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by Geetesh Bajaj, October 10, 2017

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Possibilities 01: Static PowerPoint vs. Dynamic PowerPoint

Possibilities 01: Static PowerPoint vs. Dynamic PowerPoint

Many people seem to consider PowerPoint to be a tool to provide and display static info. Now, what do I mean by static info? Static info is something you feed in, and it never changes unless you go and make changes manually. When I say static info, the info could be anything: sentences, figures, web links, pictures, charts, diagrams, videos, and even sound bytes!

But you get the irony, right? All this info in PowerPoint is static. What you put in stays right where you decided to put it. Nothing updates on its own. There is no intelligence involved, and life continues, just as it did for eternity. If that's what you want, then who can deny that PowerPoint is an awesome program.

Explore how the concept of dynamic data works within PowerPoint, and how it enriches and speeds up your slide screation experiences.

Outstanding Presentations Workshop 2017: Conversation with Richard Goring

Richard Goring

Richard Goring is a Director at BrightCarbon, the specialist presentation and eLearning agency. He has helped to write and create thousands of presentations, and coached hundreds of teams to present more effectively using compelling visuals, diagrams, and animated sequences. In this conversation, Richard discusses his upcoming webinar as part of the Outstanding Presentations Workshop 2017 series.

Read the conversation 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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Creating PowerPoint Outlines

When you start creating a new presentation, many users just launch PowerPoint and start creating their slides. Actually there are three common ways in which you can create slides. Yet, the best way to start creating presentation slides is not from within PowerPoint but by creating an outline in another program. Many purists say that you should not even launch PowerPoint until you have an outline in place. PowerPoint can import outlines created in many applications such as Word 2008 and TextEdit for Mac.

Creating PowerPoint Outlines in Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac
Creating PowerPoint Outlines in Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac

Creating PowerPoint Outlines in TextEdit for Mac
Creating PowerPoint Outlines in TextEdit for Mac

PowerPoint Online

Opening PowerPoint Presentation from within PowerPoint Online on OneDrive

Opening PowerPoint Presentation from within PowerPoint Online on OneDrive

We explored commenting within the PowerPoint Online (OneDrive). Use PowerPoint Online for a while, and you will discover that this web-based version of PowerPoint works similarly to the desktop versions of PowerPoint, although it does have fewer options. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to open a presentation created within PowerPoint Online in your PowerPoint desktop version.

Learn PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Interface

Interface - PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Here’s a quick walkthrough of the PowerPoint 2016 interface, the PowerPoint 2016 interface is quite similar to PowerPoint 2013. PowerPoint 2016 opens with a Presentation Gallery. The Presentation Gallery provides several ways to start your next presentation using a template, a Theme, a recent presentation, a not-so-recent presentation, or even a blank presentation. Once you make choices in this Presentation Gallery, you see the actual PowerPoint interface.

Learn PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes

Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

We have already covered the concept of differences between text placeholders and text boxes using PowerPoint 2008 and PowerPoint 2011 on Mac. Now we will explore the same within PowerPoint 2016 for Mac. Let us start with these thoughts: Aren't text boxes and text placeholders the same? Are they really different? And why should anyone bother even if they are different? All these are valid questions, and the answers to them form one of the most important foundations in learning to create more structured presentations in PowerPoint.




Import Outlines

Import Outlines in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Creating outlines for PowerPoint in various external applications lets you stay away from distractions in PowerPoint-land and concentrate on the structure of your slides rather than their appearance. Once you have the outline created, it's very easy to import it in the form of slides into PowerPoint. While this import process works the same way in all versions of PowerPoint, there are small interface changes from version to version. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to import outlines in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

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