Chapter 3. Use Specific PowerPoint Features

Situation today: You believe that since you know Word or another computer program that you can use PowerPoint. You treat it like a word-processing program. You make each slide a separate design project. You find features you like that you may have learned in a class and you use them indiscriminately.

Key problems:

You're wasting hours trying myriad menu choices—fonts, alignments, drawing options, graphic adjustments, and so on. While you play the "graphic designer" role, you rob time from tasks with a higher goal payoff.

Key opportunities:

Make your time work for you. Learn the key features that speed you toward professional-looking slides.


Spend some time learning these key features. Practice them, ...

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