Adjust font spacing — both vertical and horizontal

PowerPoint Tips

How many times have you had text in a textbox, placeholder, or shape that just didn’t fit properly? It happens to everyone. Luckily, you have lots of options. Resize the shape. Sometimes you can resize the shape.

Law Blog - One of Eight Verticals Shut Down at WSJ

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 2006, The Wall Street Journal joined the digital age in a big way. It rolled out the Law Blog. The staid world of law went crazy. Finally, everything associated with law was made not only user-friendly but fun. It  It was a magnet for comments. That was then.

How to develop horizontal and vertical search engine optimization key words

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Find out why, and find out how to determine what your horizontal and vertical keywords should be. When it comes to search engine optimization (SEO) -- optimizing your website for the best possible rank in search engines -- knowing your keywords and key phrases, and optimizing for them, are important. Search Engine Optimization key words keywords optimize your website Search engine optimization SEO

How To Show Guides & Ruler in PowerPoint 2016


While the ruler let you measure distances between objects on the screen, guides are a very powerful tool that helps to align objects within the slide either vertically or horizontally, plus you can configure the snap to grid or shape properties to add a better control of these objects on the screen.

2015 56

2018 Cicero Speechwriting Awards

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In addition to the overall winner there are awards for a wide range of categories; from industry verticals such as Energy and Transportation; to motivational speeches, controversial speeches, commencement addresses, eulogies and more.

2018 141

Fear and Nerves Are Normal – but Here’s How to Deal with Them

Presentation Guru

Yes – it’s that vertical wall in the photo above!) On 3 June 2017, professional rock climber Alex Honnold accomplished something that few people thought could be done. He climbed the 3,000-foot granite wall of Yosemite Park’s famous El Capitan.

How to top or bottom align slide titles

PowerPoint Tips

I’m talking about vertical alignment, not the more common horizontal alignment, which left-aligns, centers, or right-aligns text. Vertical alignment is not considered as often, but it can be quite important. How to change slide title vertical alignment for an entire presentation.

2013 203

Corporate voices in a web world

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The corporation was vertical. Speechwriter and ghostwriter Jane Genova has published a speech covering the many reasons social media has become the primary way she has grown her consulting business. Included in her talk are the reasons the “old style&# corporate approach to communications has to adapt to the web: CORPORATE. It talked top down. It operated [.].

Web 109

Timesaving PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts using Shift and Ctrl

PowerPoint Tips

Shift+drag: Constrains the movement of the selected object to vertical or horizontal. Ctrl+Shift+drag: Copy and move the selected object, constraining the move to vertical or horizontal.

2017 160

3 ways to make objects equidistant in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Distribute horizontally or vertically. On the Format tab, click Align in the Arrange group and then choose Distribute Horizontally or Distribute Vertically, depending on your needs. Any time you have 3 or more similar objects on a slide, you may want to make them equidistant.

2013 202

Adjust the location of the X (horizontal) chart axis in a PowerPoint chart

PowerPoint Tips

Adjust where the horizontal axis crosses the vertical (Y) axis. You can change the value at which the horizontal axis crosses the vertical axis. Follow these steps: Right-click the vertical axis and choose Format Axis.

2013 191

Changing the order of items in a chart

PowerPoint Tips

Follow these steps: In this example, you want to change the order that the items on the vertical axis appear, so click the vertical axis. Have you ever seen this when you created a chart in PowerPoint? Look at the order of the items in the datasheet and in the bar chart itself.

Order 152

Create a numbered list with shapes

PowerPoint Tips

Use the alignment guides to center the circle vertically and horizontally on the rectangle, like this. Insert another smaller circle and center it vertically and horizontally over the larger circle.

A quick way to design better photo slides–the 3-side rule

PowerPoint Tips

A vertical image covering 1/2 of the slide. Here’s a quick way to improve the design of slides that include some text and a photo. This type of slide is very common. But it doesn’t look very striking. Here’s the principle: Make the photo touch 3 sides of the slide.

