As a graphic designer, you’d think I’d use InDesign and Photoshop any chance I get, right? Turns out that when I create content, whether it’s a brochure or a white paper, I truly love to use PowerPoint.
IIt is a lot more powerful than people would think, and if you use it right, it’s so effective. In one of my previous roles, I was a ghostwriter creating white-label eBooks for other people to leverage. That meant that those fancy Adobe apps were out of the question. That forced me to embrace PowerPoint beyond the classic execs updates and fiscal year kick-off planning sessions. I was pigeonholed into the app, but just like the plot of a cheesy romcom, I fell in love.
The few things that got me going were:
- Slide Master
- Grids and guides
- Quick Access toolbar
- Selection panel
- Everything in the design menu
- My love for design