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These PowerPoint tip collections might have just the help you were looking for on a variety of PowerPoint topics. Check out these PowerPoint tips to get you on the way to better presentations.
10 Common PowerPoint Conundrums
PowerPoint problems crop up every now and then. Here are ten of the most frequent questions I get asked when having problems in PowerPoint.
The Key to Creating Effective Presentations
Creating an effective presentation begins with planning. Before you start making slides, learn how to plan out your presentation.
Add Rolling Credits to a PowerPoint 2003 Presentation
Rolling credits can be added easily to a PowerPoint 2003 presentation by choosing and editing one of the custom animations.
Create a Default Presentation in PowerPoint
Create a default presentation in PowerPoint to suit your own specific needs. This will be the starting, blank template for each new PowerPoint presentation you create.
Large PowerPoint File Sizes
What do photos / clip art and PowerPoint file sizes have in common?
Use Slide Finder to Copy Frequently Used PowerPoint Slides
PowerPoint Slide Finder is a useful tool to quickly locate a specific slide. Copy the slide to another presentation or add it to your list of favorite slides to reuse over and over.
Add Hyperlinks to PowerPoint Presentations
Hyperlinks in PowerPoint allow you to link to another slide, another presentation file, a specific slide in another presentation, a Web site, any file on your computer or to an email address.
All About Slide Transitions in PowerPoint
PowerPoint slide transitions are the visual movements as one slide changes to another. Learn to use PowerPoint slide transitions well to be most effective in PowerPoint Presentations.
Portrait and Landscape Orientation Slides in the Same Presentation
Use both portrait and landscape orientations in PowerPoint slide shows.
Rehearse and Record Timings in PowerPoint
Rehearse your PowerPoint presentation by progressing through the presentation as if you were seeing it for the first time. As you click the mouse to advance the slides, you can record the timings on the slides.
Can I Install Different Versions of PowerPoint on the Same Computer?
Is it possible to install two versions of PowerPoint (or the Microsoft Office package) on the same computer?
Use PowerPoint AutoCorrect as a Shortcut
Use PowerPoint AutoCorrect feature as a shortcut to quickly enter repetitive or lengthy text phrases.
Create an Email Link in PowerPoint
Link to an email address from a PowerPoint slide show.
Different Methods to Copy Slides in PowerPoint
There are many ways to copy slides in PowerPoint. Reuse slides to save time in a new presentation.
Recover Corrupt Powerpoint Files
Echo Swinford's tips on how to recover a corrupt PowerPoint file.
Create a Menu Slide in PowerPoint
Create a menu or summary slide in PowerPoint to quickly link to other slides in your presentation.
Change the Indents on PowerPoint Bulleted or Numbered Lists
The indents of bulleted lists can easily be changed on PowerPoint slides.
View Two PowerPoint Presentations at the Same Time
Compare two or more PowerPoint presentations by viewing them on screen at the same time.
Animation - Copy PowerPoint Design Template Formatting
Copy an existing PowerPoint design template formatting or a modified design template color scheme to a new PowerPoint presentation.
Why is PowerPoint 2003 Pen Disabled During Slide Show?
Other tools are available to use but the PowerPoint pen is disabled during the slide show. Why?
How Can I Start Up Another Presenter's PowerPoint Seamlessly?
Create a hyperlink to open another presenter's PowerPoint presentation seamlessly.
End PowerPoint Slide Shows with a Black Slide
End your PowerPoint slide show with a black slide. This indicates to the audience, in a professional way, that the show is over.
PowerPoint Slide Show View in Quarter Screen
View your PowerPoint slide show in a quarter screen while you work on it at the same time.
Dim Text In PowerPoint Presentations
Dim the text of previous bullet points as you focus on the current topic in PowerPoint presentations.
Use Hidden Slides in PowerPoint Presentations
Use hidden slides to contain extra information in your PowerPoint presentation. These hidden slides are not shown during the slide show.
Copy Slides to Another PowerPoint Presentation - Text Only Version
Reuse existing slides by copying from one presentation to another.
Keep Track of Favorite PowerPoint Presentations in Slide Finder
PowerPoint Slide Finder has an option to add favorite presentations that you use frequently to the List of Favorites in Slide Finder.
Add Slide Numbers to PowerPoint Slides
Each slide in a PowerPoint presentation can display the slide number.
PowerPoint 2003 File Size Too Big?
Turn off Fast Saves in PowerPoint to reduce the file size.
Access a Shortcut Menu of Options During a PowerPoint Presentation
As the presenter, get access to several options to be made during a slide show.
Change a PowerPoint Show File to a Working PowerPoint Presentation
Quick an easy does it to change a PowerPoint show file to a working presentation.
Copy PowerPoint Slides from One Presentation to Another
Copy slides in PowerPoint from one presentation to another, using this step by step tutorial with screen shots.
What Version of PowerPoint Do I Have?
What version of PowerPoint do I have on my computer?