Do you want to make your Presentation more exciting, fascinating and dynamic? This is where Zoom in PowerPoint365 appears. When we create a Zoom in PowerPoint, we can jump to and from to specific Slides, Sections in our Presentation in an order which is up to us to decide while we are presenting.
A SummaryZoom is like a place where we gather and see all the pieces of our Presentation all in one. Another fact is, that when we are presenting we can use Zoom to go from one place to another in our Presentation in any order we want. We can revisit pieces of our SlideShow without interrupting the flow of our Presentation. Below will be described hot to create a SummaryZoom, a SectionZoom and a SlideZoom in our Presentation.
We must select the Insert tab and then locate the area of the ribbon named Links and select the Zoom command as show in the image below.
Once we locate the Zoom command, the drop down menu appears as below with the following commands available:
Summary Zoom: By using this command, we can organize our presentation into sections and then we can make a new slide with a SummaryZoom. When we finish and we are presenting, we can select the sections and move through different parts of our Presentation in any order we like.
Section Zoom: By using this command, we can create a link to a section. When we are presenting we can select it to jump to it. Once we are finished going through the slides in the section, we will return to the SectionZoom.
Slide Zoom: By using this command, we can create a link to a slide in our Presentation.By using a Slide Zoom, it can help us making our Presentation more dynamic, allowing us to navigate between slides in any order we choose without interrupting ourPresentation. Slide Zoom helps us turn our Presentation into multiple pieces of information while we feel that we are actually staying on the same canvas.
In the image following I have selected the SummaryZoom command, and the InsertSummaryZoom dialog box appears. In this dialog box, we select the beginning Slide of EachSection, by activating the check box belowtheSlideswe want. Once we have selected them, a Summary Zoom Slide will be created, where we can use while presenting in order to quickly move through the Presentation. Once selected and we are done, we select the Insert button at the bottom right corner of the InsertSummaryZoom. The SummaryZoom will appear as a new slide just before the slide we included in our SummaryZoom.
At the bottom, left corner of the InsertSummaryZoom is located the command KeepUnused Sections In Your Presentation. What does this command do; If we have anySectionscreated already in ourPresentationand we didn’t include in ourSummary Zoom, we activate the check box next to the command. We don’t have to worry, that theSlidesthat we discard will still be part of the Presentation.
In the image below we can see the SummarySection that I have created with the SummaryZoom command.
If we have created a SummaryZoom, and we still want to make changes to our Presentation by adding or removing sections to it, we do not need to start from the beginning. All we need is to just update ourSummaryZoom. In order to update our SummaryZoom, we need to select the Format tab of the ZoomTools, and from the left area of the ribbon named ZoomOptions, we select the command EditSummary as shown below. Once selected, the EditSummaryZoom dialog box appears where at the bottom right corner of the dialog box we select the command Update. That is, it, out SummaryZoom will be updated with the latest changes that we made.
In the image following I have selected the SectionZoom command, and the InsertSectionZoom dialog box appears. In this dialog box, we choose the section of sections by activating the check box at the below of each slide, that we want to insert in our Presentation. When we are presenting, we select it to zoom to the corresponding section.
In the image below we can see the Section Zoom that I have created with the SectionZoom command.
In the image following I have selected the SlideZoomcommand, and the InsertSlideZoom dialog box appears. In this dialog box, we choose the slide or slides that we want to insert. When we present our Presentation, we select it to zoom to the corresponding slide.
Once a SummaryZoom, a SectionZoom or a SlideZoom is created, by default there will be a preview thumbnail image of the Slide, but we can easily change it in order to represent what we want. All we have to do is to select the thumbnail and then from the Format tab which is activated we select the command ChangeImage from theZoomOptions area from the left of the ribbon as shown in the image below.
In the image below I have selected the ChangeImage command, where theInsertPictures dialog box appears, where we can select a new image from our PC or the Web to represent the Summary, the Section or the Slide we will be going to look like.
With the Zoom feature, we can bring our Presentations to Life!!! Try it out.
In my next post I will describe how to move from one Zoom Section to another and how to Format our Zoom thumbnails.
Below you can check out the video describing how to Use the Zoom Feature in PowerPoint.