I spend lots of time making PowerPoint slides. To get my life back, I learned to make them very quickly.
Shortcuts, macros, and toolbars all speed up the brainless parts of slide-making. Here’s the 5 that everyone should know and use… They’ll get you 80% of the way there with minimal effort. If you want more, just ask. I’ve got a million of these!
The Tao of keyboard shortucts
Before I tell you my secrets, I want to to appreciate them! Here is the basic philosophy for getting the most out of shortcuts:
They don’t work if you don’t use them – learning them without using them is a waste!
Learning them is an investment – and it pays huge dividends in time saved later on.
Don’t touch your mouse – think as it of a game, practice makes you faster.
Bonus: on-lookers will be impressed and terrified by your skills, and you’ll and save your wrists by becoming a key-ninja (mixed metaphor with the whole Tao thing, I know)
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