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Format tables in PowerPoint

Every inserted or created table in a PowerPoint slide uses the color scheme of the presentation theme. It can take hours to customize the table to your liking.

Formatting table cells in PowerPoint

A convenient way to display data is to present it in a tabular form - in the form of a grid of rows and columns. You can create or insert different types of tables into your PowerPoint slides. You can also apply different formatting to the entire table or a selected area, such as a cell, multiple cells, rows, or columns.

Modify table structure

Usually, the first row of the table is formatted as a header row and contains column headings, and the leftmost column contains row headings. In addition, the default style of a new blank table is formatted to highlight (band) every other row to help readers distinguish between individual lines of information:

How to create or insert tables in PowerPoint

Tables are very popular objects in Microsoft PowerPoint. They present data, show the dependencies, etc. Some diagrams, such as risk and SWOT analysis, can be presented in the form of tables.

Add 3D look to graphic objects

The Bevel and 3-D Rotate effects turn any shape, SmartArt, and picture into a 3D image. Bevel (3-D format) imitates depth by wrapping the image around the 3D object. 3-D Rotate adds volume by extruding the outline and text elements and creates a 3D projection of the resulting 3D figure. Combine both effects to make 3D-looking objects.

Add an illusion of slide depth with reflections for Pictures, Shapes, SmartArt, Charts, and Tables

Reflection creates a mirror image of the object below the original. This effect creates a blurred, semi-transparent clone of the original object that resembles an object reflection on water or class. It is affected by two factors:

Add and modify shadows for Pictures, Shapes, SmartArt, Charts, and Tables in Powerpoint

The shadow effect creates a contrasting area formed by an object on the opposite side of a natural or imaginary light source. The shadow depends on the light source angle and its intensity.

Turn off or on automatically opening of Design Ideas pane

The new PowerPoint Designer feature automatically generates design ideas in the new Design Ideas pane. By default, this pane appears on the right side of the slide and can be very useful for creative users:

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 processes 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.

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