ATOI365D#Office365Challenge In this blog I’ll share some tips on selecting and working with multiple objects (shapes, text, objects and placeholders) in PowerPoint as well as giving you my Infographic CV template for free use. I have a crazy amount of objects on my Infographic CV and it really becomes difficult to select items when modifying items. This will definitely help you.

Day:  342 of 365, 23 left
Tools:  Office 365, PowerPoint 2016

Description: Using the Selection Pane in Microsoft PowerPoint
Audience:  All


What does Microsoft say:  PowerPoint includes a Selection and Visibility task pane that keeps track of all components (shapes, objects, and placeholders) that might reside on a slide. Sometimes when slide components are stacked on top of each other, it is difficult to select each one.   Read More…

How to use the tools:

In PowerPoint, under the Home Tab, you’ll see Select in the far right grouping under Editing. Click on the dropdown to expand the menu and click on Selection Pane:


The Selection Tool Pane will open with all the objects listed on the current slide. You can now easily select and manipulate objects.
1. Select the object – it will display on the slide as selected.
2. Click on the eye on the right and it will ‘remove’ the object (if necessary).

TEMPLATE:  Here’s the link to the template for free use.


I know. PowerPoint is amazing. 🙂

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.
Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.