For business presentations, you often need to show an organizational chart like a future business structure
chart or a corporate structure chart. PowerPoint has the predefined organization chart templates that make
organization structure editing not harder than editing a simple list of items.
PowerPoint is using local Windows settings to show grid spacing, figure sizes, etc. This can be an issue if
you prepare the presentation for different or multiple locales. Fortunately, you can temporarily change the
measurement units if you have strict style guide requirements.
If you plan to create a presentation for your family, friends, or colleagues and have only photos, you don't
need to spend hours on inserting and formatting pictures in PowerPoint. Use a relatively new feature
Photo Albums that will automatically do all the work for you.
If you plan to print your presentation in black and white (sometimes it is cheaper and even more informative
then printing in color), you should check how it will look like without color.
Instead of opening your PowerPoint presentation file and then clicking F5 or using other ways to start the
presentation, you can save your PowerPoint file in the PowerPoint Show format. Also, this format prevents
changes in the presentation.
PowerPoint is rarely used by the average Microsoft Office user, but those who use it frequently might find
these simple time-saving tips helpful.
If you don't want to see the red, wavy underlines on-screen, you can turn this feature off by three simple
Even though the placeholders for Date, Number, and Footer might appear in the slide master, they do not
appear on the actual slides in the presentation unless you enable them.
You usually work with only one presentation at a given time. But occasionally, you may need to open two or
more presentations at once. E.g., to copy text or slides from one presentation to another.