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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.

How to Strikethrough or Cross Out Text in PowerPoint (4 Ways)

How to Strikethrough or Cross Out Text in PowerPoint (4 Ways)

You can apply strikethrough to cross out or create a line through text using PowerPoint commands or keyboard shortcuts. Strikethrough can be effective to show that something has been removed or deleted. You can even add a Strikethrough button to the Quick Access Toolbar.

How to Align Objects on PowerPoint Slides

How to Align Objects on PowerPoint Slides

You can align objects on your PowerPoint slides in several ways. Objects you align may be shapes, images, placeholders or text boxes. The most common way to align objects is to use the Align command which appears on multiple tabs in the Ribbon.

How to Space Objects an Equal Distance Apart in PowerPoint

How to Space Objects an Equal Distance Apart in PowerPoint

You can space objects an equal distance apart in a couple of ways in PowerPoint. These objects may be shapes, images, placeholders or text boxes. If the objects are not consistent in size, it’s problematic to try to space them evenly apart.

How to Change the Background of Your PowerPoint Slides

How to Change the Background of Your PowerPoint Slides

In PowerPoint, you can change the background of individual slides, selected slides based on a layout, or all slides based on a slide master. Slide backgrounds can be changed to a color, gradient, texture or picture.

How to Crop a Picture in PowerPoint (4 Ways)

How to Crop a Picture in PowerPoint (4 Ways)

In PowerPoint, you can crop a picture in several different ways. You can apply basic cropping, crop to a shape such as an oval or triangle, crop to aspect ratio or crop to a precise size. After you have applied cropping, you can change the cropped area, adjust the position of the picture and / or resize the picture.

How to Blur a Picture in PowerPoint

How to Blur a Picture in PowerPoint

You can achieve some interesting effects in your PowerPoint presentations by applying a blur effect to a picture. Blur is an artistic effect and you can increase the blur using the Format Picture task pane or dialog box …

How to Add Notes in PowerPoint Files

How to Add Notes in PowerPoint Files

You can add notes or speaker notes in your PowerPoint files using the Notes pane in Normal view. Notes may be viewed by a presenter during a presentation and may be printed as well. When you create your PowerPoint slides, you can add, edit and format notes.

How to Highlight Text in PowerPoint [5 Ways]

How to Highlight Text in PowerPoint [5 Ways]

You can highlight text in PowerPoint in many different ways. If you’re an Office 365 subscriber, Text Highlight Color is available on the Home tab in the Ribbon. For everyone else, you’ll need to use other strategies if you want to highlight text …

How to Turn Off Automatic Text Resizing in PowerPoint

How to Turn Off Automatic Text Resizing in PowerPoint

PowerPoint’s Autofit feature is set to automatically resize text in text boxes or placeholders. To stop this, you can turn off Autofit settings for all PowerPoint presentations on your computer or for a specific text box or placeholder.

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