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

Customize shapes

We have inserted a shape into a slide and later realize that it doesn’t really fit. No wonder with the hundreds of shapes PowerPoint offers, the choice is not always easy. PowerPoint offers many ways to customize a shape. This chapter shows the most important functions. Set size When shapes are selected, they reveal handles. … Read more

Shapes and colors

A successful presentation adheres to a specific color theme, which is best kept consistent throughout the slides. Shapes can therefore happily take on one color. But be careful: too many colors and shapes will only confuse the audience. Customize fill colors We select a shape. This will be given a new color in this example. … Read more

Format tables

To prevent structured information (i.e. tables) from degenerating into numerical deserts, they should be embellished using PowerPoint’s numerous formatting options. However, the goal is not to win a beauty contest for table designers, but to present the information in such a way that the audience understands what it is about as quickly as possible. Tables … Read more

Create tables

When it comes to systematically organizing numbers, one quickly comes to tables. Tables are our friends, as long as we don’t overdo it and create table deserts. These are slides where the audience gets lost in a desert of facts and figures. Depending on the target group, we edit tables in such a way that … Read more