One of the key benefits of Power-user is the add-in's optimized ribbon. Normally, PowerPoint users spend a lot of time navigating between the different PowerPoint tabs: Insert, Format, Home, etc. For almost every action to do in PowerPoint, there is a click to go to the appropriate tab.
With Power-user, all the PowerPoint features that professionals need the most have been gathered on the unique Power-user tab. And they have all been made accessible in just 1 click. This means that you will cut by at least 50% the number of clicks needed for every single action you do in PowerPoint.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Font group
- Color group
- Alignment group
- Organize group
- Size group
The Font group contains all the standard features you need in order to work with text:
- Choose a font
- Change the size of the font
- Align text within shapes (left, right, center or justify)
- Add bullets or numbers
- Change indent level
- Change line spacing
- Change orientation or text anchor within the shape
In addition to these standard buttons from PowerPoint, 4 additional buttons help you work with shapes:
The Color group contains all the features you need to edit colors:
- Font color
- Fill color
- Shape outline color
The Alignment group contains many handy features for aligning and organizing shapes on your slides. They can all be accessed in just 1 click from the ribbon.
Align shapes left, right, top, bottom, middle or center.
These buttons allows you to distribute shapes, or increase / decrease the spacing between shapes, while keeping them distributed:
- Distribute shapes horizontally or vertically
- Increase or decrease vertical spacing
- Increase or decrease horizontal spacing
Symmetry is key to make a slide appealing, yet it can be painful to place objects symmetrically on a slide. The Power-user Symmetry buttons will do just that for you.
Very often in PowerPoint, we need to make a swap between 2 shapes. You can now use the Swap shapes position button to do that instantly:
There are also several options for swapping under the same menu:
- Swap shapes position, based on the top left corner, the top left corner, the top center or the middle center.
- Swap only the text between the 2 shapes.
- Swap animations between the 2 shapes.
Swap positions in Excel
A similar feature exists in Excel for swapping the positions of cells, ranges, charts, etc. See Swap positions.
Stack shapes instantly, so that the left side of a shape touches the right side of another. You can stack shapes left, top, right or bottom.
The Organize group contains the following highly-used PowerPoint buttons:
- Group shapes
- Ungroup shapes
- Bring to front
- Send to back
Lines and arrows can look dirty when they are not exactly straight. With this feature, any line select will adjust to be perfectly vertical / horizontal automatically.
Very frequently, we have to organize shapes in a table with X rows and Y columns. With the Organize feature, you can select a group of shapes and automatically position them in rows and columns to form a table. If you don’t have shapes selected, Organize will create them in the number of rows and columns you decide.
Combine shapes to create new and unique types of shapes matching your needs.
We can also merge and unmerge shapes:
- Split: for every paragraph, it will create a shape with the text of the paragraph in it.
- Merge: this will merge multiple shapes into one concatenating the text of each ot the initial shapes.
Selecting objects can sometimes be fastidious. With this feature, automatically select similar objects based on their color, size, font... All the objects with the same criteria as the selected object will be selected.
Resize shape easily with the buttons from the Size group.
- Select a shape of reference, then add any number of shapes to your selection and click Same Height, Same Width or Same Size.
- Press the Lock button to lock or unlock the shape aspect ratio.
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