Microsoft PowerPoint Tips and Tricks

How to use PowerPoint

One of the key aspects that have turned PowerPoint into one of the most popular programs when it comes to creating presentations has to do with how intuitive and simple it is to start using it. If this is your first contact with PowerPoint, here are a few instructions so you don’t get lost:

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What is PowerPoint and what's it for?

PowerPoint is a computer program developed by Microsoft that can be used to create presentations. The latter can display text schematics, slides or text and image animations to which we can apply different designs.

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How to convert PowerPoint to PDF

You can convert a slideshow into a PDF file. It’s as easy as following these steps:

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How to convert PDF to PowerPoint

PowerPoint doesn’t natively allow us to convert documents from PDF to its own format. Therefore, we have to resort to third-party applications. One of the most efficient ones is iLovePDF (http://www.malavida.com/es/soft/ilovepdf/webapps/). So, we’ll explain to you how to convert from PDF to PPTX format using this method:

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How to convert PowerPoint to Word

To convert from Microsoft PowerPoint to Microsoft Word, you can always resort to copying and pasting and then changing the format. But depending on the presentation in question that could be plenty of hard work, as well as requiring too much time to edit text and images to fit them into the DOC without looking like an abstract painting.

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How to install PowerPoint

Whether you have decided to go for the trial version of PowerPoint or for the paid version, to be able to install the program, you’ll have to sign up as a user and access the project’s web page. From there, you’ll be able purchase any of the two versions after previously inputting your payment details, which in the case of the trial version won’t be executed, to be able to download the installation file.

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How to convert Word to PowerPoint

To convert or import a document from Microsoft Word to PowerPoint, we simply have to insert Word’s contents straight into the PowerPoint presentation. This can be done by making use of the copy & paste function. In other words, we only have to take the text from the DOC’s pages and paste it onto the slideshow that we’re editing. After that, we can adjust the text however it suits us the best thanks to the format tools.

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