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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
posted by Geetesh at 14:56 PM IST

Each logged-in user has a default custom dictionary accessible within PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office programs called RoamingCustom.dic. Additionally, you can create and use many more custom dictionaries. Over time, your custom dictionaries may become a very useful resource, especially since any custom dictionary loaded is used by all the Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Let us assume that you have added several words to the custom dictionaries over the last 4 or 5 years, and now you need to move to a new computer.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Sharing Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2016

Sharing Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2013

Sharing Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2010

Apple Mac OS:

Sharing Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2011 (and Office)

Sharing Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
posted by Geetesh at 16:09 PM IST

Any custom dictionary that you create within PowerPoint or any other Microsoft Office program is used by all the Office applications installed on your computer. Also, any changes made to the list of words within a custom dictionary reflect in proofing tools of all Office applications. Each logged-in user has a default custom dictionary called RoamingCustom.dic, stored in a separate folder for each local user.

For more details, please choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Disable, Enable, and Set the Default Custom Dictionary in PowerPoint 2016

Disable, Enable, and Set the Default Custom Dictionary in PowerPoint 2013

Disable, Enable, and Set the Default Custom Dictionary in PowerPoint 2010

Apple Mac OS:

Disable and Enable Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2011

Set Default Custom Dictionary in PowerPoint

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Monday, April 10, 2017
posted by Geetesh at 12:40 PM IST

Although PowerPoint provides a spelling dictionary which contains a list of all common words, you might be working on a particular project that uses uncommon words not found in everyday language. You could edit a custom dictionary or load a ready-made third-party dictionary within PowerPoint. But you can actually create your own dictionary that includes a set of words for a particular project. So, if you need to do a legal presentation for a client once a year, you could create a separate dictionary for just this one project, and then edit it as required within a text editor such as Notepad.

For more details, please choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Creating and Editing Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2016

Creating and Editing Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2013

Creating and Editing Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2010

Apple Mac OS:

Create and Edit Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2011

Creating and Editing Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017
posted by Geetesh at 11:21 AM IST

You may wonder what happens behind the scenes when you run a spell check in PowerPoint or any other Microsoft Office program. This is what happens: PowerPoint looks at each word you have typed and matches those words with the entries listed in its dictionary. If it comes across any word that the dictionary does not contain, it goes ahead and marks that word as misspelled. Then it offers you suggestions for that supposedly misspelled word, so that you can replace that word with any other similar word found in its dictionary.

For more details, please choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Loading and Using Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2016

Loading and Using Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2013

Loading and Using Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2010

Apple Mac OS:

Loading and Using Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2011

Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
posted by Geetesh at 12:35 PM IST

The AutoCorrect feature is dependent on a small list of words and phrases. This list contains two columns called Replace and With. For example, the Replace entry for “teh” will correspond to the With entry containing the word “the”. You can easily tailor your AutoCorrect list by adding your own commonly misspelled words.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Creating and Editing AutoCorrect Entries in PowerPoint 2016

Creating and Editing AutoCorrect Entries in PowerPoint 2013

Creating and Editing AutoCorrect Entries in PowerPoint 2010

Apple Mac OS:

Creating and Editing AutoCorrect Entries in PowerPoint 2011

AutoCorrect Entries in PowerPoint

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Monday, April 3, 2017
posted by Geetesh at 15:18 PM IST

After inserting a SmartArt graphic in your slide, you can change the color for the entire SmartArt graphic. Doing so applies new colors to the entire SmartArt graphic including the various shapes it contains. However, there may be times when you want one of the shapes to be colored differently.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Changing Fill, Line, and Effects for Shapes within SmartArt in PowerPoint 2016

Changing Fill, Line, and Effects for Shapes within SmartArt in PowerPoint 2013

Changing Fill, Line, and Effects for Shapes within SmartArt in PowerPoint 2010

Apple Mac OS:

Changing Fill, Line, and Effects for Shapes within SmartArt in PowerPoint 2011

Fill, Line, and Effects for SmartArt in PowerPoint

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Thursday, March 30, 2017
posted by Geetesh at 12:50 PM IST

PowerPoint includes proofing tools (spelling dictionaries, thesauri, and grammar rules) for more than one language. For example, if you use English as your main language, then Spanish and French dictionaries may already be installed. This enables you to spell check Spanish and French words. Similarly, you can add and remove proofing dictionaries in many languages.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Add and Remove Proofing Dictionaries for Foreign Languages in PowerPoint 2016

Add and Remove Proofing Dictionaries for Foreign Languages in PowerPoint 2013

Add and Remove Proofing Dictionaries for Foreign Languages in PowerPoint 2010

Apple Mac OS:

Proofing Dictionaries for Foreign Languages in PowerPoint 2011

Add Remove Proofing Dictionaries in PowerPoint

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
posted by Geetesh at 14:49 PM IST

Like many other users of PowerPoint, you might have also faced this situation: you have been working on a presentation for hours, and suddenly PowerPoint or even the computer crashes! This crash may happen due to a power outage, instability of the system or even PowerPoint itself may crash due to a bug or glitch. You then realize that you had not saved the presentation for a long time and may have lost most of your work. Although you can keep your programs updated, system secure, and even save your file often, there is no guarantee that you will never see a crash again and lose all or some of your work.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

AutoRecover and AutoSave Options in PowerPoint 2016

AutoRecover and AutoSave Options in PowerPoint 2013

AutoRecover and AutoSave Options in PowerPoint 2010

AutoRecover and AutoSave Options in PowerPoint

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Monday, March 27, 2017
posted by Geetesh at 12:06 PM IST

Although default colors within a SmartArt graphic may work great, you may want to explore changing colors of individual shapes contained inside the SmartArt graphic. You change colors of everything within the SmartArt graphic at one go or change colors of individual shapes within the SmartArt graphic.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Change Colors for a SmartArt Graphic in PowerPoint 2016

Change Colors for a SmartArt Graphic in PowerPoint 2013

Change Colors of SmartArt in PowerPoint 2010

Apple Mac OS:

Change Colors of SmartArt in PowerPoint 2011

Change Colors for a SmartArt Graphic in PowerPoint

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Monday, March 27, 2017
posted by Geetesh at 11:58 AM IST

Presentations was the name of a well-known industry publication that is no longer published.

Its last editor, Tad Simons was interviewed by Indezine in 2004.

Presentations Magazine

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