Microsoft Office offers various PowerPoint Tools to enhance your presentation. These are very easy to use and make your work quick. Lets discuss top 5 tools and how to use them.
1. Arrangement in PowerPoint Tools
Alignment is arrangement of things in a straight line or in correct relative positions.
To align different texts, shapes or other elements, go to home and in Drawing bar, select Arrange.
Depending upon the needs, you can align objects left, right, top or bottom, just like in the example, all the elements are aligned top. Second useful tool in Alignment is “distribution” , you can distribute objects horizontally or vertically (in example all elements are arranged horizontally to equally cover the space and that makes a big difference. Horizontal and vertical distribution can also be used simultaneously
2. Format painter
Format painter is a very useful tool when you have to make different elements similar to each and other and so don’t have to repeat settings for all.
To use format painter, first of all select the shape or text you want other to look like. Then in home menu select format painter and then select the second shape/text you want to change. You can also double press the format painter to use it multiple times.
3. Shape effects
You can play with different effects to be used on shapes such as shadows, reflections, giving it a bevel and even changing a shape or object to 3D.
To use this tool, select the shape you want to edit and under format tab select shape effects. In the image you can see how it transform by using different effects. You can also change the intensity of the effect by increasing or decreasing the values by clicking arrow in the bottom right of shape style menu bar.
4. Text effects
Just like shapes, you can also give effects to texts in powerpoint. To do so, select the text you want to change and then select format tool, under “Word Art Styles” select Text effects and give it the required effect such as rotation of text according to shape or giving it a shadow or other 3D effects
5. Merging in PowerPoint Tools
This is a very handful to create different types of shapes and diagrams. Select at least 2 shapes and then select “Format menu”. On the right under “insert shapes” select “Merge Shapes”. You can then select how you want the shapes to change such as Union, combine, intersect, fragment or Subtract.
We have used 3 circles in the above example and then used fragment tool to create different parts of it where they are intersecting with each other and use them differently. You can delete unwanted part if needed.
Please note the properties of all shapes change to the first shape you selected when using merge PowerPoint Tools. To learn more tips please visit: https://slidemasterz.com/blog/