Sep 14, 09 - Visual Flash Plug-in: The Indezine Review
Many PowerPoint users have a fascination with Flash but still prefer PowerPoint's ease of use and logical workflows rather than dabbling with Flash that has a longer learning curve compared to PowerPoint's almost zero learning curve. Yet these same users like to insert Flash files into their PowerPoints, and sometimes they look for a way to export Flash files they have inserted within the PowerPoint presentations. However, that's not always easy since changes made by Microsoft to file formats from the PowerPoint 2003's PPT to PowerPoint 2007's PPTX have made everything uncertain. A new add-in for PowerPoint tries to overcome some of these issues -- does it succeed?
Sep 14, 09 - Learn PowerPoint 2007: Half Circle in PowerPoint 2007
We already explored creating these three circles next to each other in PowerPoint 2003, and now we'll do the same thing in a much easier way in PowerPoint 2007: The first circle should be filled-in full (entirely), the second circle should be half full, and the third and last circle should have no fill (empty). The first and third circles are easy -- all you need to do is ensure that the first circle has both an outline and a solid fill, and that the third circle has only an outline with no fill. The second circle though is an easy challenge that I'll teach you in this one page tutorial using PowerPoint 2007.
Sep 14, 09 - Learn PowerPoint: Half Circle in PowerPoint 2003
An Indezine reader asked me if he could create three circles next to each other, and make sure that they looked like this: The first circle should be filled-in full (entirely), the second circle should be half full, and the third and last circle should have no fill (empty). The first and third circles are easy -- all you need to do is ensure that the first circle has both an outline and a solid fill, and that the third circle has only an outline with no fill. The second circle though is an easy challenge that I'll teach you create in this one page tutorial using PowerPoint 2003.
Sep 11, 09 - Learn PowerPoint 2007: Creating Semi-Circles in PowerPoint 2007
PowerPoint 2007 makes it easier to draw a semi-circle than in previous versions, but it still isn't as intuitive. However, the steps in this tutorial will make it easy for you.
Sep 11, 09 - Learn PowerPoint: Creating Semi-Circles in PowerPoint 2003
PowerPoint 2003 and previous versions don't allow you to draw a semi-circle shape although that's not an issue within PowerPoint 2007. In this tutorial, I'll show you three ways in which you can add a semi-circle to your PowerPoint 2003 slide -- whichever way you choose, make sure you save one semi-circle so that you can copy-paste and reuse it again whenever required.
Sep 8, 09 - Learn PowerPoint 2007: Ungroup Tables in PowerPoint 2007
Tables can be animated within PowerPoint 2007 too -- but either the entire table can be animated -- or nothing! Yes, that's a case of extremes -- either you have it all or don't have it. To get over this problem, the workaround is to ungroup the table so that your table gets converted to a collection of shapes. And although this does not work as well as it does in PowerPoint 2003, you still can animate every individual shape as you want.
Sep 8, 09 - Learn PowerPoint: Ungroup Tables in PowerPoint 2003
Tables can be animated within PowerPoint -- but either the entire table can be animated -- or nothing! Yes, that's a case of extremes -- either you have it all or don't have it. To get over this problem, the workaround is to ungroup the table so that your table gets converted to a collection of shapes -- and then you can animate every individual shape as you want.
Sep 1, 09 - Atrixware PowerPoint Quiz Maker: Conversation with Anthony Dunleavy
Anthony Dunleavy is CEO and founder of Atrixware LLC, a New Jersey company that develops e-learning software tools and learning management systems used all over the world since 1997. In this conversation, Anthony discusses their PowerPoint Flash Quiz Maker product.
Aug 29, 09 - Instant Effects Presenter v4: Conversation with Don Brittain
Don Brittain is CEO and a founder of Instant Effects, a California company that develops software to visually enhance presentations, communications, and collaboration. In this conversation, Don discusses the new v4 release of Instant Effects Presenter.
Aug 29, 09 - Mystical Tint Tone and Color 2.0: The Indezine Review
Mystical Tint Tone and Color 2.0 is a Photoshop compatible plug-in which includes filters for improving and enhancing photos color and tonal qualities. There are 60 effects in all, and each of these effects can be customized and even combined with other effects. The plug-in contains over 300 instant preset looks, effect combinations and settings. You can also capture looks as presets, and re-use them on other photos The new portrait filters allows you to enhance skin, hair, eyes, lips and facial and features.
Aug 26, 09 - PresentationPro Motion Templates Volume 1: The Indezine Review
PowerPoint has been around for nearly two and a half decades now, and quite possibly many viewers are tired of seeing the same PowerPoint designs. Styles come and go with unfailing regularity, and there's always the human urge to experiment and play with something different. This human urge extends to PowerPoint as well -- and PowerPoint designers are always on the look out for something more contemporary. Enter Motion Templates from PresentationPro, a set of designs that include animated elements that attract attention while still being subtle enough to not make the presentations loud. How can these be used, and what is our opinion -- read more to learn.
Aug 25, 09 - TechSmith SnagIt 9: The Indezine Review
Like many others, I end up with many programs on my computer. I find that most programs fall into several categories. I need to use some of them everyday, and some of them at least a few times each month. Also there are programs that I had to buy because I had to use them once or twice -- and maybe I'll need them again once or twice a year. Finally, there are programs I use all the time because they do the work of a dozen programs for me! I'm sure SnagIt from TechSmith comprises the last category.
Aug 17, 09 - PPTProTools: The Indezine Review
While PowerPoint is equipped with more options that what any person can use in their lifetime, there's always some features that are missing -- or are available in some deep dungeon within PowerPoint that's not visible to mere mortals. I recently came across this cool add-in for PowerPoint called OfficeOne ProTools that creates some new options within PowerPoint. Let's see how it fares.
Aug 13, 09 - Canto Cumulus 8: Conversation with Steffen Setzer
Steffen Setzer is Director of Marketing at Canto. Canto is a leading supplier ofdigital asset management solutions and has been dedicated to helpingcustomers fully utilize their digital assets since 1990. In this interview, Steffen discusses the new Canto Cumulus 8, a cross-platform solution that enables companies to easily organize, find, share, and track their ever-increasing numbers of photos, illustrations, presentations, video, audio, layouts and more.
Aug 8, 09 - Raptivity Presenter: The Indezine Review
There are no two opinions about this: your audience will be more engaged if your PowerPoint presentation has some sort of relevant interactivity that adds extra value to the content. Whatever you may want to show: complex information, business visuals, or pictures -- if it is presented in an interactive, non-linear style, it has the potential to make your audience more engrossed in your presentation. The product I am reviewing, Raptivity Presenter lets you create impressive interactions right within PowerPoint. Let's evaluate how it fares.
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