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Are you a Microsoft PowerPoint or Word user? If so, then you’ll want to check out these new features from Office 365.

Office 365 PowerPoint Features


Microsoft now assists you in designing a visually appealing PowerPoint presentation. If you don’t have an eye for design, no worries! Thanks to PowerPoint’s Designer tool, it’ll give you some options on how to present your slide in a more compelling way. All you have to do is drop a picture into the presentation. Designer will then pop up on the right side with a few different choices. With just a click, you can transform your presentation to impress your audience.

Have you ever had the issue of trying to add multiple images to one slide? It ends up looking cluttered and like a children’s collage. Designer will automatically give suggestions on how to incorporate multiple images into your presentation.


If you’ve ever tried to do animation in a PowerPoint slide, then you know how tedious it can be. You have to fiddle with the timing, start, triggers and more. Luckily, Microsoft came up with a way to make it much easier. All you have to do is right click on your current slide and duplicate the slide. Next, move your objects around until you’ve got your end result. Go to transitions and select Morph. Now, you have a smooth transition to your next slide.


When doing a presentation, you might need to refer back to a previous slide. In the past, you’ve only been able to move forward or backwards which can get cumbersome. There’s now a more compelling way to access all of your slides during a presentation called Zoom.

To insert the Zoom feature,

  1. Go to your ‘Insert’ bar.
  2. Select the ‘Zoom’ button.
  3. Select ‘Summary Zoom.’
  4. Choose all of your slides.
  5. Hit insert.
  6. Give the slide a title.

It now lets you have a menu of sorts for your presentation.

Office 365 Word Features


There’s a new feature in Word called Researcher. Traditionally when writing a paper, you have word open on one side of your screen and Google on the other for research. Research allows you to do both at the same time. Plus, it easily creates a bibliography page from the sources you pull up in Word. To access Researcher, go to ‘References’ and ‘Researcher.’ You can add and cite your sources through this new feature.

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