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From PowerPoint – 2007, no less!

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On one page, we can set the size. X and Y are arranged horizontally, Y first.

On the next page, we can set the position. X and Y are arranged vertically, X first.

This has confused me practically every time I’ve had to edit the size of something in PowerPoint. I know it’s there. I do. But the behavior is so counterintuitive, I just can’t get my brain to think this way. It’s just wrong!

Personally, I would prefer size and position on the same page; but I can see the argument for separating them, since size has so many options.

But changing their layout and order is practically begging users to make mistakes.

Smooth move, PowerPoint team…

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 6:54 PM It's all about communication. , Support Headaches , Personal | Back to top

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