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by Geetesh Bajaj, August 8, 2017

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Show Formatting in Notes Pane in PowerPoint

Show Formatting in Notes Pane in PowerPoint

Did you select some text in the Notes Pane of PowerPoint, and change the font? Or perhaps the font size? Or you added a bulleted list? The problem is that nothing except the bulleted list shows up! All you see is plain text. Why? Is it not possible to see formatting in the Notes Pane? The solution is easy, but not obvious.

Bring back the Show Text Formatting option in PowerPoint.

How to Make Your Voice a Pleasure to Listen to – So You Grab Your Audience’s Attention

Andrew P Bennett

Using vocal variety to make you voice a pleasure to, means you’re more likely to grab and hold your audience’s attention. So, how do you develop vocal variety? Get yourself in good shape for speaking. Imagine you are a musician getting ready to play a beautiful piece of music. You have to know how to hold your instrument correctly to produce the most beautiful and varied sounds. Just the same attention needs to be given to the body and the speaking voice.

Read this guest post by Andrew P Bennett.

Walking the Tightrope: by Sarah Rowlands

Walking the Tightrope: by Sarah Rowlands

We sometimes see the need for this kind of belief that ‘it can be done differently’ in designing presentations for the enterprise market. Trying to balance the conflicting desires for innovation with strict corporate guidelines can feel like walking a tightrope – sometimes blindfolded! But a willingness to take risks can pay off, big time…

Read more here.

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 $9.99 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 $9.99

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One of the Most Important Functions: by Leonard Mlodinow

One of the Most Important Functions: by Leonard Mlodinow

Wondershare Filmora Scrn: The Indezine Review

Wondershare Filmora Scrn: The Indezine Review

Although video continues to be a powerful medium to distribute content and spread awareness, it’s not always easy to create quality content, and share it on sites such as YouTube, especially when you need to record a gaming session on your computer, or even a Skype video session, or a webinar. What can be more confusing? The fact that there are a thousand programs out there that promise everything under the sun, but once you start using them, you wished there was something better available. Well, it does look like you should explore Wondershare’s Filmora Scrn.

Explore Filmora Scrn, a tool that lets you make screen recordings and share them easily.

Learn PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Insert Audio (Sound)

Insert Audio (Sound)

Sounds come in so many file types: MP3, WMA, or WAV files are just the common types that you can insert in PowerPoint slides. These sound files automatically embed into your presentation; this means that you no longer have to worry about linked files getting misplaced or lost like you had to in previous versions of PowerPoint. Even then, it is a good practice to keep your sound files in the same folder in which you save your PowerPoint 2016 presentation even before you insert them, as we show you in the following steps.



Sound Across Slides

Sound Across Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

After inserting an audio file, such as a music file within your PowerPoint presentation, do you want to play this sound track across slides without any interruption when you move from one slide to another? Firstly, if a live speaker is spearheading the presentation, then you don't want to add a sound that spans across slides. Why? Because then the sound will distract the audience, and also the speaker. However, if you are showing a sequence of slides that includes pictures and no live presenter is required to speak to the audience, then adding a sound across slides may be a great idea. Even then, a soothing background music score playing across your presentation slides can be a good fit. Stay away from loud or jarring tracks.



Sound Across Specific Slides

Sound Across Specific Slides

Once you add a sound track, such as a music clip, to your PowerPoint presentation, you can let the inserted audio span across all your slides from the first one to the last by selecting the Play Across Slides option. That's great if you need the same music playing on all your slides. But what if you want the music to play only across some successive slides? What if you want the music to play from slide 1 to 12, and let all subsequent slides play without any music? Or you may want to add another audio clip for the next set of slides? Either way, it is possible to limit the number of slides that your music will play across.



Advanced Eyedropper Options

Advanced Eyedropper Options

We have already explored the Eyedropper tool in PowerPoint 2016 that lets you sample colors from any object within your PowerPoint slide and use that same color as a fill or outline for a shape. But what do you do if the color you want to use exists on a web page, your desktop wallpaper, or anywhere else? The technique to capture a color from outside PowerPoint is little different. In this article, we will explore how you can copy a color from somewhere outside PowerPoint and use it as the fill and outline color of a text.

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Remove Digital Signatures

Remove Digital Signatures

When your PowerPoint presentation is digitally signed and shared, it helps to validate your identity. At times, you may want to remove a digital signature attached to your PowerPoint presentation. Why? Maybe you want it signed by someone else, you may want to use another signature, or maybe there's no need for a particular presentation to be signed anymore. Follow these steps to remove the digital signature from a PowerPoint presentation in PowerPoint 2013.

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