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by Geetesh Bajaj, August 23, 2016

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30 Million or a Billion PowerPoint Slides?
30 Million or a Billion PowerPoint Slides?

Since 2001, we have heard the 30 million figure as the number of PowerPoint presentations created each day. Now it has been 15 years, and no one has provided a new, updated number—but someone did provide a number that was largely unnoticed as the figure was a passing reference in a keynote that spoke about so much more.

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Presentation Industry Standards: Conversation with Simon Morton
Simon Morton

Simon Morton founded Europe's leading presentation design company Eyeful Presentations in 2004. His goal was big but simple -- support businesses to create more powerful, engaging and effective presentations that make the most of the opportunities and deliver results. Twelve years, thousands of presentations, and millions of engaged audience members later, Eyeful's mission continues. In this conversation, Simon discusses the state of the presentation industry. Rob Bailey, Managing Director at Eyeful Presentations, joins Simon in this conversation.

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AutoContent Wizard: Conversation with Ric Bretschneider
Ric Bretschneider

Ric Bretschneider is a technologist, troublemaker, and problem solver. Professionally, he helps people raise the quality of their business communications, mainly presenting. At Microsoft, Ric spent 17 years working on PowerPoint, designing and molding the program that became a juggernaut in business communication. Shortly after leaving Microsoft, Ric was awarded PowerPoint MVP status, a recognition held by only a dozen or so people in the US. In his spare time, Ric runs the San Jose California branch of the Pecha Kucha presentation event, writes, blogs and podcasts. In this conversation, Ric discusses PowerPoint's erstwhile AutoContent Wizard.

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Presentation Summit 2016: Conversation with Echo Swinford
Echo Swinford

A Microsoft PowerPoint MVP since 2000, Echo Swinford began her PowerPoint career in 1997. She holds a Master's degree in New Media from the Indiana University School of Informatics and is the owner of Echosvoice, a PowerPoint consulting firm specializing in custom template development, presentation creation, makeovers and cleanup, and training for large and small corporate clients. Echo has written and co-written five PowerPoint books, developed a number of video publications, and has a string of tech editing credits to her name. She is the President of the Presentation Guild, a not-for-profit trade association for the presentation industry. In this conversation, Echo discusses her sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.

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Presentation Summit 2016: Conversation with Julie Terberg
Julie Terberg

As the owner of Terberg Design, Julie Terberg designs presentations with the audience in mind. She is a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP (Most Valuable Professional) and the art director of Presentation Guild. Julie has co-authored a couple of books on presentations and PowerPoint, and she enjoys speaking, and learning, at the Presentation Summit each year. In this conversation, Julie discusses her sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.

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Preparation Before Speaking: Conversation with Nolan Haims
Nolan Haims

Nolan Haims has over 20 years of experience in the fields of visual communication, graphic and presentation design. He runs his own boutique consultancy that trains organizations to communicate more clearly and with fewer words. He speaks at national conferences, writes about visual storytelling at PresentYourStory.com, is a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP and is one of the hosts of The Presentation Podcast. In this conversation, Nolan discusses his sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.

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Learn PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
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Create Your Own Theme Fonts Set

Create Your Own Theme Fonts Set

Theme Fonts are font choices that are part of a Theme in PowerPoint or other Microsoft Office programs. Each Theme Font set has two font choices, one for the Heading fonts and another for the Body fonts. We already explored Theme Fonts in our Theme Fonts in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows tutorial. Now let us learn how to create a new custom Theme Fonts set.

Edit Theme Fonts Set

Edit Theme Fonts Set

Theme Fonts comprise a pair of font choices, one each for your slide titles (Heading font) and the other for everything else on your slides (Body font). You can use existing Theme Fonts available in PowerPoint or even create them on your own. Additionally, you can opt to edit existing Theme Font pairs (sets), as we will explore in this tutorial.

Customize the Bullet Size and Color

Customize the Bullet Size and Color

Although you can change bullet styles in PowerPoint, there may be times when you want to make changes to other characteristics of the bullet characters. You might want to alter the size of the bullet character so that it is somewhat smaller or larger than the text before which it is placed. Or maybe you just need to change the color of the bullet characters. Most of the time, the defaults work best. However, just in case you want to make these changes, this is how you will go about the whole process in PowerPoint 2016.
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Create Custom Theme Fonts Using XML

Create Custom Theme Fonts Using XML

PowerPoint 2007 and higher versions include several built-in Theme Fonts sets. Additionally, you can also create custom Theme Fonts sets from within PowerPoint. Yes, all Theme Fonts sets comprise a few lines of code within an Open XML file. You can open any Theme Fonts file with the .XML extension, and then edit them within a text editor such as Notepad. Save this file with a new name in a designated folder and you actually end up creating your own custom Theme Fonts set!
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You might have seen these types of arrow segments that form a circle - they are frequently used in slides that show processes, continuous sequences, and cycle diagrams. We bring you these arrow circles with 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 segments each - but these are not merely segmented shapes that you will find elsewhere.
First of all, you get these in two widths each - so you get a variation that lets you choose either a thinner or thicker segment. Additionally, you also get these segments in a regular geometric style - but what sets this apart is that we have also included an organic style so that your segments appear hand-drawn.

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