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by Geetesh Bajaj, July 25, 2017

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Circle Illusion Animation in PowerPoint

Circle Illusion Animation in PowerPoint

This story began with a message from my mother, who never uses PowerPoint. She innocently sent me a link to a video clip, which she thought would be something I would love. And she was right. What she probably did not know is that I wanted to recreate the animation shown in this video clip using PowerPoint.

Read more here.

PowerPoint versus Excel: by Kurt Dupont

PowerPoint versus Excel: by Kurt Dupont

PowerPoint and Excel. Two popular Microsoft products used extensively in business. But which one is more powerful for creating business reports Since a lot of the data needed for reports is often already in Excel, many people automatically use Excel to create reports and charts for reporting to management and stakeholders. But, in our experience, we have found that PowerPoint is usually the better business reports tool.

Here’s why.

Picture Copyrights

Picture Copyrights

At one extreme is a presentation that is bereft of any visual content, and the other extreme is a set of slides that have all visuals and almost no text. Yes, we do live in a world of extremes! We are not advocating which is a better approach, but contemporary presenters almost always make sure that they include many visuals on their slides. The adage, a picture is worth a thousand words is popular, and yet the truth of that statement may not hold good in at least one scenario, and that is all about where the visuals originated?

Learn about picture copyrights, and why you should respect them.

The Message-Centric Slide: by Lior Student

The Message-Centric Slide: by Lior Student

You know the drill. The teams are assembled for a mandatory meeting on some subject or another. The speaker takes front and center, and behind him, a PowerPoint presentation that looks like it’s been with him since the 90s. As your eyes ping pong between the speak and the screen, back and forth, your eyelids begin to feel heavy… before you know, you’re in dreamland.

Read more in this guest post.

Explore Fonts: Papyrus

Explore Fonts: Papyrus

Fonts can help you tell a story, but they have amazing stories of their own. Today, we will talk about Papyrus, a font from Letraset that has been ubiquitous on many computer systems since it is one of the many fonts bundled as part of Microsoft’s Office suite.

Learn about Papyrus, a calligraphic font that comes with an amazing story.

Lifetime Access + Custom PowerPoint Template

Lifetime Access + Custom PowerPoint Template

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What’s normal?: by Jeetendr Sehdev

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Long Story Short: Conversation with Margot Leitman

Margot Leitman

Margot Leitman is the author of the best-selling book Long Story Short: the Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need and Gawky, Tales of an Extra Long Awkward Phase. She has written for Dreamworks TV, the Hallmark Channel, the Pixl Network and NBC. She is the founder of the storytelling program at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre and is a five-time winner of the Moth Storyslam and a winner of the Moth Grandslam. She travels all over the world teaching people to tell their stories. In this conversation, Margot discusses her book, Long Story Short: the Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need.

Read the conversation here.

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Line Charts in PowerPoint

Line Charts in PowerPoint

Line charts can display continuous data over time, set against a common scale, and are therefore ideal for showing trends in data at equal intervals. In a line chart, category data is distributed evenly along the horizontal axis, and all value data is distributed evenly along the vertical axis. Line charts are best used to represent evenly spaced values such as months, quarters, or fiscal years.

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts

Here's the most comprehensive list of PowerPoint 2016 keyboard shortcuts that we know. How many of these do you presently use? Speed up your PowerPoint usage with these shortcuts, and enjoy some free time!



Inspect Document

Inspect Document

If you need to share a PowerPoint presentation with colleagues, or even publish it online, remember that your slides may include hidden data or information that you or your company may not want to share. The Inspect Document option enables you to check your presentation for such hidden properties and personal information, and clean whatever information or data you want to be removed.



Backstage View - New Tab

Backstage View - New Tab

When you launch PowerPoint 2016, it always provides you with an option to open a new blank presentation. Further, if you are already working on an open presentation, and want to create a new presentation at that point, you can do so using the New tab within the Backstage View.



Video Shapes

Video Shapes

When you insert a video clip within a PowerPoint slide, you'll find it placed as a traditional rectangular shape. And that's what most users expect, as it seems safe and conventional. However, PowerPoint allows you to have your video playing in different shapes such as a circle or oval, or a wave, a triangle, or any of the shapes that PowerPoint's Shapes gallery includes. However, just the fact that a video can be placed within a shape is no reason to forego the conventional rectangle. Do remember that most other shapes may crop out important parts of your video clips.



Remove Bookmarks from Video Clips

Remove Bookmarks from Video Clips

After adding Bookmarks to video clips, you may want to know how you can edit and remove those Bookmarks. PowerPoint does not let you edit inserted Bookmarks. For instance, you cannot change the time of the Bookmark from 25 seconds to 28 seconds. You will have to remove the Bookmark you wanted to edit and add a new Bookmark all over again! On the other hand, removing a Bookmark is easy!



Fade Effect for Video Clips

Fade Effect for Video Clips

When you insert a video clip in PowerPoint, you may find that the inserted video starts playing abruptly when started within the Slide Show view, causing a jarring interruption to the flow of your slides. Fortunately, this is avoidable if you opt to add Fade In and Fade Out effects to the beginning and end of your video clip.

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