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We begin with a feature by Richard Foster-Fletcher of Toastmasters, who looks explores Key Steps for Feedback When Someone Has Done a Dreadful Job. We also bring you an interview with Jessica Miller of easyPDF, an online tool that lets you convert PDFs into editable PowerPoint slides for no cost. And then we look at some cool guidelines for animation in PowerPoint.
PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn how to Reset, Export, and Import QAT Customizations. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac will explore how to Edit Points for Shapes. And PowerPoint 2013 for Windows users can know more about 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.
PowerPoint and indeed all Microsoft Office programs allow you to work with a particular object only if it is selected. For example, you select a shape to make changes to the shape. You similarly select a chart to edit the chart. And yes, you can select a text container object such as a text placeholder, a text box, or even a shape, and then make changes to its position, formatting, size, etc. However, this changes the entire object and leaves the actual text content within that object largely unchanged. To make changes to the actual text, you first need to select the text separately and then make changes by using the options available within the Home tab of the Ribbon or the Format Task Pane.
Paul Balogh is a tech entrepreneur, currently living in London. Paul is busy building a company around one of the most exciting real-time technologies to hit the European school and HE market. For the past decade, he has been working in the book-publishing industry in Eastern Europe. He founded and co-founded startups around digital publishing and also managed large online bookshops and pioneered the creation and distribution of ebooks in the Romanian market.
In today’s conversation, Paul talks about the new Hypersay Pro accounts, and more.
By Richard Foster-Fletcher
Your team members work well most of the time. But what happens when someone goes seriously off track? When dreadful work has been done, you’ll need to have a difficult conversation and give honest feedback.
Counter-intuitively, negative feedback is unlikely to be effective. When the work is good enough, it is easy to sandwich the critique between generous helpings of praise and appreciation. However, a barrage of negative feedback is likely to put the subject into a defensive mindset, where they feel too sorry for themselves to learn.
Text is an important element in your PowerPoint slides, and most of the time, text alignment is taken care by the defaults set in your presentation template. You type or paste some text in a placeholder, and the text may align left, right, or even center, based upon the choices made in the template or Theme of the presentation. However, there are times when you want to make alignment choices, not just for text in placeholders, but also for text in text boxes, shapes, charts, tables, and anywhere else.
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