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- Building standout layouts with PowerPoint Designer
- Creating engaging animations in PowerPoint and Keynote
- Using the hyperlinking feature in PowerPoint
- Using 3D models in PowerPoint
- Working with logos
- Choosing the best stock photos for your presentations
Skill Level Intermediate
- [Instructor] Hello and welcome to this week's edition of Presentation Tips Weekly. This week, we're going to take a look at some Google Slides quick tips for keyboard shortcuts, more specifically working with shapes. All right, so we're going to jump right into it. First of all, I want you to notice up here I have my key commands for all of these right up here. And generally, the one on the left is going to be for Mac. This is a command-option-C and then control-option-C. Just so I don't have to repeat that all the way through. All right, so we're going to go ahead and copy the formatting from this square and we're going to apply it to the other two shapes. So I'm going to hit command-option-C. Now I have that format loaded. And I'm just going to select these other two, and I'm shift-clicking them so they're selecting, and I'm going to command-option-V to paste the formatting. This is great when you have a whole bunch of items and you just need to quickly go through your deck and make sure you have the same style on all of those objects. Okay, moving on. Resizing and scaling. Now, the good thing is in Google Slides if you grab a corner, this will scale proportionately. There's no way to mess up the scaling on that. But if you start grabbing in this handle here you can easily just mess up a logo or an image, right? So let's go ahead and reset that. So that's a good thing. So if you need to resize and scale in place, let's say we have this rocket right in the middle and we want it to stay right where it is and we want it to scale, all you have to do is shift, alt or option, drag, okay? So you see, when we option-shift, it just stays right in the middle and it scales right there. Okay, next, just to duplicate an object, all you have to do is click it and option-click, okay? So you can just duplicate objects all day. We're off the paste board but you get it. You can just do that all day just by option-clicking, okay? Next, rotating objects. Simply click your object, alt or option, plus left or right arrow. So let's option-right-click here and you see that that goes in 15-degree increments, which is great. But say you want it to be in a smaller increment. We're going to still option-click but we're going to hold down shift this time. Then when you do that it's tiny, tiny, tiny, little increments, okay? And similarly, if you want to nudge an object, let's say we want to get this rocket right in the box. It's pretty easy to go ahead and use your arrow keys to get it in there. But say you want to get it perfectly in there and you just can't quite do that. So we're just going to hit shift plus the arrow key and that gives you minute adjustments. Now, this is a pro-tip. This will save you hours of stress just to hold down that shift key, okay? Next, grouping objects. First of all, to select them you can either shift-click each one, okay, select them all, or you can just draw a box over them, okay, to select them. Now, so if you just hold down command-option-G that will group them, okay? So now that they're grouped, you see we can move them around, okay? Now, if you want to un-group 'em, command-option-shift-G and that un-groups them, okay? Next, this is a pretty good one. If you have a whole bunch of objects and you just need to get to an object pretty quickly, you just simply tab and that will cycle through everything. And if you shift-tab it goes backwards. Super-easy. Okay, on to our last tip. All right, let's say we want to bring this box here, number one, all the way to the front. I'm just going to move it a little bit so you can see what I'm trying to do here. So if you command-shift-up, that brings it all the way to the front, okay? If you command-shift-down, it goes to the back, okay? Let's undo that. Okay, let's say you want to just bring it forward a level, not all the way front. You just command-up, okay? And similarly, if you want to send it backwards you're just going to command or control down and that sends it back. And you can bring things back and forth really quickly. So that's it for this week. Hopefully these tips will help you become a Google Slides master in no time. Thank you very much and I hope to see you next week with more Presentation Tips Weekly.