If you are giving a presentation, you need to do more than just prepare a speech. You need something else for your audience to engage with to make sure they take in the information you are talking about. One way is to create a PowerPoint presentation.
Iterative processes are the core of any business, and Microsoft PowerPoint provides several templates for cyclic processes: basic cycle, text cycle, block cycle, etc. Cyclic diagrams provide an easy way to illustrate a circular flow of money and goods of the buy, product, and sell process; or steps of iterative decision making of the marketing process.
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.
After recent updates, the ribbon in Microsoft PowerPoint can take up to 1/3 of the available screen space. Microsoft Office help tells that you can hide or unhide your ribbon, but you cannot reduce the size of your ribbon, or size of the text or the icons. False! You can change the mode and remove unnecessary white space around buttons, and, thus, reduce the ribbon size.
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.
In contrast to other Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Outlook and Excel, in PowerPoint doesn't have the option that changes how to open hyperlinks, by clicking with pressing or holding Ctrl or without Ctrl.
A ghost image effect is really wonderful and memorable. This effect is extremely popular now in Photoshop and other graphical applications. But even in PowerPoint you can create a ghost-like see-trough image in a few easy steps:
To create really impressive presentation, it is necessary to make some visual effects: highlight several words in the text, items, shapes, etc. If there are pictures in a slide, it can be useful to add some effects to it. One of the interesting effects is the effect named out-of-bound:
It is now popular to create PowerPoint slides with diagrams or charts drawn using the chalk or marker effect. If you create slides with this effect, it will be great to create an agenda or other slides in the same style. For some PowerPoint slides, you can add a background image with a chalk or marker effect:
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.