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by Geetesh Bajaj, October 25, 2016

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The Presentation Guild: Conversation with Echo Swinford

The Presentation Guild: Conversation with Echo Swinford

A Microsoft PowerPoint MVP since 2000, Echo Swinford began her PowerPoint career in 1997. 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 the Presentation Guild.

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Can this Font be Embedded in PowerPoint?

Can this Font be Embedded in PowerPoint?

Yes, you can embed some fonts in PowerPoint presentations, and the catch-word in the preceding word is "some." Yes, only a few fonts allow embedding within PowerPoint presentations, and even those have limitations. These limitations are due to the license associated with the font. This article will understand what these licenses are, and which limitations get imposed.

Explore which fonts allow embedding within your PowerPoint presentations

Use Safe Fonts Available on All Systems in PowerPoint

Use Safe Fonts Available on All Systems in PowerPoint

Did you use your favorite fonts in PowerPoint, and then discovered that when you moved the presentation to another computer, the fonts were substituted with another font? Worse, even this change is not predictable. You may find that the font change behavior is not consistent, and the same font may be substituted completely differently on a third computer!

Learn about using safe fonts in PowerPoint

Alternatives to Safe Fonts in PowerPoint

Alternatives to Safe Fonts in PowerPoint

We learned about using safe fonts in PowerPoint, especially if you want to share your slides with others who may not have the required fonts. In simple terms, this means using fonts such as Calibri, Arial, or Times New Roman in your slides so that almost anyone can see the slides identically -- as you see them! Sometimes, this may not be a bad idea, but you do have to narrow down your choices to the bare basics. Fortunately, there are some alternatives to safe fonts too -- and some of these may work for you. The best part is that you may be able to show your slides with the fonts that you like!

Learn about alternatives to safe fonts in PowerPoint

Learn PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Hide/Unhide Slides

Hide/Unhide Slides

Do you have a secret slide with useful information that you would rather not delete? But what if you show this slide to your audience inadvertently? How do you cope with this problem? The solution is easy: you just hide the slide. Hidden slides don’t show up in Slide Show view, but they are still available to edit and to possibly unhide when you are ready to show that slide to the world.

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Hide/Unhide Slides

Hide/Unhide Slides

Do you have a secret slide with useful information that you would rather not delete? But what if you show this slide to your audience inadvertently? How do you cope with this problem? The solution is easy: you just hide the slide. Hidden slides don’t show up in Slide Show view, but they are still available to edit and to possibly unhide when you are ready to show that slide to the world.

Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Package a Presentation to a CD or Folder

Package a Presentation to a CD or Folder

Have you ended up with a presentation that has linked files, embedded media clips, and so much more? And now you have been asked to copy the entire presentation and all linked files to a CD? A CD in these days? How ancient is that? OK, never mind. Let’s rephrase that question -- have you been asked to copy all the content to a folder, a network location, or a USB drive? Fortunately, PowerPoint provides the Package Presentation for CD option that cando this task for you, with just a click or two. In this tutorial, we will learn more about this amazing feature.


Create PowerPoint Handouts in Word

Create PowerPoint  Handouts in Word

You may create the best presentation in the world, but what happens after the presentation has been delivered? Don't you want to provide the information you presented in a document that you can distribute to attendees, or even send them a recap via email? Handouts are meant for such occasions, and PowerPoint lets you create some amazing handouts from your slides, that can also contain extra notes that were not visible on the slides. In this tutorial, we will explore an amazing option that creates handouts for PowerPoint presentations in Microsoft Word.


General Program Options

General Program Options

The General tab of the PowerPoint Options dialog box contains basic, yet some very important options related to the appearance and working of the PowerPoint interface. Changes to these options can result in a very different and more efficient workflow. The PowerPoint Options dialog box can be accessed in multiple ways, as explained in our Backstage View - Program Options in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows tutorial. In this tutorial, we will explore the various options within the General tab of the PowerPoint Options dialog box. Follow these steps to understand better.

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Keyboard Shortcuts and Sequences E-Book: PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007, and 2003

Keyboard Shortcuts and Sequences E-Book: PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007, and 2003

Are you aware of all PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts and sequences? Want to check if your favorites have been included in this e-book, or if there are a few that can help you perform your PowerPoint tasks quicker and better? Or if you don't use keyboard shortcuts and sequences, do you want to get started?

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This 128 page PDF e-book downloads quick, costs you $5 or more, and is a valuable resource. The PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts and Sequences E-Book covers the last five Windows versions of PowerPoint: PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, and 2003. And also, PowerPoint 2016 and 2011 for Mac.

Get this PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts and Sequences E-Book now for just $5+.

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