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 add rulers, gridlines, and a center guide to make sure your items are as lined up as they can be. In addition, she'll demonstrate the Zoom tool and how it can be used to line up items.
- [Voiceover] Even using an existing layout,…it's hard to customize a plain, blank slide.…It looks like a huge, vast canvass.…Fortunately, PowerPoint has some tools…to make it a little less daunting.…Change to the View ribbon tab.…The first thing you can add is a Ruler.…In the Show group, click Ruler,…and instantly, a horizontal and vertical ruler will appear.…You'll notice as I move my mouse slowly through the slides…a red line on both rulers indicate where I am on the slide.…
This is going to help your measurements be precise.…In fact, in addition to the Ruler,…you can also add Gridlines.…Gridlines is another way to help you place items…evenly on the slide.…Finally, you can also add a Guide.…This is a horizontal and vertical bar…directly in the center of the slide…to show you where you are.…You can use all or none of these things, or just one,…whatever is going to help you do your job more easily.…
It is a little bit easier nowadays to correctly align…your photos, images, and graphics,…and I'll be showing you how to do that…
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- Changing the default save location
- Creating custom icons with shapes
- Copying and pasting formatting
- Organizing slides into sections
- Creating layouts with slide masters
- Adding footers
- Creating handouts
- Using Presenter view and annotations
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