Archive for January, 2010

Replace a Font in PowerPoint

January 26, 2010

Now I’ve worked on a PowerPoint presentation or two in my time. And I don’t know about you, but inevitably I’ll get down and not be happy with the way it looks. Changing the background stuff is fairly easy, just apply different slide masters to your presentation until you get the one you want.
But what about the fonts? I don’t want to go slide by slide, selecting the text I want to change (because I almost always use 2 fonts in my presentation, so selecting all the text isn’t going to work either) and then changing it.
In PowerPoint 2007 & 2010, turns out you don’t have to do this. Right there on the Home tab, in the Edit chunk, there’s the Replace button. I have used this before but I clicked on the button itself to search for a particular word and replaced it with another word.
However, if you click on the drop down arrow on the right side of the button, you’ll get a short drop down with 2 options: Replace and Replace Fonts. Choosing Replace Fonts will give you a list of all the fonts you are using in your presentation and a drop down list of fonts you have on your computer that you can change to.
Pretty easy, huh?

Hello world!

January 25, 2010

I’m baaaccckk! Well for some of you anyway. Once upon a time I was the Training Manager at NPower Seattle, a great nonprofit that helps other nonprofits with technology. Then I was lured away by an exciting opportunity that was sure to challenge me with our Judicial system (which it has).

But I miss the opportunity to share with the world all the things I’m learning, stumbling upon, or just plain know about technology that can make working with applications/software/programs/justplainoltechnology easier.

So I finally got off my duff and started this blog. You can still find my old posts over on my original blog at NPower or the updated NPower Seattle blog.

In the meantime, stay tuned here for all kinds of posts that I hope will make your work easier.

Jon