If you have a presentation with some charts and reports you never know how often you will need to update it. E.g., you create a quarter performance report and receive a new data every hour. In this case, instead of PowerPoint tables and charts it is better to embed Excel object. The information automatically updates after updates in the Excel table.
Tables are very popular objects in Microsoft PowerPoint. They present data, show the dependencies, etc. Some diagrams, such as risk and SWOT analysis, can be presented in the form of tables.
By default, if you type more text than fits into the placeholder, PowerPoint applies an AutoFit (if not disabled). PowerPoint uses different AutoFit algorithms for different objects:
By default, every new slide in a PowerPoint presentation contains placeholders that define the type and position of objects on the slide. Usually, all slides except the presentation title/cover slide have placeholders for a slide title, one or more placeholders for a bulleted list, and one or more levels of secondary sub-lists.
Microsoft Office offers a useful feature called Theme (also known as document Themes or design Themes) that can help to apply different designs to the presentation. A Theme is a group of design settings. In PowerPoint, a Theme contains a combination of colors, fonts, graphic effect settings, and in some cases, background graphics or formatting.
If you open a presentation created in an older version of Microsoft PowerPoint, you may see Compatibility Mode near the filename of the presentation in the title bar:
Saving the presentation in the same location with the same name is extremely easy. However, you need to take additional actions to put your copy in another place or with a different name.
You can work with several presentations at the same time. To open a recently used presentation, you can use the Open pane, but the Open dialog box is your key to finding and retrieving presentations.
The Bevel and 3-D Rotate effects turn any shape, SmartArt, and picture into a 3D image. Bevel (3-D format) imitates depth by wrapping the image around the 3D object. 3-D Rotate adds volume by extruding the outline and text elements and creates a 3D projection of the resulting 3D figure. Combine both effects to make 3D-looking objects.