Tracy van der Schyff

Facilitating The Evolution of Human Capabilities

#Microsoft365 Day 56: Use PowerPoint Designer to UP your creative game

#Microsoft365 – So you think you’re not creative? Think again. Microsoft has added many features to the Office stack which helps us be more creative.Today we’ll take a look at the #PowerPoint Designer feature.

For previous posts in my #Microsoft365Challenge go to the index page.

PowerPoint Designer is a relatively new tool in Office 365 that allows you to add photos to PowerPoint and get help with your design layout.

Good to know:

  • Must be Office 365 Subscriber
  • Connected to internet
  • Use slide layouts with Title or Title & content
  • No additional objects or shapes on same slide as photos
  • PowerPoint theme – not custom downloaded theme
  • Maximum 4 photos
  • Photos must be larger than 200 x 200  pixels
  • Will not work while co-authoring

How to:

  • Insert photos (up to 4)
  • Click on Design Tab > Design Ideas
  • Select the design you would like to use
  • See video below for step by step



Purpose of this blog challenge:

I will write 365 blogs in 365 days around Microsoft 365. I did a similar challenge with Office 365, blogs can be found here. I won’t just be talking about the new Microsoft 365 subscription model. I will be sharing any news, tips and tricks around Office / Office 365 / Windows / Mobility and Security. And let’s not forget all the great new Apps & services available.  A lot of what I’ll share on Office and SharePoint will also be applicable to none “Office 365” versions.

Feel free to #AskBraam if you have questions or would like me to write about a specific topic. I’ve created a Flow to monitor Twitter for the #AskBraam hashtag and will try my best to incorporate any questions into the blogs, or answer them directly on Twitter. This is a “Learning through Sharing” approach to teach my pet sheep about Microsoft – read more on this here.

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