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Create a Word Cloud in a PowerPoint Presentation

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Word clouds are great visual tools because they help communicate ideas in a very direct way, putting the focus on the most important words. Here’s how to add one to your PowerPoint presentation using the Pro Word Cloud add-in.

Installing the add-in

  • In the Office Store, search for Pro Word Cloud. Once you find it, click it. Then click Add > Open in PowerPoint. 
  • You’ll see an alert about a new Office add-in. Click Trust this add-in. 

Generating your word cloud

  • To access the add-in in PowerPoint, head to Insert > My Add-ins > See All. From this menu, select Pro Word Cloud.
  • Once you open it, you’re going to get a sidebar on the right-hand side of the page where you can control a few options about how your word cloud is going to look. You can select a font, color scheme, layout, case, and importantly, the size of the world cloud that you want to generate.
  • Select some text on your slide, and click on Create Word Cloud – and just like that, you’ll get your word cloud.

Saving & using your word cloud

  • You have a few options. You can save it to an online gallery, or if you’d rather work with it locally, right-click on the image. If you choose Save picture as, you can save the image of this word cloud locally to your system.
  • On the other hand, if you want to just use the word cloud in your current presentation, that’s easy to do. Just right-click again, and this time choose Copy. Then just paste the image into your presentation, and you’ve got a word cloud! It’s that simple.

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