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.
Yesterday I had to make a last-minute emergency edit to a PowerPoint presentation after the audience had already come into the room. I managed to get it done but the wireless mouse wasn’t working properly, so getting back into Slide Show view in a hurry was proving to be a nightmare!
F5 key to the rescue!
Pressing F5 or Shift+F5 will take you straight into presentation view.
F5 starts the slide show from the beginning (ie, from the first slide) Shift F5 starts the slide show from the current slide.
Write them down and stick them to your laptop because you WILL be grateful!