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How to create your own slide show

When you create a presentation, it is difficult to develop a perfect plan of slides in the very beginning. Very often, you don’t know, which part of your presentation will be interesting for the auditoria. For example, when you present the same presentation about the new project many times, the auditoria can be different.

How to create a dynamic presentation

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.

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).