Reduce file size in PowerPoint 2003 — compress pictures

February 11th, 2009 1 Comment

Here is another quick fix for PowerPoint files that may have grown too large and sluggish due to all the snazzy imported images and graphics. The change in file size can be dramatic, depending on the images. Right-click any picture in your presentation and select Format picture from the drop-down menu. Under the Picture tab, […]

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Reduce file size in PowerPoint 2003 — turn off Fast Save

February 11th, 2009 No Comments

So. You’ve created a megawatt, massive presentation in PowerPoint 2003 and find it’s grown just a tad too big now that the impressive grahics and Flash files are embedded. There are a number of steps you can take to reduce file size in PowerPoint 2003. First, try this quick fix: On the Tools menu, select Options  […]

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How can I set up a customized toolbar in PowerPoint 2003?

December 30th, 2008 No Comments

Want to speed up your work? You know how you work and what tools you use. One of the best tips Bluewave can give you is this: create your own customized toolbar containing just those tools you use the most. You’ll no longer need to search through all the menus or struggle to remember which tool does […]

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How can I create a useful color scheme in PowerPoint 2003?

December 12th, 2008 No Comments

You’ve developed your ideas, created a great storyboard, chosen photos, charts and graphics to illustrate your message. What pulls it all together? Color. Color communicates, motivates, and persuades. Color emphasizes and hightlights information. Color helps carry a company’s identity. You’ll achieve more professional and sophisticated presentations if you follow a carefully chosen palette of colors. […]

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How can I set up slide numbers in PowerPoint 2003 and 2007?

September 10th, 2008 4 Comments

A look at the somewhat confusing issue of slide numbers in PowerPoint 2003 and 2007. PowerPoint 2003: In order for a slide number to automatically appear on all slides in PowerPoint 2003, it must first be set up on the Slide Master. Type View > Master to go to the Slide Master. If the slide number text […]

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