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Adding More Guides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

March 27, 2019

Adding More Guides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Once you have made Guides visible on your PowerPoint slides, they show up in the same position on all other slides within the presentation. You'll find that only two Guides, one horizontal and one vertical Guide are visible at first, and these two Guides intersect at the center of the slide. Most of the time, this might work for you, but you can actually add more Guides since these can help in positioning slide objects better across successive slides.

Learn how to add more Guides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: March 26, 2019

March 26, 2019

Clichés: Phone Operator Pictures

We look at two typical clichés for pictures in PowerPoint: Globe and Phone operator pictures, and what you can do to use visual content that is more fresh and inspiring.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows will learn about Working with Snap to Grid options, and Guides. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac will explore the Recent Tab in Backstage View, and also the Open and Close Tabs in Backstage View. 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.

Stay informed about updated tutorials and happenings related to PowerPoint and presenting.


Reset Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

March 26, 2019

Reset Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Sometimes we come across slides that can be hazardous to our vision! One look at a terrible slide, and it really doesn't matter if the content is great or not. The reason why it no longer matters is because such slides have nothing understated about them, and they seem to ensure that audiences get distracted. You might end up with a similar slide for no fault of yours, because someone else prepared them for you!

Learn how to reset your slide formatting with one click in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Clichés: Phone Operator Pictures

March 22, 2019

Clichés: Phone Operator Pictures

We already looked at how you can overcome clichéd pictures, and we thereafter specifically looked at examples of handshake and globe pictures. Yes, those two visual concepts may be the most clichéd ones, but there’s yet another clichéd picture scenario – and that’s the picture of a phone operator! The phone operator is more often female than male. She has a big smile and looks at you while she is also holding a phone in one hand. Such pictures are often used anywhere people want to represent “communication”.

Learn why another picture of a phone operator will get you to clichéd hell, and what you can do about it.


Open and Close Tabs in Backstage View in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

March 22, 2019

Open and Close Tabs in Backstage View in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

When you click the File menu and access Backstage view in PowerPoint, several options appear. On this page, we explore the Open option, which brings up various Places from where you can open a PowerPoint file. You will also find the Recent Folders list, that contains previously accessed folders.

Learn about file opening and closing options within Backstage view in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Photoshop and Tips on Utilizing It Better

March 22, 2019

Photoshop and Tips on Utilizing It Better

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know how popular and powerful Photoshop is. This tool is used by almost everyone—amateurs and professionals alike—in editing photos and for creating all sorts of digital arts. It also provides unlimited opportunities for users to play around with their photos, allowing them to showcase their creativity and skills at the same time.

Learn more here.


Guides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

March 20, 2019

Guides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Like Gridlines, Guides also allow you to position and snap your slide objects in place. For most professional slide designers, creating slides without guides would be very worrisome! When guides are enabled for the first time within PowerPoint, you can just see two guides by default. These guides are two dotted lines, one horizontal and the other vertical. They span to intersect exactly at the center of the slide.

Learn about viewing and hiding Guides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019

Presentation Management: Ending the Tangled Mess of PowerPoint?

We begin with a new series on Presentation Management. We first look at ending the tangled mess of PowerPoint. We then explore how you can overcome clichés in pictures within PowerPoint decks. We also look specifically at overcoming clichés of Handshake pictures.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows can learn about Rulers and Gridlines. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can explore File Types That Can be Opened and the New Tab in Backstage View. 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.

Stay informed about updated tutorials and happenings related to PowerPoint and presenting.


Recent Tab in Backstage View in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

March 19, 2019

Recent Tab in Backstage View in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

The Recent option within the Backstage View provides you with a list of recently opened presentations so that you can quickly select the one that you want to work upon. Further, the Recent option provides you with a couple of other tricks.

Learn about the Recent option within Backstage view in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Smart Dynamic Guides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

March 25, 2019

Smart Dynamic Guides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Do you notice that any object you move, resize, or align in PowerPoint 2016 actually helps make your task easy! Move it a little closer, resize a wee bit, or even try spacing slide objects and the screen shows all sorts of helpful indicators in the form of dotted lines. The red, dotted lines that show up and then disappear are Smart Guides. These made their debut in PowerPoint 2010 and allowed you to position objects easily. More improvements were added in PowerPoint 2013 that enabled you to see how much further you need to drag so that one object on the slide is as wide as another adjacent object. In fact, you can also evenly space out objects without accessing any Ribbon tabs or typing a number within a dialog box!

Learn about Smarter Guides in PowerPoint 2016.


Clichés: Globe Pictures

March 18, 2019

Clichés: Globe Pictures

Globes again on your slides? And why not? A globe represents so much – just adding a picture of a globe can scream "international"! And maybe that's the problem? Maybe that's the cliché? Maybe it would be better to use something else as a visual rather than a globe? Now these questions have "maybe" written all over them, and you really cannot expect to get simple "yes" and "no" answers, as in "yes, you can still use a globe picture", or "no, you cannot". Even then, we can still discuss and find solutions for ourselves – not through direct answers, but through introspection.

Learn why globe pictures can look clichéd, and what you can do to get better alternatives.


Working with Snap to Grid in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

March 18, 2019

Working with Snap to Grid in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Making gridlines visible on your slides in PowerPoint 2016 is only a good idea if you use the Grid feature to attain some results. If you are serious about using Grids to position slide objects with more precision, you must first visit the options available for changing Grid settings. Once you have played around with the grid settings, you are better equipped and prepared to explore how the Snap to Grid feature can help you accurately position and move slide objects such as pictures, shapes, or anything else you can select and move on a slide!

Learn how the Snap to Grid option works in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Clichés: Handshake Pictures

March 15, 2019

Clichés: Handshake Pictures

One of the most clichéd pictures you will find within presentation slides, web sites, and even billboard banners is that of the handshake! There are all sorts of handshake pictures, from those shaking hands between opposite genders to those of handshakes between people of different races and ages. And yet they all seem clichéd! Why is that so? To understand the answer to this question, we have to first understand what a handshake symbolizes.

Learn why using pictures of handshakes is a cliché, and how you can find alternatives.


Snap to Grid Settings in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

March 15, 2019

Snap to Grid Settings in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Once you make Gridlines visible on your slide in PowerPoint 2016, you may wonder if there’s any benefit using the Gridlines other than the obvious benefit of possessing a visual grid that lets you place slide objects? The answer can be both Yes and No. Yes because you may believe that is all that happens on the surface. Moreover, no because unless you explore how the Snap to Grid option works, you will not realize the real benefit. Worse, this incredible option is not active by default!

Learn how the gridlines snap and help you position slide objects in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


New Tab in Backstage View in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

March 14, 2019

New Tab in Backstage View in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

When you launch PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, you are provided with an option to create a new blank presentation. Further, if you are already working on an open presentation, and want to create a new presentation at that point, you can do so using the New tab within the Backstage View.

Learn about options within the New tab of Backstage view in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Overcoming Clichés in Pictures

March 13, 2019

Overcoming Clichés in Pictures

How many times have you seen the same globe visual used within a slide or even a picture of shaking hands? Or a picture of a phone operator, or even some people smiling while working in an office? These are clichés, but clichés on their own are not bad as a starting point to evolve further. Don't stop there though, and don’t decide that you have reached a conclusion with that predictable visual thought. In fact, there is not one but four ways to discover more original thoughts that go beyond clichés!

Learn about clichés in using common pictures, and how you can overcome them.


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