How to cite images in Powerpoint

The Internet has many images that you can use in your PowerPoint presentation. Some images are copyright, and you can use them only with the authors’ permission.

You may be using an image in your presentation with or without permission. As a basic courtesy, you must cite the source of your image. In some cases, citing the source is a necessity also. According to some copyrighting laws, you must cite images in specific ways.

In general, citing an image requires mentioning the source of the image and the author’s name. In academic settings, the citation may have to follow a formal style, like APA, MLA, or Chicago. You may have to refer to the specific style guidelines to know the method you have to follow.

The actual process of citing pictures and images in PowerPoint is quite a simple process. We will show you the process in a few simple steps.

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How to extract images from Powerpoint

You may have a PowerPoint presentation with many images. You plan to use some or all the images in another presentation.

2 methods to extract Images from PowerPoint:

  • Extract images one at a time.
  • Extract all the images at a time.

The first option is useful if you have to handle only a few images. If the number of images is high, the second option is a better choice.

We will show you both options. Use these options according to your requirements.

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How to Use an Image as a Background In PowerPoint

PowerPoint offers a large collection of background images and patterns. You can select from them and insert one in your presentation.

However, if for some reason, you would like to use a different image as a background, you can easily do so. You may use any image you have downloaded in your PC or an image from the Internet.

You must be careful when selecting the image to insert. PowerPoint stretches the image to fill the slide.

Therefore, use an image with a proper aspect ratio to avoid distortions. Also, use an image with a high enough definition, as the details will stand out better.

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How To Add Background Music To PowerPoint Presentation

There are several ways to improve your PowerPoint presentation. For instance, you can use built-in themes, infographics, slide transitions, and animations. This will make your presentation unique, attractive, and engaging.

However, adding background music is a totally different ball game. It can lift the genre of your presentation to a new height.

Add the right type of background music to a presentation. Not only will you effectively set its tone, but you will also help to keep the audience enthralled. You will also be making your presentation more memorable.

Adding background music to the PowerPoint presentation is not difficult at all.

Simply follow our instructions step-by-step. You should have your presentation linked to a suitable musical track in no time. You can use any online music track or a music file you have downloaded into your computer.

PowerPoint even allows you to record your own audio for your slides.

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How to Change Default Font in PowerPoint

When you want to change the default font in PowerPoint, you have two choices:

  • Change the fonts in every slide, one-by-one
  • Change the default font for the entire presentation.

You may want to change fonts in every slide to make them different from one another. But this is an enormous task if you have too many slides to handle. In such cases, it is far simpler to change the default font for the entire presentation. We will show you how to do this in simple steps.

You can change default fonts in three different ways:

  • Change all fonts in one go
  • Change selected fonts
  • Change the default font for all textboxes

Let us see how to do the above.

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How to Print Only Notes in PowerPoint?

Your PowerPoint presentation of slides contains bulleted points that convey the main theme. You, as the presenter, must articulate and expand on each bulleted point. But you may find it difficult to remember the detailed explanation of each slide.

You could carry a separate write-up along with your presentation. But you may find it difficult to synchronize the notes to the specific slide. PowerPoint helps solve this dilemma. It provides an area below each slide for inputting notes. During the presentation, the audience sees only the slides, and not the notes. The presenter sees both.

After the presentation, you may want to distribute a copy to the members of the audience. You may wish to distribute the notes as well. You may wish to offer a soft copy of the presentation and printed handouts for the notes. PowerPoint allows you to do this in a few simple steps.

We will show you how to print only the notes from your PowerPoint slides.

You can print the notes in two methods:

  • With thumbnail per page and notes
  • Only notes, without thumbnail 

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How to Curve Text in PowerPoint?

You may be in a hurry to create your presentation, and have time only to create it with plain text. To make the presentation more interesting, you must fill in background images, colorful text, and decorative art. But these efforts take time to make their combined effect presentable.

However, you can easily liven up a plain text type presentation by giving your text more curves. PowerPoint allows you to curve your text in many ways. You can also change your plain text into decorative art text, make the text follow a nice curve or circle, or do all of them simultaneously.

To simplify things, we have created some simple instructions.

3 fundamental text curving techniques in PowerPoint.

  • Curve plain text
  • Curve WordArt text
  • Curve text around a circular shape

The advantage of learning the above three methods is all three are equally effective. Additionally, you can implement them easily to get the desired result quickly.

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How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint?

You may want to enhance your presentation with YouTube videos. There are innumerable videos on YouTube to suit your requirements. By embedding one or more videos, you can hold your audience captive.

There is another reason why you may want to embed a YouTube video in your presentation. Elaborate on the idea you are presenting, or explain the idea in greater detail. You can embed the video without leaving the presentation window. This way, you avoid losing focus on the central topic while the video is playing.

It is easy to find a video on YouTube suitable for your presentation. But you may need guidance getting the video into a slide, and ensuring it plays in the presentation. In this tutorial, we show you the steps to add a YouTube video to your PowerPoint presentation. In fact, you can do this in several ways:

  • Embed the URL of the YouTube video
  • Link YouTube video to a picture in the presentation
  • Embed code of the YouTube video
  • Insert a YouTube video from your PC


A word of caution before we start. Videos on YouTube may have copyright restrictions. Downloading and using the videos without prior permission may not be legally permissible. Always obtain permission before downloading and using videos from YouTube.

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How to Cite a PowerPoint?

You may have seen or received a PowerPoint presentation containing relevant information. You would like to use the information from the PowerPoint in your own paper or article. To do this, you must cite the source.

It is possible that you know how to cite websites, books, or journal articles. But citing a PowerPoint presentation may be something new for you. In reality, citing a PowerPoint presentation is not very different. You only must be careful about the academic style of the paper you are writing.

There are three major academic styles — APA, MLA, and Chicago. For each, you must format the paper and citations in specific ways. This is not difficult and referencing in each style only takes a few minutes.

We will help you with the process of citing a PowerPoint presentation. This is our stepwise guide for the three commonly used academic styles — APA, MLA, and Chicago.

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