#Microsoft365 – Everyone needs to create a presentation at some point. Using PowerPoint is super easy, and it helps if you know some quick wins. Your content might be on the mark, but if the presentation itself is not visually appealing, it could count against you.


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

DISCLAIMER:  I WRITE ARTICLES ABOUT OFFICE / MICROSOFT 365. CONTENT IS ACCURATE AT TIME OF PUBLICATION, HOWEVER UPDATES AND NEW ADDITIONS HAPPEN DAILY WHICH COULD CHANGE THE ACCURACY OR RELEVANCE. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN USING MY BLOGS AS GUIDELINES.

Related posts:
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 10 – Inserting Shapes in PowerPoint

Microsoft 365 Day 41: Use the eyedropper for picking colours in PowerPoint

Today we’ll look at changing the transparency of shapes, to add some more flair to your presentations. (I picked the colour of my shapes from my photo with the eyedropper – see blog link above).

Right click on the shape you would like to change (1), go to “Format Shape (2). Under “Fill” you’ll see the transparency slide bar (3). Move this slider from left to right to achieve the desired transparency level.

Transparency of Shapes

Below you’ll see the effect created by it. It allows you to overlay shapes on photos / images while adding text.

Transparency of Shapes2

Happy presenting!!

Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but to the overall Microsoft Office Suite as well as where applicable, SharePoint.
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.

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