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by Geetesh Bajaj, May 9, 2017

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PowerPoint at Age 30 Has Many Fans Among Millennials

PowerPoint at Age 30 Has Many Fans Among Millennials

In early 2017, in view of the upcoming 30th anniversary of PowerPoint, Microsoft wanted to know how the application was viewed by “Millennials,” people aged 18‒34. To find out, they commissioned a poll among users of social media (Snapchat and Instagram). To Microsoft’s surprise, they found that 80% of Millennial respondents considered PowerPoint to be “a great tool,” an opinion comparable to people old enough to be their parents (“Gen X”) or grandparents (“Baby Boomers”).

Read more with Robert Gaskins, who created PowerPoint 30 years ago

How to Use Fairy Stories to Boost Your Business

Christopher Hirsch

Storytelling is a powerful business tool. It can help us explain our business and make it resonate with our audience. And a great story is all about the structure. Fairy tales do this perfectly: You start by setting the scene. Once upon a time there was…… Or you may say: You then have a problem. Once upon a time there was……

Read more in this guest post by Christopher Hirsch

Explore Fonts: Baskerville Old Face

Explore Fonts: Baskerville Old Face

Baskerville is a font face that’s made it to the contemporary times even though it dates back more than two and half centuries. Part of the reason for its continued success is that the characters in Baskerville contrast so well between thick and thin strokes. This contrast makes Baskerville an eminently readable typeface.

Learn about Baskerville, an old font type that’s still widely used

Polygon Center Circles for PowerPoint

Polygon Center Circles for PowerPoint

These special circles have polygon centers: the centers are made of triangles, squares, pentagons, and hexagons! And based on the sides of the polygon, the rest of the circle has that many segments.

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You can use these Polygon Center Circles in any slide that needs to show 3, 4, 5, or 6 segments. Suitable themes for such multiple segments include Unity, Continuity, Synchronization, etc.

Polygon Center Circles for PowerPoint

Remember that the individual segments within the entire graphic Buy Now are all native PowerPoint shapes that are individually selectable. They break the monotony of text heavy slides, and help you explain concepts better to your audiences. What's more, these shapes are also so much fun to use!

Download and use these Polygon Center Circles in your slides for just $4.99

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View Add-ins

View Add-ins

Add-ins are mini-programs that add new capabilities to PowerPoint. Some of these add-ins blend so seamlessly within PowerPoint; they almost appear to be PowerPoint-native options! At other times, you may have installed a new add-in but see no indication of any new, expected abilities within the program interface. Fortunately, PowerPoint provides a listing of all installed add-ins.



Manage and Load Add-ins

Manage and Load Add-ins

PowerPoint add-ins are awesome, small mini-programs that patch inside PowerPoint to extend abilities. While most add-ins automatically show up inside PowerPoint, some of them need to be loaded manually. And there may be times when you want to disable an add-in rather than completely uninstalling it. It's possible to view, load and manage add-ins manually within PowerPoint, as we will show you in this tutorial.

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Thesaurus

Thesaurus

Are you stuck for a word? Do you know a similar word, and want to try your luck using a thesaurus? Did you know that PowerPoint already has a thesaurus that can help with alternative words? There are several ways to access the Thesaurus in PowerPoint 2013.



View Add-ins

View Add-ins

Add-ins are mini-programs that add new capabilities to PowerPoint. Some of these add-ins blend so seamlessly within PowerPoint; they almost appear to be PowerPoint-native options! At other times, you may have installed a new add-in but see no indication of any new, expected abilities within the program interface. Fortunately, PowerPoint provides a listing of all installed add-ins.

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Research Options

Research Options

Have you ever wondered why the sites that are shown within the Research Task Pane in Microsoft Office programs such as Word, PowerPoint, etc. differ from computer to computer? Some computers may show extra thesauri or more options. Why does that happen? And can you control which sites show up within your Research Task Pane? Yes, you can control to a certain extent via Research options.

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