Contact us today!
217-428-6449

Network Solutions Unlimited Blog

Tip of the Week: PowerPointing You In the Right Direction

Tip of the Week: PowerPointing You In the Right Direction

When you need to put together a presentation, chances are that the solution you use is a little thing called Microsoft PowerPoint from the Office suite. It’s a great, user-friendly solution for most purposes, but are you taking advantage of it to the best of your ability? Here are some of the best ways that you can cut out unnecessary steps in PowerPoint.

Change Your Object Defaults
PowerPoint lets you personalize your presentations in such a way that you can create an identity for them. Having such an identity for your brand is actually quite important, as if your presentations look similar or have the same format to them, they become easier to build out on a whim. Reformatting all of your objects is a big pain, so you can make this process much easier by changing the object default settings.

One of the best examples of this is changing the default sizes of your text boxes to make sure they match your business’ branding. The first thing you need to do is provide an example of what the rest of your text boxes will imitate. Change the formatting of a text box to do this. Once you’ve done it, just right-click on the text box and select Set as Default Text Box. When this is finished, the rest of your text boxes will be added to your presentation with the same formatting as the default box.

Finding an Object
Let’s say that you’ve been working on your presentation for a while now and it’s starting to become difficult finding specific objects. If your objects are grouped together, this task is even more difficult. There is a way to cycle through all of your objects so that you can find the specific one you’re looking for. To do this, just press the Tab key. This selects the next element in the sequence--even if they have been grouped together. This makes finding specific objects much easier than it would be normally.

Implement Templates
PowerPoint can also help you save time with the implementation of templates. These can reduce the amount of time it takes to format your presentation. It’s a great way to get your presentations done, especially if on a deadline, while maintaining a pleasing appearance. Unfortunately, unless it’s a custom template, it’s unlikely that a built-in template will fit your company’s branding. It’s also possible that some of your prospects might identify it as a template, making you look a little on the foolish side.

An easy way to resolve this is by creating a custom template that matches up nicely with your branding. While this is time-consuming, it is definitely worth it--especially if you plan on using it for the foreseeable future. If this isn’t an option, however, it’s best to stick to a simple template so that you can focus primarily on the content and its quality. After all, it’s not a presentation if you don’t have some ideas in it. Nobody is watching your presentation to critique your presentation design; what they really want is to know what you can offer them.

For more tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your software, subscribe to Network Solutions Unlimited’s blog.

Has Malware Made a Home in Your Router?
Three Keys to Proper Software Management
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Saturday, October 20 2018

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code

Tag Cloud

App store Legislation IT Support USB Google Docs Cost Management Peripheral Best Practices Virtual Reality Managed IT Innovation Touchpad Cloud Blockchain Microsoft Word History How to Disaster Recovery Backup Rootkit Efficiency Operating System Internet of Things Gadgets Server WiFi Windows 10s Outlook Camera Data storage Spam Internet Exlporer Project Management Telephone Saving Money WIndows Server 2008 Law Enforcement Comparison Application Co-Managed Services Politics Solid State Drive Malware Gifts Tech Support Emails Managed Service Redundancy Wasting Money Assessment Router SaaS Alexa for Business Meetings Touchscreen Shadow IT Cast Black Market Phishing Electronic Medical Records Customer Hybrid Cloud Recovery Content IoT Spyware Employer Employee Relationship Public Computer Loyalty Adobe Marketing End of Support Remote Computing Government Cache Robot Entertainment Websites Search Audiobook Virtualization Managed IT Service Mobile Cloud Computing Physical Security Productivity Productivity Computing Infrastructure Apps Encryption Humor Risk Management Communication Mobile Device Management Storage Going Green Update Company Culture VPN Identities Safety Bluetooth Augmented Reality Wireless Internet Gamification Nanotechnology Advertising Vendor Management Maintenance Business Owner Tablets Printing Transportation Budget IT Solutions Small Business Telephone Systems Windows 7 Social Engineering User Error Root Cause Analysis Data Loss Amazon Projects Streaming Media Dark Web Computer Accessories Screen Mirroring The Internet of Things Troubleshooting Antivirus Memory Computer Care Sports Computer Consultant Licensing Computer Fan Testing Avoiding Downtime Unsupported Software intranet Managing Stress Hosted Solution Chromecast Vendor Training Sync NFL Hard Disk Drive Laptop Firewall Microsoft Office Applications Bandwidth App Books IT Management Artificial Intelligence Network Security IT budget Ransomware Hard Drives Collaboration Email Printers Retail Money Shortcut Audit Data Theft Cortana Scam MSP Hyperlink Scalability Networking Data Management Windows Ink Ciminal IT Services Holiday Charger Specifications Financial WPA3 Two Factor Authentication Files Passwords Quick Tips Hiring/Firing Microsoft Education Chromebook Device Security Settings Private Cloud Information Administration Management Compliance BDR Relocation Mobile Security Automation Virus Health Windows 10 Data Breach Mobility Accessory Upgrade Worker Commute Browser Monitors Regulation Smart Technology IT Support Edge Data Smart Tech Managed Service Provider Lifestyle Financial Technology Bring Your Own Device Identity Reputation Emergency Business Intelligence Techology Public Cloud Wi-Fi Mobile Devices Software Excel Computing Flexibility Legal Network Cleaning CrashOverride Content Filter Worker Devices Managed IT Services Internet exploMicrosoft Google Maps Benefits Data Recovery Password Employer-Employee Relationship Evernote Credit Cards Software as a Service Commerce How To Document Management Sales Samsung Employee-Employer Relationship Value WannaCry Save Time Data Backup Wireless Charging Internet Spam Blocking Twitter Security Windows Outsourced IT Colocation Downtime Big Data Information Technology Cybercrime HBO Google Keyboard Fraud Conferencing Workplace Tips Chrome Business Technology Battery VoIP Office Facebook Office Tips BYOD Television Google Drive Vulnerability Gmail Users Upgrades Technology HaaS Connectivity Business Computing Computer Forensics Automobile Experience Microsoft Excel Hacking Word Work/Life Balance iPhone Patch Management Video Games Instant Messaging Computers Managed IT Services Cybersecurity Wireless Updates Smartphone Apple Data Protection Wasting Time Phone System Windows 10 iOS Proactive IT Webinar Save Money Congratulations Unified Communications Hosted Solutions Language Personal Information Hackers Professional Services Alert Unified Threat Management User Tips FAQ Remote Monitoring Travel File Storage Google Assistant Tip of the Week Proactive Mobile Device Thank You Best Practice eWaste Data Storage Social Media Two-factor Authentication IT solutions Identity Theft Wireless Technology Communications Android PDF Data Privacy Workers Monitoring Smartphones Tech Term Content Filtering PowerPoint Monitor Students Business Display File Sharing Business Continuity OneNote Data Security Office 365 Business Management Analysis Hard Drive Virtual Assistant Hardware Miscellaneous hacker HIPAA Privacy