Well, we use a great program called PPTools Starter Set Plus developed by Steve Rindsberg. This program has many beneficial features for users of PowerPoint.
- Layer Manager: Move objects above or below any other object
- Hammer Tool: Places objects on different slides in the same position
- Access to the Character Map directly from the toolbar
- Ability to make selected text small caps
Our favorite feature is within the Layer Manager. Not only can it adjust layers, but also it can turn Shapes on (Visible) or off (Invisible) at will. For us, this is a dream come true. Given that our animations can be several layers deep, we can now edit and modify any object/text with ease by simply turning off the layers that hide it, edit the hidden object and then turn everything back on.
For less than $20, we have saved countless hours. Bulk pricing is also available. For more questions regarding this product and to see other tools Steve has created to make your life easier, visit www.pptools.com.