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Text is probably the most important element on your PowerPoint slides. You may have heard the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, but more often than not, that picture needs a caption to be understood better. And even when there are no captions, a narrative is required. And that narrative is text too. Text can be added almost everywhere within PowerPoint slides: from placeholders and text boxes to the Notes Pane. Additionally, you can also add and edit text within any shapes except connectors, including straight lines.
by Kurt Dupont
PowerPoint is a very resourceful tool that can help businesses achieve more. Unfortunately, there are several possibilities within PowerPoint that people don’t know. The only thing that people know is how to design the presentations, but they don’t know they can use certain tools to better enhance those presentations and achieve more. Some people will complain how they hate PowerPoint and others say that PowerPoint does not help them in achieving what they wanted. Here are some of the three things that you need to know about PowerPoint that will help you learn how to use PowerPoint in more resourceful ways.
If you have worked aplenty with text in PowerPoint, you must be aware that you cannot rotate text within a shape by 180°. What’s surprising is that you can rotate text by 90° and 270° within a shape, but not by 180°! But why would you need upside-down text that is rotated 180°? Many users do need this upside-down text to explain advanced concepts.
We first feature John Auckland, who shares his experience of successfully funding around 50 companies, to share with you, 5 Steps to Creating a Killer Pitch Deck When Raising Funds. Nigel Holmes, a celebrated illustrator talks about his new book, Crazy Competitions: 100 Weird and Wonderful Rituals from Around the World. If you explore through the pages of his book, you will discover so many ideas on how you can make illustrations work better for you in PowerPoint. Even if you don’t use the inspiration in PowerPoint, the book is an amazing read and watch! We then feature Ken Molay, who shares Top 5 Tips For Remote Presentation Design. This is a must-read if you deliver webinars. Finally, we did not find a list of common double-byte fonts anywhere, and with so many requests pouring in, we decided to create a list on our own.
PowerPoint 2016 for Windows can explore the many Views in the program. PowerPoint 2013 for Windows can learn how to Insert Symbols. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can learn about Manipulating Shapes by Dragging Yellow Handles, and Text Alignment. And if that wasn’t enough for this week, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates released in the last week.
Do you want to create a pentagon-shaped table? Even better, don’t you want to use a process that not only makes the table completely editable, but which ends up with a particular shape? We are going to use two PowerPoint techniques to achieve this trick.
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