THERE ARE WAYS TO CREATE AND IMPORT GRAPHICS INTO POWERPOINT THAT WILL MAKE YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE A LOT EASIER, AND—MORE IMPORTANTLY—MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE A ROCK STAR IN THE EYES OF YOUR CLIENTS.

A few weeks ago I posted to this blog about how—generally speaking—designers hate using Microsoft office products. You can read that post here if you missed it. However, today’s video post will focus on improving the graphic capabilities of Microsoft PowerPoint by importing vector graphics created in Adobe Illustrator. 

To summarize, designers have a lot of issues with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. These issues include limited font selection and typographical control, and rudimentary tools for building complex graphics. Compound this with a basic lack of knowledge of the Microsoft Office workspace and you have one grumpy graphic designer. (Insert unhappy emoji here.)

But there are ways to create and import graphics into PowerPoint that will make your professional life a lot easier, and—more importantly—make you look like a rock star in the eyes of your clients.

Note: To make the artwork conversion process go faster, download Apache OpenOffice ahead of time. You can find it here. It’s free and easy to install.