Shortcut Corner: Episode 02.2

Working With Shapes, Part 2

Steve Sheets, Technical Director

Steve Sheets

Aug 19, 2019

This tutorial is part of a shortcut series where we cover a breadth of time-saving techniques. For this episode, we'll be working with shapes. Specifically, I'll begin with a trick I like to use to help with difficult alignments, then the merge shapes tools to create complex shapes as well as cropping photos with that tool. Some interesting fill effects and other formatting abilities will also be covered along with how to copy and paste formatting and effects from one object to another.

While there are a number of tips in this video it does just skim the surface on a wide array of PowerPoint shape functions and shortcuts. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at GhostRanch Communications for all things presentation design, sales enablement and graphics related.

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Steve Sheets, Technical Director

Steve is a designer with high expectations for a final product but he tends to obsess over process too. He likes to know the many ways to get things done, the advantages of each and their oh so scary pitfalls. Perhaps that's why he has a Mac and a PC?

"Workflows are one of the few times in life where the best way tends to be the easy way, the trick is figuring out what's 'easy' for your specific situation."

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