Import Documents into PowerPoint
(File > Open)
Select the appropriate file type
Importing Data Sets and Charts from Excel
Highlight the cells in Excel and paste the data (into a table)
To insert a chart copy the chart
(Edit > Paste)
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Edit > Paste Special
and select Paste Link
If you want to insert the actual object select (Insert > Object)
Holding down Alt when moving objects allows you to move them off the slide
Aligning Freeform Objects
Sometimes objects will not look aligned because PowerPoint will align their edges and centres according to the selection rectangle
In this case it is better to manually align the objects.
Select (Draw > Oval) and hold down Ctrl to create a circle.
Right click and choose Format Autoshape
Select no Border and change the fill effect to 2 colours with the 2nd colour white and choose from centre.
Add the "Select Multiple Objects" button to the Drawing toolbar
To add additional text to a slide just click on the text button on the Drawing toolbar (big A icon) use the mouse to locate and size your text entry. To alter the font and font size, choose Format > Font