Using PowerPoint 2016 Morph Transition Option

Learn about using
PowerPoint 2016 Morph Transition option.

PowerPoint 2016 morph transition option allows you to transform the data on one slide into your next slide.  This gives you the capability to show movement within your slides on text, images, charts, etc. This feature is great for emphasizing the change within your contents or to highlight specific data within the slide.  In order to use the option, you must have at least two items in common on the slides. Below are the step-by-step instruction for using PowerPoint 2016 morph transition option. Continue reading “Using PowerPoint 2016 Morph Transition Option”

Working with PowerPoints Slide Master to Create a Custom Template

Learn how to work with PowerPoint’s Slide Master – creating a custom template, adding a theme, setting the background, changing the overall font, changing various fonts throughout your presentations, adding placeholders to specific layouts, adding page numbers, changing page number locations, adding footers, and saving your custom template.

PowerPoint’s Slide Master is like a “set it and forget it” feature.  It allows you to create a completely customized and unique template that you can use over and over for all your new presentations. So, whether you are doing just a couple or many presentations, it’s worth taking the time to set up the template. Because, once you’ve set it up you can use it for all new presentations allowing you to have the customized look as well as consistency throughout your presentations. Below are the step-by-step instructions for work with PowerPoints slide master to create a custom template. Continue reading “Working with PowerPoints Slide Master to Create a Custom Template”

Adding a PowerPoint SmartArt Organizational Chart to Your Presentation

Learn how to add and manipulate a PowerPoint SmartArt Organizational Chart.

Adding SmartArt such as organizational charts to your PowerPoint presentation is a great way to visually represent your ideas and information on the screen.  It allows the audience to literally “see” the information you are trying to convey. Below are the step-by-step instructions for creating and working with a PowerPoint SmartArt Organizational Chart. Continue reading “Adding a PowerPoint SmartArt Organizational Chart to Your Presentation”

PowerPoint 2016 Tabs/Ribbons Shortcut Keys

Learn the various PowerPoint 2016 shortcut keys for the Tabs/Ribbons and Backstage.

Shortcut keys allow you to maneuver through PowerPoint’s tabs and ribbons using the keyboard instead of the mouse.  To assist you, I’ve compiled a listing of the PowerPoint 2016 shortcut keys for the Tabs/Ribbons and Backstage. Continue reading “PowerPoint 2016 Tabs/Ribbons Shortcut Keys”

KeyTips – Using the Keyboard to Access the Office Ribbons

Learn how to use KeyTips to access Office Ribbon commands via the keyboard.

KeyTips / Access Keys

Access keys are shortcut keys that give you access to the ribbon commands without using your mouse.  Once you press the ALT key, KeyTips appear over each command available in the current view, including the Quick Access Toolbar.  Depending on which letter you press, you may be shown additional KeyTips. Continue reading “KeyTips – Using the Keyboard to Access the Office Ribbons”

Reusing Slides from Previous Presentation in New Presentation

Learn how to reuse slides from a previous PowerPoint presentation in your new PowerPoint presentation.

PowerPoint has a great feature for reusing slides from previous presentations, incorporating the selected slides into the new presentation.  The feature also gives you the option of either using the source formatting or applying the formatting from the destination presentation. This is a great time saver as it eliminates the need to retype or reformat slides. Continue reading “Reusing Slides from Previous Presentation in New Presentation”