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Identify Your Version and License of Microsoft PowerPoint and Office on Mac

Identify Your Version and License of Microsoft PowerPoint and Office on Mac

Do you use PowerPoint and other Office programs on a Mac? Do you know which version you are using? And if the version question seemed easy, do you know what sort of license you are using? In this post, we will explore an easy way to identify version and license details for Microsoft Office on the Mac.

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Presentation Summit 2016: Conversation with Ryan Orcutt

Ryan Orcutt

Ryan Orcutt joined Duarte in 2004 as a graduate of Chico State’s School of Communication Design and now contributes as Associate Creative Director. His 12-year tenure has allowed him to help some of the world's most influential speakers craft, visualize and deliver some of today's most compelling and persuasive visual stories. Ryan’s skill lies in his ability to combine his natural abilities as a visual thinker, storyteller, and designer. If you dropped in at Duarte headquarters, you'd most likely find him leading a client workshop, drawing a storyboard or bartending the Friday afternoon happy hour. In this conversation, Ryan discusses his session at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.

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Presentation Summit 2016: Conversation with Troy Chollar

Troy Chollar

Troy Chollar is President and co-founder of TLC Creative Services, Inc., a graphic design studio team that specializes in presentation design and visual communication projects. He is very active in the PowerPoint and presentation community through his blog and a presentation industry podcast. He is a Microsoft MVP for PowerPoint, annually awarded since 2004, and has only missed one Presentation Summit since the inaugural event. In this conversation, Troy discusses his sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.

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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.

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Using the Pen and Highlighter Tools in Slide Show View

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.

Edit Annotations with Ink Tools

Edit Annotations with Ink Tools

When you use the Pen and Highlighter tools to annotate, you are provided with an option to save those annotations when you exit Slide Show view. If you do opt to save them, then you will actually open doors to new capabilities that will allow you to edit these annotations – in fact, you can also change these annotations to shapes and work more with them!

File Formats

File Formats

Quick -- how many file formats (types) can PowerPoint 2016 save your slides to? If you take count of every single format from the necessary to the irrelevant (and forget the missing ones), then the number is 28. Some of these could be genuinely helpful, such as the MPEG-4 Video export and others like GIF, JPG, PNG, WMF, and EMF ensure that you get good graphic outputs. And RTF outlines can sometimes be a boon.

File Types that can be Opened

File Types that can be Opened

Programs such as PowerPoint are a very significant part of our workflows not just because of their vast abilities but also because they can understand content from so many file formats. These include file types that PowerPoint can save and open -- we already explored file types that PowerPoint 2016 can save to -- but when you go and look at the file types that PowerPoint 2016 can open, you'll find that the list of file types is not exactly the same - there are several omissions and additions compared to that list.

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Jeopardy-Like PowerPoint Template (25 Questions)

Jeopardy-Like PowerPoint Template (25 Questions)

Want to play a Jeopardy-like game using PowerPoint slides? Yes, this is absolutely doable but making PowerPoint slides with all the interactivity and layouts takes too much work. Fortunately, we have done the work for you. Just download our Jeopardy-like 25 (5x5) question PowerPoint template, replace the placeholders provided for questions, answers, and categories - and you're done! You'll still need a real human being to track scores - and you could soon be playing this amazing game as part of a fun exercise, a training program, or even a quiz show.

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This template is entirely Theme aware. Change your Theme colors and fonts - and everything automatically updates. We tested this template in both Windows (2007, 2010, and 2013) and Mac (2008 and 2011) versions of PowerPoint.

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