PowerPoint for Android phones: Animated tips

PowerPoint for Android phones is a free download from Google Play. Once you have it installed, follow along with this animated guide to learn some quick tips.

Start a slide show

Finger taps From Current button, finger swipes left to go forward, right to go backward

Tap the From Current button, then swipe left to go forward, or swipe right to go in reverse. (It’s just like turning pages in a book.) Tip: To start the show from the beginning, tap Show Ribbon Show Ribbon button > Home > Slide Show > From Beginning.

Draw ink in a slide show

Finger taps Ink Options button, selects color; Finger taps Ink button, draws ink on slide

Inking is easy. Swipe down in the middle of the screen, and the Slide Show toolbar will appear. Set your ink options, and then draw away.

Ending a slide show

Finger swipes down to see toolbar, taps End button

To end a show, swipe down in the middle of the screen, and then tap the End Slide Show button.

Working with shapes

Finger taps Show Ribbon, Home, Insert, Quote Balloon; Finger taps Hide Ribbon. Finger moves, resizes, rotates and types text on shape.

After you insert a shape, tap away to deselect, and then zoom in. Then you can resize, rotate, and modify it as much as you want to.

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We have three other animated guides for your Android phone:

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