We’re back again with more PPT hacks to make your workdays a lot easier (and your manager a lot happier :) !!
What shall we start with?
The Golden Rule of course! You can access the smart bar using CTRL + Space.
And today, we’re adding one more thing to the Golden Rule. The auxi Keyboard Shortcuts!
Start reading to know all about it!
1. Swap Shapes and Text.
Select 2 shapes you would like to swap, then hit / on your keyboard.
If you want to only swap the text content inside the shapes or textboxes, then hit Ctrl + / to swap texts.
You can also use the Smart Bar for both functions by typing in ‘Swap Shapes’ and ‘Swap Text’.
⤷ Everyone’s settled in their right place now. Good for them.
2. Copy Shape Type.
Select your items then hit X + T to copy the shape type of one item to one or several others. The first shape you choose is the anchor – meaning that the remaining selected shapes will follow the first shape selected.
You can also select your shapes then open auxi’s smart bar and type in ‘Copy Shape Type’.
⤷ Finally! That oval in your slide can fulfill its lifetime goal by becoming a rectangle. You wish you could swap your shape type with the Rock. We know... not gonna happen.
3. Fix Slide Colors.
Hit Q on your keyboard. The auxi add-in will automatically change all your slide colors into theme colors.
You can also use the Smart Bar to find ‘Fix Slide Colors’.
⤷ Now you’re sure that your slide colors follow the theme without having to check by yourself.
4. Insert, Change, and Enclose Icons.
auxi offers you more than 4 million icons to choose from! Yep, you read that right :)
Hit I to insert icons and E to enclose them in circles for better design. You can press E several times to loop through options.
If you’re using auxi icons, you can change them using the ‘Change Icons’ command in the Smart Bar. It doesn’t replace it with a random icon, but with one that’s related to the same topic!
⤷ Now your slide has a lively touch and a catchy design!
5. Add/Delete Row Without Resizing.
Remember our magical Add/Delete row feature? This is similar but when you have enough space to add a row without the need to resize everything.
Select your rows then open auxi’s smart bar using Ctrl + Space. Type in the command you want: Add/Delete Row Without Resizing.
⤷ Voila! You have a new cohesive row that is automatically well behaved.
6. Save Slides.
You can save a slide to use later by hitting \ on your keyboard.
To populate the slide, hit ;
⤷ Now you can recycle your slides just as you like!
7. Split and Merge Textboxes.
Select all the textboxes you need, starting with the one you want on top, then ‘Merge Textboxes’ through the Smart Bar, or just hit . + T on your keyboard.
You can also split textboxes by placing the cursor where you want them to part ways, then type ‘Split Textbox’ in the Smart Bar.
⤷ Join your textboxes together like a matchmaker, or let your new textboxes enjoy the single life.