The brand new PowerPoint template has been tried and test and is now ready to use. There are also a lot more slides to choose from including header and footer options, quote boxes, photo & imagery placement and the Smart Art graphs now sit within the brand palette.
There are two ways to access the template. Either visit the marketing intranet link below or PC users can open up PowerPoint > click ‘File’ > click ‘New’ > click ‘Custom’ and > click ‘UCOfficeTemplates’.
If you are using PowerPoint within the University, this is good news for you: the UC PowerPoint templates are now available directly from within PowerPoint*. They have been resized to make maximum use of the screen too.
To access the templates within PowerPoint:
Click the File (menu) tab
– many templates display
Look for the words “FEATURED” and “SHARED” just above the first of the displayed templates.
– the three UC templates display
Click the template you wish to use
– a preview of that template displays
Click the Create button
– a new presentation based on that template is created
Save the presentation with a new name and start work!
Note: Once you have used each template, they will display with all the other templates available when you click the New button in the File menu. This just saves you having to go into the Shared folder each time.
* Currently only for staff using PC’s. The ITS team are working on bringing this feature to Macs too.
Special thanks to UC Staff Chris Brown and Dean Patterson for setting up this incredibly useful and time saving quick access for us.
If you’re struggling with keyboard shortcuts, you may not know about this….
When you hover your mouse cursor over most icons in Microsoft Office programs, a pop-up appears, explaining the tool and displaying the shortcut. So instead of clicking an icon on a toolbar, use the shortcut as often as you can – just hovering over an icon from time to time for a reminder of a shortcut.