PowerPoint Archives (Page 037)
Another collection of tutorials on PowerPoint and presentation stuff.
AKVIS MultiBrush is a Photoshop compatible plug-in that allows to enhance photos and retouch portraits. The plug-in is a new enhanced version of AKVIS Stamp. AKVIS MultiBrush performs picture enhancements, removes unwanted objects from digital pictures such as spots, stains, or even unwanted elements in a photograph. A useful tool for portraits which allows the user to remove wrinkles, scars, scratches, and enhances imperfect skin, this plug-in also available as a standalone application that runs independent of Adobe Photoshop.
This tutorial is part of the PowerPoint to Secure PDF series. In this tutorial I'll show you how to reorder slide pages in Adobe Acrobat Pro. Changing the order of pages in a PDF is very easy, using the drag-and-drop capability within Acrobat's Navigation tab.
This is part of the PowerPoint to Secure PDF series -- in the last tutorial in this series, I showed you how you can add new slide pages to existing PDFs in Adobe Acrobat Pro -- this page shows you how you can delete slide pages in Adobe Acrobat Pro.
Adobe Presenter 7 is a PowerPoint add-in that allows you to create high-impact Adobe Flash presentations and eLearning courses from PowerPoint. In addition, you can also create high fidelity PDFs using this add-in. You can add narration, edit audio, add multimedia capture video, animations, interactivity, quizzes, surveys, and software simulations to eLearning courses created using Adobe Presenter -- all inside PowerPoint. Output can be customized as presentations published to Flash, PDF or Adobe Connect Server.
In this PowerPoint to Secure PDF series, you first learned how you can export individual PowerPoint slides to PNGs -- thereafter you learned how you can create a PDF from exported PNGs, and also how you can quickly create a single PDF from multiple PNGs. Now, I'll show you how you can add more content to the PDFs you created.
This tutorial is part of the PowerPoint to Secure PDF series -- in the previous tutorial, I showed how to create PDFs from a single exported PNGs. In this tutorial we'll explore options in Adobe Acrobat Pro to insert multiple PNG files.
Creating PDFs from exported PNGs forms the next sequence of the PowerPoint to Secure PDF tutorial series. Before you proceed, make sure that you have the slides exported as PNGs from within PowerPoint. You'll also need to have Adobe Acrobat Pro installed on your system -- this is a different animal than the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can download a trial version of Adobe Acrobat Pro from the Adobe site -- at the time of writing, version 9 of Adobe Acrobat Pro was current. If you have a different version of Adobe Acrobat Pro, the process will be still similar.
PowerPoint allows you to save your slides to many graphic file formats, which can later be used in other applications as required. This series of tutorials shows you how to create a new secure PDF with slides exported from PowerPoint. Of course, you can create your PDFs straight from PowerPoint but that process allows you to copy text and graphics individually from within the PDF. Compared to that process, this tutorial uses flattened slides that don't have any selectable or editable text. Get started by exporting your slides as individual PNGs from within PowerPoint.
3D Invigorator is a Photoshop compatible plug-in that allows you to create 3D objects within Photoshop using Adobe Illustrator files and fonts. With 3D Invigorator, you can easily model a 3D objects, create 3D logos based on the vector files, and add depth, bevel, and other 3D features, and apply multiple lights and materials such as reflective, transparent, or bump textures to the object for more realistic output. You can do this all without using any other application, such as 3D Studio Max or similar.
Imagine a presentation with moving rather than static backgrounds. Will it add even more value? It all depends on many factors -- whether the movement is subtle enough, or just a haphazard jumble of disparate elements and colors. What you use is certainly a decision left to you, but in this review we are going to show you how these moving backgrounds can be added to PowerPoint presentations with a third party add-in called PowerPlugs: Video Backgrounds from CrystalGraphics.
It's awesome that PowerPoint 2007's Help is integrated to Office Help online, and that new articles are added all the time by the PowerPoint Content Publishing Team. However, there are times when you want to share something in PowerPoint Help with a friend or colleague. Here's a quick tip to show you how you can do that.
A PowerPoint presentation is a great platform -- it lets you create a framework for the content you are presenting. However, since most PowerPoint presentations look so similar and static, there's been a move to use animated, yet subtle backgrounds for slides. Now I am not a very big fan of adding animated backgrounds, yet I do believe that if you use the right animated loop, you can achieve a different, contemporary look. Again, everything works best in moderation. The product I am reviewing is looping video backgrounds from PowerFinish. These video backgrounds can be directly used in your presentations, or can be used through third party video engines that we explore later in this review.
Retoucher is a Photoshop compatible plug-in that removes dust, scratches, stains, etc from old damaged photos. It also lets you remove date stamps that some cameras add to photographs. In addition, it also reconstructs missing parts of a photo using the information of the surrounding areas. Retoucher works automatically, you only need to indicate areas to be restored, and the rest of the process is taken care by the plug-in. The resultant image surfaces becomes smooth with less scratches.
The Save to PDF option is not built within PowerPoint 2007, or the other programs in Office 2007 by default. However, you can easily download a small add-in that makes it possible to save PDFs from within PowerPoint 2007 by following the steps in the Getting Office 2007's Save as PDF Add-in tutorial. Once you have downloaded and installed the Save as PDF Add-in, follow these steps to use it in PowerPoint 2007.
Although PowerPoint 2007 and other Microsoft Office 2007 applications do have the capability to save their outputs as PDF, this option is not built in within PowerPoint or the other programs by default. PowerPoint itself helps you install the add-in for the first time you attempt to create a PDF, as I explain next. However, you can easily download a small add-in that makes it possible to save PDFs from within PowerPoint 2007.
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