rotate Objects in PowerPoint (4 Ways)

How to Rotate Objects in PowerPoint (4 Ways)

You can rotate objects in PowerPoint by dragging the rotation handle, entering an exact rotation amount or by using keyboard shortcuts. To rotate an object means to turn it around its center. Shapes, images and other objects can be rotated in Normal View or Slide Master View.

How to Compress Images in PowerPoint to Reduce File Size

How to Compress Images in PowerPoint to Reduce File Size

There are many strategies you can use to compress images in PowerPoint presentations to reduce file size. It’s common to use built-in compression features in PowerPoint to make large files smaller but you can also reduce image size before you insert pictures on your slides.

How to Blur Text on a PowerPoint Slide

How to Blur Text on a PowerPoint Slide

Blur is an artistic effect that you can apply to a picture in PowerPoint. However, artistic effects cannot be applied to text boxes or text placeholders. If you want to blur text in PowerPoint, you’ll need to cut the text object and then paste it back into PowerPoint as a picture. You will then be able to blur the text.

How to Use Emphasis Animation to Highlight Text in PowerPoint

How to Use Emphasis Animation to Highlight Text in PowerPoint

If you want to focus attention on a key point on a PowerPoint slide, you may want to highlight text. One way to do this is to use emphasis animation effects. You can use this type of animation to change the color of text, apply a fill to the shape containing the text or even have the text grow or shrink.

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