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In PowerPoint, when you type text within a text or Content placeholder, the default result is that you end up creating a bulleted list. Also, when you import an outline, all the content other than the slide titles ends up becoming bulleted text. While this may work in some situations, at other times you may want to either remove the bullets altogether, or convert it to a numbered list.
Before you change or format something, PowerPoint expects you to first to make a selection, and then the do something such as clicking a button to perform an action for the selected slide objects. If you cannot select an object, then you cannot modify it at all. Although this tutorial explains how you can select shapes on a slide, the process works the same way for any other slide object.
We first bring you ten ideas for presentations that you can use in a Pecha Kucha presentation. You can use these same ideas in other presentations too. We also feature Jerry Weissman who talks about Six Ways to Win With Words.
PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about Comparing Presentations Manually, and Creating Your Own Picture Bullets. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can find out more about the Shape Subtract command that let you create new shapes from existing PowerPoint shapes. We also cover No Fill for Shapes and the Presentation Gallery. 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.
Backstage view is not akin to other PowerPoint views such as Slide Sorter view or Normal view that relate to working with slides. In fact, Backstage view is not a view in those terms, because you can be using Normal view (to work with slides) and Backstage view (to work with options) at the same time. Consider Backstage view as an over-sized menu that gives you access to many options. In PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, Backstage view and Presentation Gallery are one and the same for most purposes, except the way they are accessed. Let us explore existing features within Backstage view.
“Words, words, words! I get words all day through,” are the exasperated lyrics exclaimed by the title character of My Fair Lady, the classic musical play and film. Her exasperation is with the speech professor who is drilling her in word skills as part of an effort to elevate her social status from flower girl to an upper-class lady. Henry Higgins, the play’s fictional professor, is also exasperated—and so are countless real speech teachers and coaches, writers, and editors—with the decline of the English language.
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