You can help properly place your images, shapes and graphics by using a few built in features of PowerPoint. In this video, author Jess Stratton shows users how to use rulers, zoom, and thumbnails to make sure your items are as lined up as they can be. In addition, she'll demonstrate how to minimize the ribbon for more screen real estate.
- [Voiceover] Even with an existing layout,…it's hard to customize a plain, blank slide.…It looks like a huge, vast canvas.…But fortunately, PowerPoint has some tools…to make it a little less daunting.…Let's start by changing to the view ribbon tab.…The first thing that you can add is a ruler.…Placing a checkmark next to ruler…will add a vertical and horizontal ruler…on each side of your slide.…You'll see as I move the mouse…that the lines on each ruler are moving, too.…This is going to make it possible…for you to make the most even placement of your images.…
In fact, we can take it a step further…and click below that to add guides.…Guides are going to add…a direct center point onto your slide.…There's something else that you can do.…You can zoom in to help yourself change…those little features a lot more easily.…I'm going to move to this slide,…and to make it a little bit easier…to see what we're doing, I'm going to uncheck guides.…To zoom into a slide,…click the plus button…on the bottom right hand side of the screen.…
- Identify where you can add frequently used tools to access them easily.
- Recognize the tool that allows you to match a color from any of a slide’s contents.
- Recall the benefits of using sections.
- Explain what smart guides consist of.
- List the steps needed to practice presenting your presentation and keep track of how long it takes.
- Name what the Presenter view includes.