Animate, highlight and hide objects

In PowerPoint, there are many ways of setting objects in scene so that they are not static on the slide. How objects are inserted was explained in this exercise. Now we will learn how images, texts, graphics or SmartArts can be highlighted and disappear again. Furthermore, you will be shown how to insert animations for … Read more

Insert and edit music

Music is easy to insert and edit in PowerPoint. This also applies to sounds, spoken comments or other acoustic signals. To insert music, we navigate to the Media tab and click the Audio icon, and then click Audio “on my computer”. Note: Audio recordings allow us to record our own voice and later add it … Read more

Insert and edit video

Videos can be an enrichment for a presentation. Using PowerPoint, videos from the hard disk or from the Internet (for example, YouTube) can be inserted and customized. Embed video in PowerPoint PowerPoint can insert videos into the presentation from various sources. The first part of this exercise shows how to insert videos stored on the … Read more

Print presentation

PowerPoint presentations are not only good for lectures delivered by people. They can also be shared with other people as informational materials. Documents such as lecture notes, working papers or annual reports are sent or printed via the Internet. Hinweis: Falls eine fertige PowerPoint Präsentationen im Internet versendet werden soll, empfiehlt es sich, diese vorher … Read more

Insert shapes

Shapes are valuable elements for a successful presentation. Content that is presented or arranged as a shape can have a much more intense effect. In this chapter we will learn how to skillfully insert and adjust a shape in the slide. Insert a shape In this exercise, we will insert an arrow into the presentation. … Read more

Slide transitions

A presentation is a sequence of slides. One slide follows the next. To give a presentation more momentum, PowerPoint lets you add variety to slide transitions, determine the duration of effects and displays, and add music to the slides. Select slide transitions PowerPoint offers numerous ways to make transitions more exciting – from subtle to … Read more

Insert diagrams

Diagramme helfen komplizierte oder umfangreiche Sachverhalte in verständliche Schaubilder zu wandeln. Zusammenhänge oder Erkenntnisse können so schnell auf einer Folie dargestellt werden. PowerPoint gibt uns verschiedene Diagrammtypen zur Hand, die wir erweitern und formatieren können. Diese Anleitung zeigt Schritt für Schritt, wie ein perfektes Diagramm entsteht oder Excel-Tabellen in PowerPoint eingebunden werden. In the Insert … Read more

Texts in forms

Shapes can contain text. If the text is too long for the shape, we will adjust the shape or the text. Customize text The first step is to insert a shape. If you don’t know how to do that, you should watch the Insert Shapes tutorial. Next, we select the shape with a click and … Read more

Decorate frame

PowerPoint offers many functions to embellish graphics, including reflection effects, 3D effects or shadows. This chapter shows how to use the most important settings for frames. Decorate frame You can draw a frame around any element in a PowerPoint slide. To do this, we first select the desired graphic. Note: Frame dragging also works with … Read more

Compress PowerPoint images

Compressing images means reducing the quality (resolution). But why would we intentionally make the quality worse than it is? The answer is simple: the computer is to blame. Depending on the resolution or size of the image, it can be 5 MB or even 20 MB. For the computer, this means a lot of work … Read more