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by Geetesh Bajaj, November 24, 2015

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Dynamic WEATHER: Conversation with Kurt Dupont
Kurt Dupont

Kurt Dupont, based out of Belgium heads PresentationPoint, a company that creates several amazing PowerPoint add-ins. After his Computer Science studies, Kurt started with Andersen Consulting (Accenture nowadays) in Brussels. After 3 years he moved to the Brussels Airport Terminal Company that runs the Brussels airport - this last placement inspired the start-up of Take-off (now known as PresentationPoint) in 1998. In this conversation, Kurt discusses Dynamic WEATHER, an add-in that lets you spice your PowerPoint slides with weather conditions and forecasts.

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AKVIS Neon: Photoshop Plug-in Review
AKVIS Neon: Photoshop Plug-in Review

AKVIS Neon is an Adobe Photoshop compatible plug-in that converts your pictures into glowing lines. Once you apply an effect, you can adjust parameters to achieve variations: from blurry and hazy glow to clear and sharp contour lines. Additionally, you can add text, apply canvas textures, and crop pictures as required. AKVIS Neon also provides batch processing options that save time if you are working with multiple pictures.

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Learn PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
Learn PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Slide Area

Many new changes have happened within PowerPoint 2016 and several other versions released in the past. However, one thing that has not changed in the last 20 years is PowerPoint's tri-paned interface! So why is the interface called tri-paned -- are there three distinct regions within the PowerPoint 2016 interface? Yes -- the Slide area is one of three principal regions in PowerPoint 2016 -- the other two are the Slides Pane and the Notes Pane.
Task Pane

The Task Pane is a docked area within the PowerPoint 2016 interface that provides more options than dialog boxes. Also unlike most dialog boxes which cover the Slide Area, you can view both the active slide(s) and the Task Pane at the same time -- thus the Task Pane provides a more streamlined experience. In fact, all the options within the Format dialog boxes from older versions of PowerPoint are now available within the new Format Task Panes in PowerPoint 2016.
Presenter View

PowerPoint 2016's Presenter View is a purpose-built view that accompanies Slide Show view. This view is beneficial in an environment that has at least two displays such as a laptop and a projector. The projector then shows the actual slides - that is what we commonly call Slide Show view. However, you see the Presenter view on the laptop. You get to see much more than just the slide -- rest assured that the audience viewing the projector output see only the slide!
Slides Pane

PowerPoint 2016's work area below the Ribbon continues to be tri-paned -- these three panes comprise the Slides Pane, the Slide Area, and the Notes Pane. The Slides Pane is the thin strip on the left side of the PowerPoint 2016 interface that contains thumbnails of all your slides. Within Normal view, the Slide Pane allows you to move slides easily from one position to the other just by dragging and dropping.
Normal View

PowerPoint 2016 continues providing several views that enable you to view and edit your slides. Unarguably, Normal view is the default and most often used view. This view displays one slide at a time in the Slide Area, and is used mainly for editing and creating slides, and shows PowerPoint's typical tri-pane interface that includes the Slides Pane, the Slide Area, and the Notes Pane. If you cannot see the Slides Pane in Normal view, scroll down this page to read a tip that will help you restore that pane.
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