Photos 219

Using a slide layout template for infinite variations

PowerPoint Tips

For example, in the example above, you want to choose a vertical image. Once you create a great slide layout for a presentation, you can use that slide over and over by changing the text and the image. This technique will save you an amazing amount of time and make your workflow easier.

2017 156

The Essential Guide to Making Timelines


Vertical Timelines: These can be useful for constructing graphs and representing research data. Needless to say, vertical timelines can also be used for project management, forecasting and representing events chronologically.

2018 72

Space objects equidistant from each other

PowerPoint Tips

In the Arrange group, click Align, then Distribute Vertical (in this situation) or Distribute Horizontal. A common task is to space objects equidistant from each other. You might have a group of rectangles that make up a hyperlinked menu.

2012 187

Another Shoe Drops at Conde Nast - GQ Cuts 7 in Editorial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  When I had been a contract blogger at digital-only AOL, there were briefings by the vertical content manager, legal, and visual. Those for the entire vertical were recorded. "He looks right out of GQ."

2017 52

How to specify the position of an image or object on a PowerPoint slide–precisely

PowerPoint Tips

As you drag an object, you can see a line on the horizontal and vertical rulers, indicating the object’s position. Write down the horizontal and vertical measurements. Recently someone left a comment on my website asking how to specify the position of an image precisely.

2014 208

Shortcut to complex shapes with SmartArt in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010

PowerPoint Tips

For example, the Gears graphic limits you to 3 gears, but by ungrouping, duplicating, and choosing Format tab> Rotate> Flip Horizontal or Flip Vertical, you can get the result you want.

2007 225

How to create a poster in PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint Tips

Using the horizontal and vertical rulers as a guide, drag from the upper-left corner to the lower-right corner, and release the mouse button. You’ll be cutting the strips before you put up the poster, but it’s traditional to make these vertical lines dashed.

2013 262

PowerPoint on an Android phone

PowerPoint Tips

If you’re using the vertical view, you’ll see your current slide in the middle, the File menu and other icons on the top, and some of your slides on the bottom. You can turn your phone and see the screen vertically or horizontally.

2015 163

Snap Offers Instagram Advertisers Free Ad Space (another aggressive move against Facebook)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Recode , Kurt Wagner reports: " Snap is reaching out to those advertisers that are buying vertical video ads on Instagram and other competitors, and offering them free advertising credits to give Snapchat a try."

2018 52

PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts

PowerPoint Tips

Constrain movements to horizontal or vertical. Draw a line exactly horizontal or vertical. Copy a shape horizontal or vertical to an existing one. Change text vertical position. I follow several LinkedIn groups related to PowerPoint and presenting (and started one of my own, Great Communicators! Effective Presenting & PowerPoint). Sometimes, you can find gems of useful information.

2011 164

Slides that pop! Using the 3rd dimension on a slide–Part II: 3D rotation

PowerPoint Tips

These is a vertical rotation, because the Y axis is the vertical axis. In this post, I explain in detail how to use 3D rotation. In Part I of this series, on shadows , I showed you how to use shadows for both subtle and dramatic 3D effects.

2012 194

How to create a poster in PowerPoint 2007 & PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint Tips

Using the horizontal and vertical rulers as a guide, drag from the upper-left corner to the lower-right corner, and release the mouse button. You’ll be cutting the strips before you put up the poster, but it’s traditional to make these vertical lines dashed.

2007 217

Create a checklist graphic in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

In the Symbol dialog box, from the Font drop-down list, choose Wingdings and use the vertical scrollbar to go to the bottom of the symbols. I often create a slide that talks about x number of items: 6 tips for stunning slides. 10 ways to organize your time. 5 steps to a slide makeover.

2014 244

Easily sync lyrics with a music video in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

” Figure out the maximum vertical dimension required for the text to assure legibility and size the video to fill the remaining space. This is a guest blog post from Larry First. The bio he sent me: An “experienced” (newly retired) geek from Alabama.

2014 233

Create a video from photos in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Note that vertical photos, like the one you see below, also won’t cover the entire slide. Do you have some business photos that you would like to highlight in a presentation or post on your company’s website as a video?

