Presentations Glossary

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Monday, December 30, 2019, posted by Geetesh at 3:38 pm

Yes, you can create timelines in PowerPoint, by using shapes or via the SmartArt option, but what if you could create a timeline by doing nothing other than typing into a bulleted list, and then make PowerPoint change the content into a properly formatted timeline? Wouldn’t that be cool?

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Friday, December 27, 2019, posted by Geetesh at 5:20 pm

While PowerPoint does not have a Timelines category within the SmartArt graphics available, you can still find some Timeline variants hidden within the Process category.

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Thursday, December 26, 2019, posted by Geetesh at 8:22 pm

We learned about using safe fonts in PowerPoint, especially if you want to share your slides with others who may not have the required fonts. In simple terms, this means using fonts such as Calibri, Arial, or Times New Roman in your slides so that almost anyone can see the slides identically, as you see them! Sometimes, this may not be a bad idea, but you do have to narrow down your choices to the bare basics. Fortunately, there are some alternatives to safe fonts too, and some of these approaches may work for you. The best part is that you may be able to show your slides with the fonts that you like!

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Thursday, December 26, 2019, posted by Geetesh at 12:36 pm

Yes, you can embed some fonts in PowerPoint presentations, and the catch-word in the preceding word is “some”. Yes, only a few fonts allow embedding within PowerPoint presentations, and even those have limitations. These limitations are due to the license associated with the font.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019, posted by Geetesh at 11:57 am

Did you use your favorite fonts in PowerPoint, and then discovered that the fonts were substituted with another font when you moved the presentation to another computer? Worse, this change is not predictable, the font change behavior is not consistent, and the same font may be substituted completely differently on a third computer.

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