PowerPoint Editing Magic: zoom in + zoom out view

Small little feature, but extremely useful if you edit lot of complex PowerPoint slides. Make sure you are editing a single slide.  Adjust zoom to make sure that you can see the whole slide. The PowerPoint Editing Magic button is in the View tab – New Window. This creates two windows for the currently open presentation. Move between these windows using View tab – Switch windows. It will show you the same slide in both windows.

PowerPoint Editing Magic - New window option in View tab

In one of the windows, zoom in to the slide so that you can see it in more detail. Edit whatever you want to and then go to the other window. (Alt – Tab also works). Here you can see the same slide at regular size. This eliminates repetitive zoom in and out activity and helps you get the desired results faster.

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The same concept of new window can also be used when you are editing a layout or slide master and want to see the results instantly.

Trainers: Make blinking cursor thicker

Quick but useful stuff for people like me who are teaching others how to use various type of software applications more efficiently. There are many techniques available. Here is another one – make the blinking cursor thicker.

How to make blinking cursor thicker in Windows 10

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I find the thickness value of 3 perfect while conducting demos or teaching.

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Now the cursor position is more easily noticed by the audience.

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Choose the mouse option above to see how the mouse cursor can also be made bigger.

Read my article series (9 posts) about how to deliver high-impact training and demos.