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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How to select multiple slides in Powerpoint

You may need to apply the slide-transition effect or the animation effect to some of your slides in PowerPoint. For this, you must first select the slides. 

Now, PowerPoint offers three ways to view slides. These are—normal view, outline view, and slide sorter view.

And, you can select slides in PowerPoint in three ways. You can select all slides at once. You can select a group of consecutive slides or a few non-consecutive slides.

9 methods of selecting Multiple Slides in PowerPoint:

  • Select all Slides in Normal View.
  • Select a group of consecutive slides in Normal View.
  • Select non-consecutive slides in Normal View.
  • Select all Slides in Outline View.
  • Select a group of consecutive slides in Outline View.
  • Select non-consecutive slides in Outline View.
  • Select all Slides in Slide Sorter View.
  • Select a group of consecutive slides in Slide Sorter View.
  • Select non-consecutive slides in Slide Sorter View.

We will explain all the above methods in simple step-wise instructions.

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How to select multiple objects in Powerpoint

You may want to format your PowerPoint slide. For this, you must select the objects in the slide.

3 ways to select multiple objects in a Powerpoint Slide:

  • Using Keyboard, one object at a time
  • Using Keyboard, all objects together
  • Using the Selection Pane and Keyboard

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

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How to change slide size in Powerpoint

Sometimes it is necessary to change the size of your PowerPoint slides to match the display. Some displays use a standard screen size, while others may be widescreen. The default slide size in PowerPoint is widescreen. But PowerPoint offers a choice of both types. Additionally, it also offers a customized aspect ratio to fit specific paper sizes.

Unfortunately, you cannot change the size for only a few slides in your presentation. All slides in a presentation must be of the same size. Therefore, any changes you make to one slide in your presentation will apply to all.

2 ways to change slide size in Powerpoint :

  • A fixed aspect ratio
  • A customized aspect ratio

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How to write fractions in Powerpoint

When preparing a presentation for a mathematics class, you may want to use fractions. You may also need to use fractions when preparing a presentation for a company. PowerPoint offers many types of fractions that you can use.

3 ways that you can use to enter fractions in Powerpoint Slide.

  • Use the Keyboard
  • Use the Fraction Tool
  • Use the Inking Tool

We will show you all the above methods. We will also show the respective advantages of these methods.

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How to create a text box with rounded corners in Powerpoint

A text box with rounded corners is more attractive than one with regular sharp corners. So, if you want to create a text box with rounded corners in your PowerPoint presentation, you can easily do so. You may be creating a new presentation, where you can add text boxes with rounded corners. You may already have a presentation where the text boxes are with regular sharp corners.

2 ways to create text box with rounded corners in Powerpoint

  • Change existing text boxes to rounded corners
  • Create new text boxes with rounded corners

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