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by Geetesh Bajaj, June 30, 2015

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Office 365 Subscriptions

Office 365 Subscriptions

Office 365 is Microsoft's cloud-based subscription offering that lets you run Office applications on the desktop, on tablets and smartphones -- and also online. This is different than the perpetual versions of Office - find out more in our Office 365 or Office 2013 (or Office 2011) article. Additionally some plans also include extra niceties like a subscription to the Lync web conferencing tool, hosted email via Microsoft's Exchange Online, online storage through OneDrive, plus phone talk time via Skype.

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PowerPoint Backgrounds With Photoshop: Gaussian Blur
PowerPoint Backgrounds With Photoshop: Gaussian Blur

Photoshop is often to go-to program for creating quick slide backgrounds for use in PowerPoint. That's because Photoshop is full of amazing options that make creating backgrounds easy -- we already explored the Reticulation effect. As in that case, you must understand that your slide backgrounds need to remain in the "background" -- that means you must never use complicated, busy, and colorful backgrounds. The Gaussian Blur effect that we will explore today lets you create simple, uncomplicated backgrounds.

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Add Places

Whenever you save a file, or open an existing file within PowerPoint for iPad, you access what is called a "Place". Thus a "Place" is a location to save and access files. The question then is why do you need a Place? Can't you just navigate a file structure and save files? No, you cannot because the iPad does not expose its file structure. In addition, some Places you access on an iPad are cloud locations such as OneDrive, SharePoint, Dropbox, iCloud, etc. that are not part of the iPad's storage. So in other words, a Place is a determined and established location.
Ribbon and Tabs

One of the most important parts of the interface within PowerPoint for iPad is the Ribbon - a typically orange area that sports Tabs with options and commands. Now this Ribbon works almost the same in PowerPoint for iPad as it does in PowerPoint instances anywhere. The main difference here is that you will have to tap to make something happen rather than click! Of course, since the options available on the iPad are fewer, you end up with a thinner, more compact Ribbon as well.
Installing PowerPoint

For a long time, PowerPoint and other Microsoft apps were absent from Apple's App Store, and tons of wannabe programs filled in the vacuum created by the absence of PowerPoint on the iPad. Of course, this situation has since changed! To install PowerPoint on your iPad, you must first be sure that your iPad is compatible. At the time of writing, you need a device that runs Apple iOS 7 or later.

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Pen and Highlighter Tools
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Using the Pen and Highlighter Tools in Slide Show View

While presenting and interacting with your audience, annotation on a slide can play an important role - and PowerPoint provides you with useful Pen and Highlighter tools that can change your static slide into a whiteboard upon which you can doodle and write! In this tutorial, we will learn how these tools can be helpful.

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Slide Master
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Applying Slide Masters to Individual Slides

Adding a new Slide Master to your presentation is easy -- and an even easier way is to possibly duplicate an existing Slide Master. You can then format it to change its look by applying a Background Style or by adding a custom background. You can also add new Slide Layouts, etc. But why would you do all these tasks in the first place? There needs to be a compelling reason to do so. This reason leads us to the next logical step -- that is to apply the new Slide Master you created to selected slides within your presentation.
Changing Location of Slide Numbers

When you insert Slide Numbers on your slides, you may discover that the location of the Slide Number changes depending upon the active Theme of your slides. With some Themes, the Slide Number may be placed at the bottom right -- with other Themes, it may be located at the top right, or even in some other place. The location of the Slide Number may seem to be influenced by the Theme -- and that's almost true. However, a Theme is a larger concept -- it's only the Slide Master, a subset of your Theme that's influencing the position of your Slide Numbers.

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