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.

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.

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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 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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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."

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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?

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.

How to get a Photoshopped look by fading in an image

PowerPoint Tips

In the Shading Styles section, choose Vertical. Adobe® Photoshop® can create great effects, but you might not have or know the program.

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.

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.

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Create a video zoom effect from photos in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

You can get technical and use the Position boxes (click the dialog box launcher arrow at the lower-right corner of the Size group) or eyeball it looking at the horizontal and vertical rulers. (If

Do you make your audience feel stupid?

Speak Schmeak

And then he later described the results: "Responding to the needs of a new marketplace, we were able to provide insights, experience and expertise in our new vertical content areas of entrepreneurship and negotiation, beyond our core competency of sales training."

Create a better PowerPoint template

PowerPoint Tips

Instead, give them a vertical justification of bottom and that bottom left corner will stay steady. Click the Text Box category and set the Vertical alignment to Bottom. PowerPoint’s default blank template is annoying! It really needs work. And with more and more people using white backgrounds, you’re probably using the blank template more often. Here’s what to do to make a better template.

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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?

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.

Power Point’s dirty little secret

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Because slides are created one at a time, they encourage people to think in terms of vertical slices rather than horizontal storytelling.  I’ve blogged often about the abuse of Power Point and other slide software programs – using them as speaker notes, and making them more about words than images.    And of course, the over-use and over-dependence on software instead of just connecting with your audience, person to person.

10 Storytelling tips from Billy Wilder

Presentation Zen

With quantitative displays, for example, it is useful and a very good practice to explain the vertical and horizontal axis and set up the audience for the visual display that you are about to show them.

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From the vault: Finding your voice as a speaker

The Eloquent Woman

Use the vertical pronoun. Today, I say that if you are going to find your voice, the vertical pronoun—his term for “I”—is the most useful, powerful and appropriate pronoun for you to use.

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.

"Could have been me:" 4 lessons from Obama's remarks on Trayvon Martin

The Eloquent Woman

I am" is more powerful than "me, too:" The "vertical pronoun" is the most powerful, and "I" statements are the ones only you can make--they''re difficult for anyone else to challenge if you are willing to phrase your declaration in that way.

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Famous Speech Friday: Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox: "My heart has changed"

The Eloquent Woman

Use that vertical pronoun: Politicians say "we" a lot, a cheap and easy way to assume that their audience is with them. Every speaker has to, at some moment, contemplate saying their thoughts out loud, in front of a crowd, rather than keeping them to herself.

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How to Detect Respect - or Disrespect: Body Language Quick Takes #7

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Prime Minister Winston Churchill, a short man, often stood with his elbows angled out – the short person’s way of taking up more space (when the vertical is not an option).  Respect is a hot-button issue, especially for people who feel threatened or not well-established in the social hierarchy.    If your autonomy is under siege, respect will often be a big issue for you.    So how do you spot respectful body language – or its opposite?