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How to insert Greek symbols very quickly

When you create a presentation for a graduate thesis or dissertation, often, you need to insert Greek letters into the slide. Mathematical symbols and Greek letters are pervasive today and used everywhere, from physics to social science. You may use the equation block for inserting those symbols, but this block will have different format settings than the rest of your text, and you will not be able to edit it in older versions of Microsoft Office. If you need to insert just a symbol, use the Symbol dialog box or Alt+code shortcuts.

How to change the size of slides in Microsoft PowerPoint

When you prepare your presentation, you should adapt it to the device, which will be used for projecting it. Some devices or even laptops can have different sizes, so you can need to change the sizes of your presentation.

How to update or change links to Excel charts or spreadsheet data in PowerPoint

When you prepare a PowerPoint presentation, you can add some information from an external source file. For example, a lot of presentations contain some data from an Excel spreadsheet or Excel charts.

How to create an equilateral triangle, a regular square, and other regular polygons in PowerPoint

For some charts or diagrams, you need to create a regular polygon – equiangular (all angles are equal) or equilateral (all sides have the same length). E.g., equilateral triangle, regular square, etc.

Change the default font for text boxes in PowerPoint

When you create a text box in your presentation, any text you type appears has the default font that can be different from version to version...

Change the default font and style for shapes in PowerPoint

When you create a shape in your presentation, it is created with the default style and any text that you type has the default font.

How to create drops or waves effects in PowerPoint

Using different fonts for creating shapes is useful, fast, and easy. Different letters of different fonts can give the creative and modern look of your pictures. Letters can emulate brush or crayon effect, water stains, or even drops and waves. This tip is about the drops effect that can help you to create beautiful pictures.

How to create water stains effects in PowerPoint

There are a lot of ways how to show your picture in the PowerPoint slide. You can choose different borders with ornaments and colors, you can use different shapes for it, or you can use letters like shapes. This tip is about the water stains effect that can help you to create illustrations.

How to create crayon effects in PowerPoint

To create a modern looking illustration in your PowerPoint presentation, you can use a brush effect, or add pictures with torn edges, or make a mask for pictures using simple and fast tricks. This tip is about another effect that can help you to create different crayon effects.

PowerPoint slide with several shapes and one picture

When you create a presentation, you simply choose some existing company presentation template. However, you might need to invent something new and creative to impress the stakeholders. This tip shows how to use several simple shapes to create a visually appealing design for your slides.