When PowerPoint does something unexpect and unexplained the desire to toss the computer out the window increases (a lot!). But there are lots of online resources to find solutions (here at ThePowerPointBlog, forums, and searching google or bing).… more »
I have been using the PPTools "Starter Set Plus" Memorize Position tool.
Here is a typical use:
1. I have a reference/source line at the bottom of a slide
2. I want to have all other reference/source lines throughout the presentation in the… more »
In the lower right is the zoom options.
(1) The first option is largely unknown to many users, partially because it is not needed often. Clicking the percentage number opens the zoom dialog that has presets and ability to manually enter a specific… more »
With Office 2010 the circle 'office button' in the upper left of all applications is replaced with a simple 'File' button that opens the Backstage.
Click the 'File' button the Backstage takes over the full application window.
The Backstage i… more »
Here is my sample slide:
I decide the logo, on the master slide, needs to be moved down for more content area.
When go to VIEW >> SLIDE MASTER and try to move the logo I cannot click and select it.
Because the master slide view opened… more »
PPT 2010 now displays each presentation in its own instance of the application. What does this mean?
Here is a real world example (eg. my current project), where I have 2 screens and a separate presentation for each. In designing I need to view the p… more »
In the lower right corner are the shortcut buttons to change the view (normal, edit, slide show - and reading in PPT 2010), plus the zoom tools.
In my sample I am in the Slide Sorter view:
If I want to edit an individual slide, I select the… more »
In PPT 2007 the QAT (Quick Access Toolbar) was the only customization option for the ribbon. In PPT 2010 the ability to customize the ribbons has been added, but the QAT is still the best resource for having always needed tools always available.
Her… more »
While much of the interface is the same as PPT 2007, some items are new - especially in the Backoffice area.
To view the file properties:
File >> Info >> Right side
To edit the File Properties there are 2 options, both accessible by clicking '… more »
Inserting a video with PowerPoint 2010 starts the same as PPT 2007. Insert >> Video >> Video From File.
And we still get the same dialog window to choose the video to insert. But the drop down menu is now very important.
If 'Insert' is selec… more »
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