Photos 235

Anatomy of a custom graphic

PowerPoint Tips

To do that I selected it, clicked the Format tab, and chose Rotate, Flip Vertical and then Flip Horizontal. Recently I did some slide makeovers for a client, a medical researcher.

Digital Media Tough Game - Verizon's Oath Appoints K. Guru Gowrappan CEO, Replacing Tim Armstrong

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When I was a contract blogger for AOL's career/jobs vertical, right in front of me on the screen was a dashboard recording in real time traffic, comments, and shares for our group. Verizon's Oath has some powerful digital media brandnames. They include Tumblr, HuffPost, and TechCrunch. 

2018 56

Create a tile menu with hyperlinks to slides

PowerPoint Tips

You want the vertical and horizontal distances to be the same. It’s often useful to create a menu for your first or second slide. Here are some scenarios: To facilitate easy navigation to anywhere in your presentation.

2015 209

Perfect Public Speaking is an Asymptote

Manner of Speaking

In the diagram below, the vertical and horizontal black lines are asymptotes to the two curved red lines. Recently, I wrote a post entitled Basic Speech Geometry. Today we return to the mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces.

2011 236

Create cool animation with Morph in Office 365

PowerPoint Tips

Flip objects horizontally or vertically. Earlier this year, Microsoft unveiled new new features for PowerPoint, Morph and Designer. Here, I want to discuss Morph and focus on effects that you can’t create with PowerPoint’s animation feature. How you get access to Morph.

2016 163

Create a swinging bell or pendulum in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

In the Arrrange group, choose Rotate> Flip Horizontal, then choose Flip Vertical. If your image is already vertical or horizontal and not rotated like mine, you only need to do one of these operations. Have you ever received a greeting card created in PowerPoint?

2009 151

Create clear, iconic illustrations in PowerPoint with (gasp!) clip art

PowerPoint Tips

You press the Shift key to keep the image from being distorted horizontally or vertically. Move the enlarged copy so that its bottom is even with the bottom of the smaller version and so that it is vertically centered over it, like this.

2012 176

90-Day Payment Terms & Conditions for Freelancers - New AOL Policy, Effective in 30 Days

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When I was on contract to AOL for providing content to its Career/Jobs Vertical, I was paid monthly via PayPal. The question is: Will more organizations contracting out tasks follow AOL in instituting a 90-day policy for payment? 

2016 56

Hans Rosling: Upgrading our worldview via data visualization

Presentation Zen

He explains the horizontal and vertical axes. Data and information are not inherently boring. The key is to select the appropriate (and accurate) data to support your message. Yet, it also matters how you bring the data alive, giving it context and meaning.

2015 112

Do you present with printed slides? What if your slides were the size of your paper?

PowerPoint Tips

Here are a few ideas for making the switch from a typical landscape slide size to a portrait (vertical) larger slide size: Go into Slide Master view (View tab, Slide Master), click the top (larger) thumbnail on the left and adjust the placement of the placeholders to fully use the space.

Print 187

New survey: How people are using Twitter at conferences

Speaking about Presenting

I’ve reproduced below the actual chart of the results as it appears in the paper: I assume the vertical axis is the percentage of respondents who ticked a specific purpose, and I assume they could tick more than one (this is not clear from the paper).

Survey 203

5 principles for easier and faster slide creation

PowerPoint Tips

My client took an image from that website that was vertical and huge and put it on every slide to create a background. I recently made over some webinar slides for a client and I can honestly say that the slides were the most messed up of any I’d ever seen.

2017 169

Improve your slide design by trying layout variations

PowerPoint Tips

A second look is what I call the vertical split. In my “Create an Outstanding Presentation&# workshops and self-study course , I teach four layouts that always look good. I taught them again recently in a presentation skills class for college students.

Design 164

Presentation Tip: Timeline Visuals

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Typically the timeline will be a horizontal line with small vertical lines to indicate the separations. In a presentation where you have to share with the audience when some events happened or are planned to occur, don’t use a list of dates and descriptions.