PowerPoint Archives (Page 028)
Collection of tutorials on presenting and presentation technologies.
Much of what you can do with motion path animations in PowerPoint relates to what you can do with the motion paths themselves. And the motion paths are essentially just ordinary paths (or lines) that have curves, points, etc. If you are familiar with drawing in PowerPoint - or if you use a graphic illustration program like Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW, you know that paths can be either open or closed.
Lou Douros co-founded Freepath. His passion for story and compassion for digital storytellers fueled the desire to bridge the gap between content and audience. Lou contributed to the earliest Freepath user experience. Most recently, he co-designed a site where world class, multi-format, native content could move fluidly between communicators, Freepath's social network MyFreepath. In this interview, Lou discusses the new Freepath 2.
Mark Schwartz is the executive vice president for sales and marketing at Articulate. In this role, he has worldwide sales responsibility for Articulate leading the direct sales and channel management teams as well as all product marketing activities. In this discussion, Mark discusses the new Articulate Quizmaker ’09 product.
Articulate Presenter ’09 is the new version of Articulate Presenter, a product that plugs into Microsoft PowerPoint, and allows you to create interactive rich-media content -- in addition, Presenter allows you to insert quizzes created in Articulate Quizmaker '09, interactions created in Articulate Engage '09, FLV Flash videos converted in Articulate Video Encoder '09, Flash animations, narrations, and web objects to the presentation.
One of the simplest motion path tricks is using the reverse motion path option. This is very helpful if you want an object to animate using a motion path, and then animate again from the end of the motion path to the beginning!
Articulate Video Encoder '09 converts almost any popular video format into the FLV Flash video format. In addition, it also allows you to record video directly from your webcam to an FLV file. All videos can be tweaked with some essential edits. Finally, the converted FLV Flash video format files can be used as media elements in Articulate Presenter, Articulate Engage and Articulate Quizmaker -- or anywhere else.
Mark Normand has lived and worked almost two decades in Singapore, and he has traversed much of Asia to deliver training in management and business communication. In this discussion, Mark discusses his PowerPoint (2003) Mechanics ebook.
I showed you how you can add a basic Motion Path animation to any object on a PowerPoint slide -- now I'll show you how you can use PowerPoint's drawing tools to create your own motion path.
To add a Motion Path animation to any object on a PowerPoint slide, select the object that you want to animate -- you can select any object on a slide although animation works best on text and shapes.
Mark Schwartz is the executive vice president for sales and marketing at Articulate. In this role, he has worldwide sales responsibility for Articulate leading the direct sales and channel management teams as well as all product marketing activities. In this discussion, Mark discusses the new Articulate Engage ’09 product.
Articulate Quizmaker is a simple application that lets you create quizzes and surveys without any programming knowledge -- all you need to do is walk through some simple wizards -- and let Quizmaker output your quizzes as rich media Flash files. These Flash outputs can be hosted online, used in presentations, or combined with Articulate's other products.
Explaining a concept, a process, or even showing a series of pictures can sometimes become so complicated -- more because of what sort of computer program you do the explaining in! When you run across a scenario like that, you will find that Engage, a quick and easy-to-use program that lets you create "interactions" is just what you want!
If you have are still working with PowerPoint 2003, and work in a mixed environment where some users have upgraded to PowerPoint 2007, you know that it’s no easy task working with presentations that have been opened, edited, and saved on both versions. The opposite is also true. If you are using PowerPoint 2007, and need to share files with users who are still working on PowerPoint 2003 (or even older versions), you know that there have been some unhappy times!
Printing, assembling, and mailing things like PowerPoint handouts can be a tiresome process even if you have someone to take care of these things -- although they may still not be able to help you if you need it all in the middle of the night or if you are halfway around the world. Mimeo.com is a online service which provides on-demand printing, finishing, and distribution for your documents from your desktop.
It can often take hours to create the perfect collage using tools in programs like Adobe Photoshop -- and even those may not work all the time. And when you want a quick collage, and don't really have the time to create it -- then you'll really want to look at this new tool called AutoCollage 2008.
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