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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 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.

Automatically show your presentation

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.

Changing the autosaving path

By default, all files in PowerPoint (and all of the Office applications) are saved to Documents folder or library (or My Documents under Windows XP) for the current user.
Each user has his or her own version of this folder, so that each person's documents are kept separate depending on who is logged in to the PC.

Embed fonts to view presentation on different PCs

Sometimes you want to show your presentation on a different computer, and that computer does not have the same fonts as your PC.
To display that presentation correctly, you should embed the fonts in your presentation so that the desired fonts will be available on the other PC.

Adding Commands to the Quick Access Toolbar

You can add some commands to the Quick Access Toolbar, for example, Subscript and Superscript.

Creating Your Own Menu

Creating custom menus in PowerPoint is a funny feature you can use to create groups of the options that you use most often, and then plug them into the menu you name and use yourself.

Show or Hide Enhanced ScreenTips

By default, PowerPoint shows document tooltips (or ScreenTips) when you hover on a button, but this option can be turned off.

How to turn off Start screen

When you first start most of the Microsoft 365 applications, you'll see a new feature called the Start screen.

Shortcut keys for creating, opening files and slides

You can use the following Shortcut keys or Hotkeys: