PowerPoint is an invaluable tool that can assist in the creation of impactful professional presentations. Whether you need a presentation for a pitch to a potential client, for that next staff meeting, or to share information at a seminar, here are six hidden PowerPoint tips that can make your presentation a stunning success.
If you have run out of fresh ideas on how to make your PowerPoint presentation slides pop, then the PowerPoint Designer
is the perfect feature to help take your presentation to the next level. This service automatically generates idea options to provide you with a custom professional design. Simply add content to a slide and the Designer searches for the appropriate background look to match the information you provide. Expertly turn text into user-friendly SmartArt graphics, which work especially well for bulleted lists of data. You will look like a pro that created a professional infographic. With this application, any photos you upload will fit perfectly on the slide while adding an optimized design.
PowerPoint “Morph” Transition
Presentation slides burst to life with the “Morph” transition feature in PowerPoint
. This application easily animates objects and creates smooth transitions as they move across the slides. Become a PowerPoint magician as you use this feature to make shapes, pictures, text, WordArt, SmartArt, and various charts appear to move. For an effective morph transition, you need two slides with one common object. Simply make a duplicate slide and copy and paste that object to an alternate spot on that second slide. Once the program applies the morph transition to that second slide, it will automatically animate your object.
Using your free Microsoft account, you are able to utilize the Present Online
feature to share your presentation through the Office Presentation Service. Individuals can view the presentation online through this free, user-friendly public service. Simply share the presentation by clicking the Share
and Present Online
tabs and then enable remote viewers to download the PowerPoint presentation.
Six New Chart Types in PowerPoint
In 2016, PowerPoint added six new chart types
to their software in addition to the original ten. The new charts include: Treemap, Waterfall, Sunburst, Box and Whisker, Histogram, and Pareto (which is within the Histogram options). You can present a hierarchal viewpoint of data with the Treemap as a simple way to compare various categories. The Waterfall chart easily depicts the gains and losses. The Sunburst chart enables your presentation to show a deeper analysis of data. The Box & Whisker chart disseminates information into quartiles of four equal groups to highlight the mean and outlier values. For a presentation with statistics, the Histogram will automatically show the regularities within a dissemination of facts. The Pareto chart uses a bar graph to display the ratio of influence of each statistic or fact.
Another hidden feature of PowerPoint is that users can record
information on the computer screen along with accompanying audio and easily insert it into a presentation slide. The embedding process is simple and users can add a style frame to display the recording perfectly. A presentation can become more versatile and relevant to the audience with this screen-recording feature.
Simpler Collaboration and Sharing
Through the PowerPoint Web App users can co-author and edit documents
to enhance the collaboration process on team projects, meetings with clients, and a variety of other circumstances requiring a group effort. Complete this collaboration in real-time as all participants view the content that is being added and edited.