Powerpoint for Scientific Presentations: Tips and Trick

I use Powerpoint for almost all my computer presentations. I don't like many aspects of it, but I found workarounds for most of the issues. Here are some of the notes I collected over the years (more to be added). These notes were written with Powerpoint 2007 in mind, but should apply to other versions as well. Newer versions of Powerpoint include an improved equation editor, which many would find satisfactory; I still find it cumbersome and prefer to follow the tricks below for entering math.