PowerPoint Archives (Page 050)
PowerPoint Tutorials, conversations, articles and Reviews on presentation technologies.
This slide mimics an airport
flight schedule counter. Please feel free to download this presentation and
change your own alphabets or numbers as required.
This presentation was submitted by Abdelkader Aissaoui who is a mechanical engineer from Algeria. He works as a Reservoir Engineer in an oil company. As part of his job, he needs to create presentations often. This has helped him develop his PowerPoint skills. Abdelkader plays with visual effects and animation tricks to keep his audiences focused and concentrated.
Quick -- how many file formats (types) can PowerPoint save to? If you count every single format from the necessary to the irrelevant (and forget the missing ones), then the number is 26 formats for PowerPoint 2010, the latest Windows version of this program! Some of these could be genuinely helpful (such as the new WMV export in PowerPoint 2010) and others such as GIF, JPG, PNG, WMF, and EMF ensure that you get good graphic outputs. And RTF outlines can be a boon sometimes.
It looks like PowerPoint 2010 is getting more mainstream every day. More users are upgrading from PowerPoint 2003 to 2010 and skipping version 2007 in the bargain. It's strange that when I think I about this, I see them moving from the File menu to another File menu, and they will never work with the Office Button in PowerPoint 2007. Yes, PowerPoint 2010 brings back the File menu -- yet the new File menu is something entirely different than what you may have seen before because it is the gateway that reveals the Backstage view -- that again is a new feature in PowerPoint 2010.
Charts in PowerPoint can be customized by changing the appearance of various chart elements. The legend is also a chart element and typically it is a box or area that codes via color or pattern all the series in a chart. The legend can be formatted to be placed at various locations within the chart area, and you can hide it altogether.
Charts in PowerPoint comprise several elements that we call chart elements. Typical chart elements include series (and this could be one or more series with values), categories (again this can be one or more categories), Axes (horizontal, vertical, and in some cases a third axis as well), plot area (the active chart area), legend, chart title, etc. In this tutorial we'll learn more about these individual chart elements.
If you find it difficult to access the Window menu in Office 2007 and 2010 applications, then you will want to look at Office Tab. I use PowerPoint 2007 and 2010 often and find it difficult to navigate between multiple, open presentations -- and Office Tab makes life a lot easier in that type of scenario. In addition, Office Tab also works with Office 2003 versions of PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
Long time PowerPoint users will remember the difficulties of charting -- it was so painful, time-consuming, and repetitive a task changing the fills of all the series one after the other -- and if your presentation had more than one chart slide, then you also had to ensure that all charts looked the same. PowerPoint 2007 made things simple and PowerPoint 2010 takes it further by makes this sort of repetitive formatting easy and consistent with the Chart Styles option.
Inserting a chart in PowerPoint is very simple and you can take two approaches to adding one on your slide. Either you choose a layout for your slide that already has a content placeholder, or you use the Insert tab of the Ribbon, and then click the Chart button.
In this tutorial, you can learn how to insert a new slide in PowerPoint 2010 using the New Slide button on the Home tab of the Ribbon.
A quick walkthrough of the PowerPoint 2010 interface will reveal all the new options such as the Backstage view. The PowerPoint 2010 interface is quite similar to the PowerPoint 2007 interface, but very different from the PowerPoint 2003 interface.
Have you seen the customized Twitter backgrounds
that people create to show an identity for their business. You might
think that you need a graphic program such as Adobe Photoshop to
create something of that sort, but the easiest tool to create Twitter
backgrounds is actually PowerPoint! To make things easier, we are
providing a readymade PowerPoint template that makes the task even
easier. Just follow these steps to create your own Twitter backgrounds
2007, and PowerPoint
Then add that background to your Twitter profile!
Lin Jie is from Addintools, a line of add-ins for Microsoft Office applications created by Detong Technology Ltd. from China. Lin began to program since 1991, and was first introduced to Microsoft Office in 1994. He started programming Microsoft Office by creating add-ins since 2001. In 2003, he released his first Office Add-in: Addintools Create. When Microsoft Office 2007 was released with the Ribbon, Lin was the first to get back the old menus via the Classic Menu for Office 2007 in February 2007. In this conversation, Lin talks more about his products for Microsoft Office.
Today, billions of electronic presentations inhabit millions of hard disks in every corner of the world, and more than 90 percent of these presentations were created with Microsoft PowerPoint. Unfortunately, most have a short life span. Typically these presentations are used only once or twice, then filed and forgotten — an enormous waste of time and valuable information. Yet this content can be repurposed, redistributed and reused in a number of different ways.
Ray Huang graduated from Texas Christian University and University of Texas at Arlington majoring in Computer Science. Ray has 15 years experience developing software for Windows and Mac, and heads Senstic, a small development house that provides solutions that run on your mobile computers, PDA, mobile phones and other portable devices. In this conversation, Ray discusses the i-Clickr PowerPoint Remote product.
Squares can be animated like any other shape to appear and build up but that looks conventional -- so I cooked up this different style that combines squares filled with pictures and other shapes that just have gradient fills to animate together in sequence. The end result is an animation style that's simple, yet different. All the gradients used are Theme aware -- so your squares will always look coordinated in any presentation. Feel free to download this slide and use it in your presentations.
Sabra Larkin, director of communications for Spence-Chapin, has been working with staff for the past 10 years to help implement Spence-Chapin’s mission of finding loving homes for children in need both in the United States and internationally. Spence Chapin recently received a free Brainshark software license, as part of Brainshark’s Non-Profit Program – where Brainshark awards technology grants to non-profits on a quarterly basis. In this conversation, Sabra discusses how the use of PowerPoint and Brainshark helps them.
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