Working in PowerPoint can be a frustrating exercise in squinting, nudging and reformatting. It doesn’t have to be if you know a few tricks.
Type in Outline view
PowerPoint might very well be the worst word processing application in the world—possibly because it was never intended to be one! In versions 2010 and earlier, you will notice an outline tab above your slide thumbnails in the navigation pane. Click that.
In later versions you’ll need to click on the View tab and select Outline View from the ribbon. Type the slide topics, bullet points and, if you’re using SmartArt diagrams, shape labels as bullet points. Just start typing.
The first item will be next to a slide image and will become the slide topic. Press Enter, followed by the Tab key to enter the subtitle or bullet point. Continuing to press Enter will get you a text item at the same level. So if you typed Agenda, then Enter and Tab, you will be at the place to t...(register to read more)