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Q. Someone revised my presentation. Is there a way I can see exactly what they changed on each slide?
Q. There’s a cool “gears” SmartArt element in PowerPoint. Can I animate it so the gears spin?
Display the slide list so you can choose where to go in a click with Ctrl+S ... Reveal the Taskbar by selecting Ctrl+T ... Bring up the tools on the right-click menu without clicking by hitting Shift+F10.
You've probably experienced the tedium of double-checking your huge slide decks for formatting inconsistencies and copying and pasting logos on dozens of slides. Learning to work with Slide Masters frees you from those tasks.

Sometimes it’s just too confining to work with the limited handout options in Power­­Point. Wouldn’t it be great to have the flexibility of Word to create handouts? This option is built into Power­­Point already.

Sometimes it’s useful to have the slide number on the presentation slide itself, rather than just on the handout. This is easy to add.
Are you terrorized by your monster PowerPoint deck? If you have a file with more than 30 slides, there are tools you can use to tame the beast. Two ways to make your decks easier to manage:
The answers to two questions offer tips on making sure your slides don't become eyesores.
On the View tab, in the Master Views group, click Slide Master. You will likely want to position the logo differently on the Title Slide than on the remaining layouts ...
Then you might want to have a “Plan B” Slide Master.
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