PowerPoint Tips: Quickly Get Rid of Bullets

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By Ellen Finkelstein

Quickly get rid of bullets

Why would you want to get rid of bullets in your presentations? In short, they can turn a good presentation into a boring one.

But how do you get rid of bullets? Recently, a woman called me to ask if I had any courses explaining how to create presentations without bullets. She was interested in a guide, templates, how to design slides, a sample set of slides, and more. The long answer is to read my e-book, Slide Design for Non-Designers.

But I wanted to offer a quickie solution, too. Before that, let me say that designing presentations without bullets is not hard, but involves

*Layout

*Thinking about your content and the processes you’re describing

*Working with images that function as metaphors

*and more

Now for the shortcut. This is especially useful if you have existing presentations that you want to change in a hurry. Follow these steps:

1. Open a presentation that has bulleted text.

2. Display the master (View > (Master) > Slide Master). You see an example here. If you’re using 2007 or 2010, click the larger, top layout in the left-hand pane. Changes you make here will affect every slide in the presentation, no matter which layout they use.

quickly get ride of powerpoint bullets

Steps continued here

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