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The fact that "death by PowerPoint" has become a well-known quip in the business world says something about the state of people's PowerPoint presentations. 

While PowerPoint is an incredible business tool, it's often misused by users who crowd their slides with too many words or distracting designs. They know the basics, but have yet to tap into the lesser-known PowerPoint tricks that can take a presentation from good to great.

For example, did you know you can turn on grid marks to help you align your text boxes and images symmetrically when designing your slides? (I know. It's wild.)

For more cool PowerPoint tips to try in your next presentation, check out the infographic below by STL. (And for more detailed tips, read our start-to-finish guide to nailing your next PowerPoint presentation.)

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Originally published Nov 20, 2015 7:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017

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