What is Slide Master in PowerPoint

Slide Master is one of the most powerful tools that PowerPoint offers. Using this option, you can standardize the visual aspects of your presentation. You may not be familiar with this feature. But using Slide Master can truly make a difference.

Especially, when you work extensively with PowerPoint presentations. Here, we will explain the features of the Slide Master of PowerPoint, and how it can be useful.

Master Slide in PowerPoint

You will find the Master Slide option under the View tab in the main menu bar. The feature allows you to create master templates, also known as master slides. You can automatically add common elements you will be repeating throughout your slides. For instance, this might include a logo.

Using the feature, you can standardize the design of your presentation. You can add a common color scheme, typography, or background to all your slides. You can add whatever to your master slides.

It will show up automatically when you start working on your presentation. This way, you do not need to design each slide individually. With the slide master, you can add all your style requirements in one instance.

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How to save a PPT as a PDF

How to Save a PPT as PDF

You may be interested in sharing your PowerPoint presentation with colleagues and members of your group. Sharing the PPT file itself can be risky as someone may change the information. Another option is to convert the PPT as a Portable Document Format or PDF. It is not easy to change the information in a PDF file.

3 ways to save a PPT as a PDF

  • Print it as a PDF file
  • Save it as a PDF file
  • Export it as a PDF file

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

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How to insert a PDF in Powerpoint

While creating a slide, you may want to incorporate information from a PDF file. One of the options available is typing the information manually into the slides. But this could be a time-consuming and tedious exercise.

4 ways to insert a PDF in Powerpoint

  • Insert the PDF file as an object 
  • Insert the PDF as an image
  • Insert Text from the PDF file
  • Insert graphics from the PDF file

We will show you all the above methods as simple step-wise instructions.

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How to insert a PDF in Powerpoint

While creating a slide, you may want to incorporate information from a PDF file. One of the options available is typing the information manually into the slides. But this could be a time-consuming and tedious exercise.

Fortunately, PowerPoint offers many other options also for inserting information from a PDF file.

4 ways to insert PDF in Powerpoint

  • Insert the PDF file as an object 
  • Insert the PDF as an image
  • Insert Text from the PDF file
  • Insert graphics from the PDF file

We will show you all the above methods as simple step-wise instructions.

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How to create a table of Content in Powerpoint

In Microsoft Word, it is possible to automatically create a table of contents. But, this facility is not available in Microsoft PowerPoint. You have no option to automatically create a table of contents in PowerPoint. Therefore, you must use a workaround for inserting a table of contents in PowerPoint.

Creating a table of contents in PowerPoint works best under the following prerequisites:

  • You have many slides in the presentation
  • Each slide has its own title, subtitle, and contents.

2 ways to create a table of Content in Powerpoint

  • Manually insert a table of contents
  • Use Outline view to create a table of contents

We will show you both methods in simple, step-wise instructions.

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How to format a table in PowerPoint

In the last tutorial, we covered various methods to insert a table in PowerPoint. IN this tutorial we will be sharing multiple ways to format a table. We will be discussing how to customize the colors, borders, and other various attributes

10 ways to format a Powerpoint Table

  • Format design attributes of a table — Style
  • Format design attributes of a table — Color Combination
  • Format design attributes of a table — Shading, Borders, Effects
  • Format design attributes of a table — Draw & Erase Borders
  • Format layout attributes of a table — View / Hide Gridlines
  • Format layout attributes of a table — Insert Rows and Columns
  • Format layout attributes of a table — Merge / Split Cells
  • Format layout attributes of a table — Cell Size
  • Format layout attributes of a table — Alignment
  • Format layout attributes of a table — Table Size


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How to Insert a table in Powerpoint

When you must display data in your slides, the most efficient way is to use tables. You may already have the data in an Excel file. Simple display the data in the form of a table in your slide. If you do not have the data, create a table and fill in as you go. You may insert a table in a new slide or in an existing one. And finally, you can format the table in your slide to show it as you want.

In PowerPoint, it is possible to do all the above. We will show you all the methods of inserting a table. We will also show you how to format a table in simple stepwise instructions.

5 ways to insert a table in Powerpoint

  • Insert a table in a new slide
  • Insert a table as a matrix in an existing slide
  • Insert a table with select rows and columns in an existing slide
  • Insert a table as a drawing in an existing slide
  • Insert a table as an Excel spreadsheet in an existing slide

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How to insert excel data in Powerpoint

If you are presenting a PowerPoint slide with data in it, you can import the data from an existing Excel spreadsheet. You may want the slide to have the latest data from the updated Excel worksheet. For this, you must link the entire worksheet to your PowerPoint slide. If the entire worksheet is not necessary, you can link a part of the data from the worksheet. If you do not want to link, simply copy the data from the Excel worksheet and paste it into your PowerPoint slide.

5 ways to insert Excel data into PowerPoint.

  • Link the entire Worksheet
  • Link a part of the Worksheet
  • Copy and Paste data from the Worksheet
  • Insert the Worksheet as a picture
  • Open a new Excel worksheet in PowerPoint

Let us look at each of them as simple step-wise instructions.

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How to align Objects in PowerPoint

You may have several objects in your PowerPoint slide. These may include shapes, images, placeholders, or text boxes. There are numerous ways you can align them. It is also possible to align tables, charts, and SmartArt objects in the same way.

3 ways to align objects in a Powerpoint Slide

  • Align selected objects
  • Align to slide
  • Align using guides

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

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How to change Language in Powerpoint

There are mainly two reasons why you may want to change the language in PowerPoint.

You may need to create slides in different languages.

You may want to change the menus and buttons to a different language.

2 ways to change Language in Powerpoint

  • Text and Editing
  • Display on Menus and Buttons

We will show you how to do the above in simple step-wise instructions.

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