PowerPoint Archives (Page 031)
Collection of tutorials on presenting and presentation technologies.
Whenever you add a new AutoShape to a PowerPoint slide, it is filled with a solid color by default. Most of the time, you may leave that unaltered, but it's easy to change that color or to even add another fill type altogether such as a gradient, pattern, texture, or picture. In this tutorial, I'll show you how you can change the default fill color to a color of your choice.
Many times, using PowerPoint may not be enough. You might want a presentation with moving backgrounds, shaking pictures, and the ability to output to Flash or DVD. Most of the time, I won't recommend creating a business presentation on those lines, but I do know that there are occasions where such presentations are required.
I meet Denise Then at PowerPoint Live eachyear, and we talk about "snow". This year, Denise created a simple and personal holiday card using PowerPoint, and she emailed it to me. The card shows all the snow scenes that she can see all the time -- and I requested her permission to share it with all of you.
Before you learn to add animation to any slide object, do remember that there are three ways in which your animation can be set to play. These are called animation events. By default, if you don't change anything PowerPoint sets the event to On Click.
As Vice President and General Manager of ToolBook, Brad Crain is responsible for ToolBook products, including strategy, research and development, and product management. Brad previously held various positions at Click2learn/Asymetrix including Director of Learning Management Systems Engineering and Director of Enterprise Products. In this interview, Brad discusses the ToolBook product from SumTotal Systems, and its PowerPoint related abilities.
We took every single motion path animation available in PowerPoint including the preset and custom options -- and created this sample online presentation that you can use as a reference to preview.
Liber Rodriguez-Florez was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but is resident in Sweden. He works as the Sales Director of Novatrox AB where he is responsible for the technical sales towards international customers. In this discussion, Liber discusses Novatrox's Slide Executive product.
AnimationFactory.com is a huge resource of visual content that I have known for a very long time now. Founded in 1996, the site now comprises over 500,000 animations, video backgrounds, PowerPoint templates, backdrops, web graphics, sound clips, Flash source files, etc. They have a dedicated team of on-house artists who create this content. Their media elements can be use in any kind of presentation.
Ebba Åsly Fåhraeus is VP of Sales Markeing Forms at Anoto, a leader of digital pen & paper technology. Anoto was founded in 1999 and is the pioneering leader of digital pen & paper technology, based in Lund, Sweden. In this discussion, Ebba discusses the use of Anoto technology for PowerPoint usage.
Andy Pope works in London, UK, developing in-house reporting systems. He uses VBA to automate Excel and PowerPoint. His contributions to the Excel community have resulted in him being awarded as Microsoft Excel MVP since 2004. In this conversation, Andy discusses his new Chart Pattern Fills add-in for Excel 2007.
Claudyne Wilder is an acclaimed speaker, coach, published author and creator of two seminars: Winning Presentations Seminar and Creating PowerPoint Presentations That Get Your Point Across. She discusses her book: Point, Click & Wow in this Indezine exclusive interview.
Wilson is a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP who creates some
cool add-ins for PowerPoint. John is based out of UK, and his
newest add-in brings back the pattern fills that were removed
from PowerPoint 2007. In this discussion, John discusses the
Pattern Fills Add-in product.
Read the conversation here...
AKVIS ArtWork, a Photoshop compatible plug-in transforms your
pictures by imparting professional painting styles to them. The
plug-in provides a realistic painted effect by using various algorithms
that add tweaks like twisted geometric lines.
Read the review here...
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