Category Archives: Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint – changing default font

In Microsoft Word, you can change the default font using the Font dialog box. In Microsoft PowerPoint however the font is governed by the Slide Master. The default font in the most recent versions of PowerPoint if you start from … Continue reading

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Microsoft PowerPoint – seeing bulleted list, one bullet at a time

When you are giving a PowerPoint presentation, it is sometimes useful to talk about one bullet point, before your audience sees the next one. You can use animation to bring a bulleted list, one point at a time. On the … Continue reading

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Microsoft PowerPoint – entering text in Outline view

If you are a speedy typist, you don’t want to have to keep reaching for the mouse every time you want to move from a title to a bulleted list on a PowerPoint slide, or even from one slide to … Continue reading

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Microsoft PowerPoint – changing default font and font size in text boxes

I was asked by a client yesterday about whether she could change the default size for text within text boxes. In the most up-to-date versions of PowerPoint, the default font is Calibri, size 18. However, many companies expect employees to … Continue reading

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Creating a Photo Album in Microsoft PowerPoint

If you have a series of photographs, you can now create a presentation in the style of a photo album. You can then apply effects to your photos as outlined in the previous sections. To create a photo album:  Click … Continue reading

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Microsoft PowerPoint – embedding a YouTube video into PowerPoint

If you have PowerPoint 2010 or PowerPoint 2013, you can embed a YouTube video into your presentation. Please note that requirements for online video sites (Youtube, etc.)  using PowerPoint 2010 are as follows: Flash Player 10+ Windows Media Player 10 or … Continue reading

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Transform a bulleted list to SmartArt – Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

You may want to create a slide, showing the stages in a process, which will look better if not in a straightforward bulleted list. To start with, select the bulleted list from which to create the diagram. On the Home … Continue reading

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Duplicating shapes in Microsoft PowerPoint

To duplicate shapes in PowerPoint: Draw the first shape and format it as required. Press Ctrl + D. Repeat for as many shapes as required. If you want to create a different shape but with the same proportions as the … Continue reading

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