PowerPoint Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts
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If you want to align text or objects in PowerPoint, you may want to use keyboard shortcuts for alignment. Although there are built-in keyboard shortcuts to align text in placeholders or text boxes, you will need to do some customizing to create simple keyboard shortcuts to align objects.
If you have PowerPoint 2019 or 365, you can use the Morph transition to create more engaging presentations by adding seamless movement to objects. Morph can move the location of an object from one slide to the next during a slide show. Because it’s a transition, not an animation, you’ll need to create two slides to morph an object. You can apply the Morph transition not only to create movement but also to change size or formatting of text, shapes, pictures, SmartArt, WordArt and charts.
You can make a shape, image or other object move across a PowerPoint slide using entrance or motion path animations. The animation will occur during a slide show and can occur automatically or on click.
It’s common to group objects in PowerPoint so you can move the objects together and apply formatting and animation to the group. However, you can’t group certain objects. In this article, we’ll discuss several situations where you can’t group in PowerPoint as well as some solutions.
If you have inserted a video on a PowerPoint slide, you can display a custom thumbnail (or Poster Frame) for the video during a slide show. The thumbnail will display when you run a PowerPoint slide show and disappears when you start the video. For most videos, the thumbnail that displays is the first frame of the video clip. You can use the Poster Frame command to display a different frame in the video clip or a picture from another source as a thumbnail. A picture thumbnail could be either an image or an icon.
During a PowerPoint slide show, you can change your mouse into a laser pointer to focus attention on a specific area on your slide. You can show or hide the built-in laser pointer using keyboard shortcuts or by using the context menu.
You can add audio in PowerPoint from a file on your PC or from a shared drive. Audio is played during a slide show and you can insert music, sound clips, or voice recordings. Since audio files are copied into PowerPoint presentations by default, they can increase file size and may need to be compressed. To play audio, your computer must be equipped with a sound card and speakers.
Check out these three easy ways to copy shape, picture or text formatting quickly and easily in PowerPoint using buttons or keyboard shortcuts.
You can create a pop-up effect in PowerPoint when you hover over or mouse over text, pictures or other objects. When you hover over an object during a slide show, you can have PowerPoint jump to another slide to make it appear that an object is a pop-up.
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