How to Insert Page Numbers in PowerPoint

In PowerPoint, inserting page numbers on slides is the same as placing slide numbers on them. You can insert slide numbers on some of your slides or all, provided the layouts contain placeholders.

Note: If the slides have no placeholders, or you have deleted the placeholders, the slide numbers will not display.

Let us show you in simple steps how to insert slide numbers on slides in PowerPoint.

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How to insert Current Date and Time in PowerPoint

You can insert the current date and time in PowerPoint in two ways:

  • Automatically updating Date and Time — PowerPoint will update the date and time automatically to the current date and time every time you open the presentation.
  • Fixed — The date and time will remain the same as you had inserted them, and will not change.

Let us show you how to do the above.

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How to Format Text as Superscript and Subscript in PowerPoint

You may be referring to many sources in your PowerPoint presentations. Typically, these are present in footnotes and require making the text superscript and subscript. You also need these when presenting mathematical formulae in your slides.

There are three ways you can do this:

  • Using font effects
  • Using keyboard shortcuts
  • Using options in Quick Access Toolbar

Let us walk you through the quick and easy steps you can take to format your text as superscript and subscript in PowerPoint.

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How to Change PowerPoint Format to Portrait

The default format for PowerPoint slides is landscape.

Let us show you the simple steps to change the PowerPoint slide format to portrait or landscape to fit your needs.

Note: At present, PowerPoint does not allow mixing portrait and landscape slides in the same presentation. So, you will have all your slides in either landscape or portrait orientation.

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How to Make a Flyer using PowerPoint

A flyer is basically a single-page brochure. Often, you need flyers to promote your business or other activity. If you are in a hurry, and do not have the time to approach a professional graphic designer, try PowerPoint. It is a user-friendly tool to churn out impressive flyers.

PowerPoint offers simple and powerful features for creating a business flyer with brilliant designs.

There are two methods you can use to make flyers with PowerPoint:

  • Using Basic tools
  • Using Templates

We will walk you through the quick and easy steps you can take to create amazing flyers with both methods.

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How to Make a Poster in PowerPoint

You are likely aware of using Microsoft PowerPoint for making slides for a presentation. In addition to presentations, you can use PowerPoint for designing posters as well. Although not everyone thinks of designing posters in PowerPoint, it is a very easy process, especially if you need a poster urgently, and or do not have any other software readily available.

You can use posters made in PowerPoint in academic settings for assignments, event promotions on campuses, and general display purposes.

You can use one of two methods for designing your poster:

  • Design the poster from scratch
  • Use a template

However, before you start on the design, we recommend you think about the poster in detail. You may need to plan for:

  • The size of the Poster
  • Background image for the poster
  • Text in the Poster
  • Any logo
  • Any other graphics or images

Preferably, collect all the above in a folder before starting on the design.

We will take you through the steps of how to make a poster in PowerPoint.

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How to Install Custom Fonts in PowerPoint

Sometimes a particular company insists on using a custom font they have specifically created. You may also want to use an uncommon font to enhance the design of your PowerPoint slides.

If the specified font is available on your computer, you only have to pick and apply it. However, if you do not, then it is necessary to get and install that font in your system before you can use it. Be aware that while some fonts are available free to use, others may require paying a royalty fee before you can use them.

Lastly, if you share your presentation with others, chances are, they do not have the custom font you are using. They will be able to see your presentation slides, but they will look different because their system will not display the proper font. The answer to this is to embed your custom font before you share your documents.

How to Install and use custom fonts in a PowerPoint Presentation

  • Get a custom font file.
  • Install the custom font in your system.
  • Use the installed font.
  • Embed the custom font in PowerPoint.

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How to insert PDF in PowerPoint Presentation

You are creating a PowerPoint presentation, and you need to include information from another document. You have two choices here—either copy the information to the slides or include the document within the slides.

If this other document is available as a PDF or portable document format, you can include it in your Powerpoint presentation. In this article, we will be sharing multiple ways to insert a PDF document in your PPT.

6 Ways to insert a PDF into Powerpoint Presentation

  • Insert PDF as a Link into Your Presentation.
  • Insert PDF as an Object into Your Presentation.
  • Insert PDF as an Image into Your Presentation.
  • Insert Text from the PDF into Your Presentation.
  • Insert Graphics from the PDF into Your Presentation.
  • Convert the PDF into PPT and Open it as a Presentation.

Let us show you all the above methods in simple instructions.

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How to Create a Timeline in PowerPoint

With Microsoft PowerPoint, you can create a basic timeline. You can then manually adjust and restyle it to fit your needs. The result will be a simple graphic fit for presentations.

3 ways to create Timeline in PowerPoint

  • Using a pre-designed timeline template from Microsoft
  • Creating a timeline using SmartArt Graphic
  • Using basic shapes

We will show you all the above in simple, step-wise instructions.

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