June 8, 2001, Newsletter Issue #39: Microsoft PowerPoint Shortcuts

Tip of the Week

If you`ve ever created a presentation in PowerPoint, then this scenario might be familiar to you...

You`re creating the bullet points on your slide (hopefully using the Outline view - see previous newsletters for more information) and as you add them, there`s a little voice talking to you.

Regular readers will know I that I advise people to listen for `the voice` - that little helper inside your head that jumps up and lets you know when something isn`t quite right. Well in this case, the voice is saying "Each of these bullet points that you are ading deserve a slide of their own" or words to that effect.

Now if you`re working in the Slide View, then this can be done, but it involves a lot of cutting, pasting and adding and requires a fair amount of work. If you`re working in the Outline view, then it`s more straightforward, but still a bit fiddly.

Luckily there`s an easier way...

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