Big up your mess ups

July 16, 2020

Big up your mess ups

Everybody makes mistakes. But thankfully, there’s usually a way to rectify them (when you’re using Microsoft PowerPoint, at least.) 

However, you may have discovered that the Undo feature in PowerPoint is not unlimited. By default, the limit is set to 20.  

So, if you’ve ever found yourself frantically clicking Undo (Ctrl+Z) over and over again after completely messing up your slide, you might have hit the dreaded Undo wall. And now you’re stuck with it.  

But fear not! It doesn’t have to be this way!  

Fortunately for anyone who changes their mind easily when designing a presentationthere’s an easy way to get around this dastardly Undo limit.  

Undo, undo, UNDO 

In PowerPoint, you can increase the Undo limit to a whopping 150. That should cover your back.  

To do this on a PC, click the File tab at the top, then click Options

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In the pop up, select Advanced.

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Navigate to Editing options, and you can change the number of Undos to max 150. 

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On a Mac, the process is a little different. Click the PowerPoint tab and open Preferences

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In the window that pops up, click the Edit icon.

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Here, you can increase the Undo limit (and decrease the chances of accidentally ruining your PowerPoint slide for good!).

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Reset Slides

Increasing the maximum number of Undos in PowerPoint is one way to solve the problem of accidentally messing up your slide.

An even better way to solve this issue is to use PowerPoint's miracle Reset Slide button. Located under the Home tab of the Ribbon, this button removes any formatting, resizing and changes in layout you have applied. 

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It reverts the slide back to its original templated layout - all the while keeping your content in tact. Now, you can rest in the knowledge that no matter what you do to your slide, you can always go back to normality if it doesn't go to plan. 

For this solution to be most effective, you need a properly designed PowerPoint template up your sleeve. If you don't have one, no worries! That's what we do. Drop us a message and we'll see what we can do for you.  

Cover your back

Learning these handy tricks takes a matter of seconds, but it could save you a lot of work. 

Take the time to get your Undos set up and your Reset Slide button located to cover your back next time you undertake a big edit of your slides. You'll be thankful for it if things don't go quite to plan. 

Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you transform your presentations. 

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