Category Archives: PowerPoint Tips

How to Emulate Website Overlay Technique in PowerPoint (PowerPoint 2013)

Website overlay is widely used to give users focused attention on something. This technique is often adopted to promote a newly launched product, get users to sign up for newsletters, showcase a gallery of photos, alert users of system error or prompt users for action. Isn’t it great to use this overlay technique in your presentation, especially if you want to conduct a system demonstration or training?

How to Apply New Template to Existing Presentation Slide & What to Do Next (PowerPoint 2013)

You will probably find these scenarios familiar. Scenario 1. You are in the midst of preparing a presentation for a project kick-off meeting with the client. Your division then blasts an email, requiring all project delivery team members to use the latest corporate template as part of the compliance process. Scenario 2. You are knee-deep in preparing a presentation for a project progress meeting with the client. The client then comes back to you and says “Please use our template instead”. What would you do in these situations?

2 Interesting Ways to Create Bulleted Lists (PowerPoint 2013)

Generally, when preparing a presentation slide, most of us would use the default bullet style in PowerPoint (yes, that boring, black dot).  In fact, I’ve seen the same bullet style being used in almost all of the projects I’ve worked on for the past nine years. The only minor deviation from the rather traditional style, is the use of other bullet types, i.e. the ones you can easily select from the bullet library.

Three Useful Tips to Control Your Slide Show (PowerPoint 2010)

While there are countless tips and tricks out there, these three are perhaps the most widely used based on my experience so far.

How to Change the Size of a Slide in Notes Pages Printout (PowerPoint 2007)

Generally, the default size of a slide is large enough for reading when it is printed out in Notes Pages mode. But somehow, the set of slides that my manager received appears to be smaller than usual. Take a look at the following picture:

Bullet Does Not Appear in Second Line of Text (PowerPoint 2007)

So here’s the scenario. You are editing a slide that you’ve inherited from somebody else in your workplace. Then, you decided to create a list item with five bullets and you stumbled upon the weirdest thing ever – the bullet does not appear in the second line of text onwards! You’ve clicked the Bullets and Format Painter button, and tried the copy and paste method, but nothing works. What could be wrong?

Space Between the Bullet and the Text (PowerPoint 2007)

Have you ever noticed that, by default, there is no space between the bullet and the line of text you type when you create a list item? You probably hit the spacebar once or twice to separate them, but doing so does not make your list stands out as a bulleted item. Furthermore, it is inefficient to repeatedly hit the spacebar for a list item with 10 or more bullets.

Remove Unwanted Title from Handout Master (PowerPoint 2007)

I was printing a set of presentation slide handouts (two slides per page) when I noticed an extra title appearing on top of every printed page. This title also appeared when I converted the slide handouts into PDF format.

Insert / Delete Comments (PowerPoint 2007)

It is common to insert comments in a Word document when the document is being reviewed by several people. Well, you can do the same for a PowerPoint slide.