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Garr Reynolds at the Presentation Summit 2011

Oct 8, 11

Garr ReynoldsStarting our virtual morning on Tuesday at the Presentation Summit was Nancy Duarte who was present with a cool videotaped message that introduced the keynote speaker of the day, