PowerPoint Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts
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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.
You can turn off Autofit to stop PowerPoint from changing font size automatically in placeholders, text boxes and shapes containing text. Depending on your preferences, you can turn Autofit off for objects in the current presentation or in all new presentations.
You can insert Excel worksheet data into PowerPoint as an object or a table. Objects can be linked or unlinked. If you insert worksheet data as a table, it cannot be linked but can be formatted in PowerPoint.
If you’re inserting and formatting SmartArt in PowerPoint, there are several tips and shortcuts you can use to work faster with SmartArt objects.
One of PowerPoint’s most useful tools is the Selection Pane. You can use it when you’re working with multiple images and objects that are stacked on top of each other on a slide. With the Selection Pane, you can select, reorder, rename, show and hide objects on a PowerPoint slide.
You can change slide size or aspect ratio in Microsoft PowerPoint from widescreen to standard or vice versa. Widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio) is the default in 2013 and later versions of PowerPoint and standard (4:3 aspect ratio) is the default in 2010 and earlier versions.
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