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You Can PPT Too! (Part One): How to use Alignment in Powerpoint for Professional Looking Slides

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PowerPoint has many interesting and time-saving features. I like to call them Quality of Life (QoL) features. For the most part, these QoL features make working with Powerpoint easier.  Unfortunately, some of these can be confusing for newcomers. At least, that was how I felt when I starting learning how to do better PPT presentations beyond the default templates. Why not do a mini-series to share some useful PPT tricks I have learned, I thought. And so I bring to you the first part of my "You Can PPT Too!" series.  Let's start with something simple. Simple and yet, I would often see neglected in presentations.  How many times have you sat through a presentation, only to have your attention drift away from the presenter because of untidy alignment, like the one on the left below? A little exaggeration on the alignment but it conveys my point. Not only do such minor details distract your audience, but they also convey sloppiness and are generally bad for professi