Our Most Popular Managed Services

If you need help deciding what services are best for your business let us know.

Logo

 
 Popular Services
 (502) 212-2525

Logo

 

Triad IT Blog

Triad IT has been serving the Kentucky area since 1998, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Tip of the Week: How to Use PowerPoint More Efficiently

Tip of the Week: How to Use PowerPoint More Efficiently

When there is a need to create a presentation, one solution is common enough that its name has become synonymous with the presentation itself: PowerPoint. Not only does this Microsoft Office staple have plenty of features for a user to leverage, it also provides a considerable amount of shortcuts and time-saving tricks. This week’s tip will dive into some of these tricks.

Changing Your Object Defaults
PowerPoint offers a lot of ways to personalize the aesthetic of your presentation, which can help you create a recognizable, identifiable appearance for your company and its brand. However, if you have to reformat every object you create in your presentation, it will be easy to become overwhelmed and frustrated. The easiest way to simplify and streamline this task is to tweak your object default settings.

For instance, let’s say you wanted to reconfigure the text boxes to match your company’s branding a little better. Your first step would be to create a text box and edit it to match the formatting that you want the rest to mimic. Once you’ve done so, right-click on the text box and select Set as Default Text Box from the menu that pops up. After this process is completed, the rest of the text boxes you add to that particular presentation will feature your revised formatting.

Finding an Object
By the time your presentation starts to take shape, chances are good that you’ll have quite a few objects to contend with - enough to make finding a particular one difficult. This is especially true when objects have been grouped together. However, there is a simple means to cycle quickly through these objects until you find the one you’re looking for.

All you have to do is press Tab. This will select each element on the page in sequence, even those that have been grouped together. As a result, you have a simple means of getting at objects that may not be easily accessible otherwise.

Leverage Templates
As a way to save a user time and effort, PowerPoint includes the capability to apply a template to a presentation, greatly reducing or eliminating the time it takes to format the presentation’s appearance. This is exceptionally useful if a presentation needs to be ready sooner than later, and gives it a clean appearance.

However, there are a few potential issues with this approach. The presentation most likely won’t match your company’s branding, lessening your ability to associate its impact with your business. Secondly, a sharp-eyed prospect may be able to spot a pre-built template from Microsoft, diminishing how impressive they find your presentation and the information it offers.

A relatively easy fix is to take the time and create a customized template that matches your branding, although this will take a considerable amount of time to accomplish. If you can spare the time, it may not be a bad idea to create a template that you can use in the future and save time later. If not, focus on using the generic template to deliver the best, most informative presentation that you can. The advice and knowledge you’re sharing is the more important consideration, so if you can present it with passion, your audience shouldn’t mind a generic appearance too much.

What have you used PowerPoint to discuss in the past? Did you find a certain approach to be effective for you? Let us know in the comments, once you’ve subscribed to this blog!

How Sports Have Gotten Smarter
Are Your Printing Expenses Secretly Out of Control...
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Security Trends Ransomware Cloud Computing Staff Unified Communications IT Management Marketing Collaboration BDR Printing Best Practices PowerPoint Thank You File Sharing Tactics Spam Settings Computers RAM Business Technology Business Management Movies Windows 10 Mobile Security Facebook Cost Management Cloud VPN Server Management Analytics Software IT budget Physical Security Patch Management Gadgets Hybrid Cloud Cybercrime Tip of the week IT Services Wireless Charging Network Security Office 365 HP Law Enforcement Server User Security Holiday Voice over IP Microsoft Teams Privacy Wireless Big Data Passwords Data recovery Computer SSD Employer-Employee Relationship WiFi Technology Tips Malware Backup and Disaster Recovery Paper Office Technology Edge Data loss Productivity Network Attached Storage Tablet Vulnerability Applications Wi-Fi Managing Stress Data Protection Internet of Things Congratulations Dongle Virtual Assistant Telephony Specifications Miscellaneous Business Computing Ink Inventory Hard Drive A.I. Microsoft User Tips Router disposal G Suite Email Backup Antivirus Twitter Virtualization Gmail Government Telecommute Workers Connectivity Phishing Android Networking Mobile Devices Social Media Streaming Media Machine Learning Sports Hardware Online Shopping Managed IT Services Virus VoIp Hackers Threat Downloads Communications HIPAA Maintenance Digital Saving Money Hard Drives e-waste Cybersecurity Laptop Content Filtering Small Business Websites Excel Efficiency Database Blockchain How To Chrome IT Support Automation Artificial Intelligence WannaCry Hosted Solutions Paperless Office Document Management Data eCommerce Cortana Remote Computing Tech Term Password Spyware Business Intelligence Comparison Internet Smartphone Battery Bandwidth Operating System Safety Value Telecommuting Company Culture User Tip Tip of the Week Managed IT services Smartphones Save Money Data Breach Environment Millennials Data Management Tech Terms Conferencing Apple Processors Apps Knowledge Communication Managed IT Service Bring Your Own Device Google iPhone Browser Innovation Business Internet Explorer Data Backup Outsourced IT Lead Generation Alert Sales

Newsletter Sign Up