When you create your own design on the slide, very often, it contains a lot of different objects such as
pictures, diagrams, charts, text boxes, shapes, etc. Sometimes it is difficult to select one of the objects
- it can be behind other objects, or it can be too small, etc.
PowerPoint proposes an excellent feature named Selection pane that can help to navigate between
different objects and groups.
Visual consistency of the presentation is one of the keys to success. The audience often finds averting
presentations with misaligned titles and font styles. Fortunately, PowerPoint provides you all the necessary
tools for making your presentations consistent.
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.