Join David Diskin for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting objects with ease, part of PowerPoint Tips and Tricks for Business Presentations.
Here's a tip that's all about working more efficiently.…When we're working with a slide that has a number of objects, selecting the…correct object can be a challenge.…In our Sales presentation, we have one slide that has a number of objects…including text boxes and photos.…Occasionally, I want to change the text.…And most of these I can click into and type just fine, but sometimes you'll find…that a text box, photo, or some other object is blocked by one in front of it.…If I want to change the text of the R-9000 text box, I can't.…
The headphone image is in front of it.…I can move it out of the way, but that's inefficient. Let me hit Undo.…This is where the Tab key comes in.…You'll see that each time I press Tab on the keyboard, the selection moves…from one object to the next, cycling through everything on the slide: Text…boxes, photos, everything.…Once I have the correct object selected, I can move it with my arrow keys,…adjust it with the ribbon, and I can also change the text.…
To change the text with the selected object, press F2.…
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- Applying transitions
- Using photographs, colors, and fonts
- Incorporating diagrams and SmartArt
- Customizing layouts and templates
- Animating bullets, photos, and other objects
- Inserting music and audio
- Utilizing speaker's notes and the Presenter view
- Creating handouts
- Planning the program
- Dealing with distractions
- Setting up and tearing down
Skill Level Intermediate
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