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Enable Precise Selection in Word and PowerPoint

Posted by Roger Hyttinen on

Enable Precise Selection in Word and PowerPoint

When selecting text in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint, you may have noticed that once you select a word and continue dragging, the next word is automatically selected. In other words, Word or PowerPoint extends the selection by a word at a time rather than beginning or ending precisely where you drag. For many people, this is just a minor annoyance, while others find it irritating. Luckily, you can turn off this "feature" from Word Options. Quick Guide: To Enable Precise Select Click the File tab on the Ribbon to display Backstage view. Click Options in the left pane. In the...

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Jazz up your PowerPoint tables with Styles

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Jazz up your PowerPoint tables with Styles

In a previous post, we looked at how to how to create a table in a PowerPoint slide. Once you’ve inserted it and entered in your data, you will most likely want to format it so it’s visually appealing and easy to read. PowerPoint includes a nice gallery of table styles that you can add to your tables. These table formats include preset colors and border styles that you can instantly apply to an existing table. Under the contextual Design tab under the Tables Tools tab, you will see several preset Table Style thumbnails displayed on the Ribbon. Move your...

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How to copy the theme of one PowerPoint presentation to another

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How to copy the theme of one PowerPoint presentation to another

There may be times when you want to apply a theme from an old presentation to a new presentation, but don't remember the name of the theme or are unable to find it in the themes gallery. While you certainly could spend your time sifting through the themes gallery or searching for the theme on Microsoft's site, there's a much easier way: simply copy the theme from the old presentation to the new one using the Format Painter tool on the Home Ribbon. Quick Guide: To Copy the Design of One Presentation to Another Open the presentation that contains the...

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How to Share a PowerPoint Presentation with Others

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How to Share a PowerPoint Presentation with Others

If you have a Microsoft OneDrive account, you can send out invitations to others to share your presentation file. This allows people to not only view your slides, but also to create and edit slides in the file. To share a PowerPoint presentation, it first must be saved to OneDrive – you cannot share presentation files stored locally on your computer. To move a PowerPoint presentation to OneDrive, click the Save to Cloud icon from the Share window of Backstage view. If you want, you can change the name of the file by typing in a new name in the...

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PowerPoint 2016 - Level 2 Course Now Available

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PowerPoint 2016 - Level 2 Course Now Available

Our Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 - Level 2 course is now available for download from the PCM Courseware library. You can preview the first three chapters of each course from our PowerPoint page.  Microsoft Access 2016 - Level 3 is forthcoming.

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