Chapter 4

Proofing Your Presentations


check Checking your spelling

check Using the Thesaurus

check Capitalizing and punctuating the right way

check Using the AutoCorrect feature

I was voted Worst Speller in the sixth grade. Not that being Worst Speller qualifies me to run for president or anything, but it shows how much I appreciate computer spell checkers. Spelling makes no sense to me. I felt a little better after watching The Story of English on public television. Now at least I know whom to blame for all the peculiarities of English spelling — the Anglos, the Norms (including the guy from Cheers), and the Saxophones.

Fortunately, PowerPoint 2019 has a pretty decent spell checker. In fact, the spell checker in PowerPoint is so smart that it knows that you’ve made a spelling mistake almost before you make it. The spell checker watches over your shoulder as you type and helps you to correct your spelling errors as you work.

Checking Spelling as You Go

Spelling errors in a word-processing document are bad, but at least they’re small. In a PowerPoint presentation, spelling errors are small ...

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