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Archive for the ‘Power Point’ Category

Resize a table in Word or PowerPoint for Mac – Office Support

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/11/08

Why does it take forever for Microsoft Office suite programs to function the same across their various components and over operating systems. It has been like 2 decades and still sizing columns/rows in tables is a nightmare.

[WayBack] Resize a table in Word or PowerPoint for Mac – Office Support.

In my case PowerPoint: it is so different from Excel, and even different from Word, that it gives me headaches.

This is what PowerPoint 2011 could do; more recent versions are only marginally better:

PowerPoint

You can resize a whole table to improve readability or to improve the visual effect of your document. You can also resize one or more rows, columns, or individual cells in a table.

Do any of the following:

Resize a table

  1. Click the table.
  2. Rest the pointer on any corner of the table until Table Resize Cursor appears, and then drag the table boundary until the table is the size that you want.

Change the row height in a table

  1. Rest the pointer on the row boundary that you want to move until Horizontal split arrow appears, and then drag the boundary until the row is the height that you want.

    If you have text in a table cell, the row must be the same height or taller than the text.

Change the column width in a table

  1. Rest the pointer on the column boundary that you want to move until Vertical split arrow appears, and then drag the boundary until the column is as wide as you want.

    If you have text in a table cell, the column must be as wide as or wider than the text.

Change the row or column to fit the text

  • Rest the pointer on the column boundary until Vertical split arrow appears or the row boundary until Horizontal split arrow appears, and then double-click it.

Make multiple rows or columns the same size

  1. Select the columns or rows that you want to make the same size, and then click the Table Layout tab.
  2. Under Cells, click Distribute Rows or Distribute Columns.

    Tables Layout tab, Cells group

–jeroen

Posted in Office, Office 2011 for Mac, Power Point, Power User, Word | Leave a Comment »

Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances: When I double-click a .pps/.ppx file, the PowerPoint icon appear on the taskbar…

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/05

From [WayBack1. Presenting Your Presentation – Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances [Book]:

PowerPoint Opens Minimized

THE ANNOYANCE: I can’t get my presentation to open properly when I double-click it. I can see the PowerPoint icon on the taskbar, but it won’t maximize or restore. How can I view the presentation?

THE FIX: Your slide show is set to display on the secondary monitor, which is no longer attached to your computer. Open PowerPoint from Start → Program Files and select File → Open to open your presentation. Then select Slide Show → Set up Show and choose “Display slide show on primary monitor.”

–jeroen

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Download link for Office 2013 Language Pack Options

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/07/20

In case I need to re-download some language related Office 2013 things again: Office 2013 Language Pack Options.

–jeroen

Posted in Excel, Office, Office 2013, Outlook, Power Point, Power User, Word | Leave a Comment »

Multiple office versions on one computer: it is possible, but you should not do it

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/08/01

Wow, I didn’t even know this was possible, but I recently came across a few people that had actually done this: run multiple versions of Office on one computer.

Microsoft even has a couple of knowledge base articles on it and indicate it is not recommended (wow!), installation/update orders, and potential issues you will face.

I’ve added the respective office version ranges for each link:

–jeroen

Posted in Excel, Office, Office 2003, Office 2007, Office 2010, Office 2013, Outlook, Power Point, Power User, Word | Leave a Comment »

Classic Menu for Office 2010 and 2013 Programs

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/11/04

As with Office 2007 and up, quite a few features – including menus and keyboard shortcuts – have been removed or changed.

Microsoft has many posts on them, some of which are here:

The menu part can be remedied with ease: Bring Back Classic Menus and Toolbars to Outlook 2010 and 2013 [WayBack].

Works like a charm, and you can purchase for individual Office programs, or for 3 suite combinations [WayBack].

–jeroen

Posted in Excel, Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, Office, Power Point, Power User, Word | 1 Comment »

 
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