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How to work with hidden sides

Sometimes you have no time to finish the slide or find at the last moment that it isn’t important for this presentation. In this occasion, you can save you presentation to a different file, delete the slide and use the backup file later. However, you will not have there all notes, highlights and drawings that you will do during the presentation. Instead you can hide the slide and have all the information in one place.

Shortcuts for easy navigating in the Reading view and in Slide Show view

When you work with your PowerPoint presentation in the Reading view or in the Slide Show view, it is better to navigate between slides using shortcuts.

How to create blots for numbering

When you create your own presentation, in some situations it should be funny or have some interesting visual accents. You can use different colors, backgrounds or pictures, etc., but you are still limited by standard elements. This tip shows how to use PowerPoint to create interesting visual objects for your presentation.

How to create spot shapes for numbering

It is usual to use numbering in your presentation (remember, that you can use just 3-5 points in one slide). There are many pre-defined variations and types of numbering lists you can use, and, for sure, there are unnumbered templates on the Internet. But, do you really want to be like anyone else? Why you don’t try to create your own unique numbering style for your presentation?

Calendar project planning in PowerPoint

When you create a presentation of the project, task or innovation, it will be useful to show the project schedule calendar. You can create a Gantt chart, for example, in Excel and just add it to your PowerPoint presentation (see How to create a perfect Gantt chart).

How to create a multi-week calendar

For some presentation slides you might need a calendar as a background picture. For example, when you want to present some events or process for the next few weeks. Sure, there are a lot of existing templates that you can use, but it is easy to create your own calendar from scratch.

How to create a calendar for one month

For some presentation slides you might need a calendar as a background picture. For example, when you want to present some events or process. Sure, there are a lot of existing templates that you can use, but it is easy to create your own calendar from scratch.

How to change color for the table borders in PowerPoint

This is a very simple operation, but Microsoft PowerPoint tables are different from their realization their counterparts in MS Word or MS Excel, where you can change color for the border in the same place (see How to use paragraph borders and shading in Word and Apply or remove cell borders in Excel).

How to quickly insert Greek symbols into your slide

When you create a presentation, you might need to insert Greek symbols into the slide. This tip demonstrates how to insert Greek symbols using the equation block.

How to insert Greek symbols very quickly

When you create a presentation, often it is necessary to insert some Greek symbols into the slide. You may use the equation block for inserting those symbols, but will have different format settings than the rest of your text and you will not be able to edit it in old versions of Microsoft Office. Thus, if you need to insert just a symbol, you should better use the Symbol dialog box or Alt+code shortcuts.