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When we think about PowerPoint presentations, we usually imagine a speaker in front of the room with a projector and a screen. But many presentations are delivered by alternative methods. One common method is self-directed at a kiosk or at someone’s computer. Creating this type of presentation is easier than you think.

Create an instant diagram by right-clicking on a set of bullet points. On the right-click menu, you’ll find Convert to SmartArt ...

Q. I need several versions of a PowerPoint presentation. For some audiences, I’ll need to show all the slides, for others just the topic summaries and some of the detail. Another audience needs just a section or two of the whole thing. Do I have to make multiple copies?

PowerPoint Slide Masters are the best way to change the general ap­­pearance of your presentations without changing each slide. But what if you’re always tweaking a particular slide to fit your contents? In­­stead of doing this each time, create a custom layout.

Q. Can you animate SmartArt in PowerPoint?
Q. During a presentation (from my laptop), how do I keep the notes section visible to me but not the audience?
A PowerPoint photo album is an easy solution when creating a personal scrapbook or presenting images to a ­client for approval.
Use the Action button to create interactivity in presentations. You’ll find the Action button in the Links group on the Insert tab.
Are your PowerPoint presentations essentially a script, chock full of every single detail you intend to present? Or, at the other end of the spectrum, is your “deck” just a set of discussion prompts meant to guide the session, not inform it? Before creating a PowerPoint presentation you need to make two decisions:
Placing your discussion bullet points in an intentional sequence is the perfect application for animation. Entrance and exit animation are good choices here. Here are two ways to apply entrance and exit animation:
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