Handy PowerPoint Tips
Date Published: 12 September 2005
Clemenscame up with a
handy VBA macro that makes copying diagrams from one PPT to another much less
painful. He explains
the problem in more detail in his blog entry, but the basic issue is that
different powerpoint files may use different color schemes. Copying from
one to another may change all the colors in your diagram, often in ways you’d
prefer to avoid.
Another trick I recently learned about is PowerPoint’s Presenter View.
You’ll find this under Slide Show > Set Up Show, as a checkbox.
Assuming you have two monitors set up (and/or a projector for presenting), this
will allow you to view notes, a running timer, and a preview of the next slide
on your machine while the audience sees the usual full screen slide show.
Very good to know, and something I’ve wished for often (yet never realized was
just a click away).
Steve is an experienced software architect and trainer, focusing on code quality and Domain-Driven Design with .NET.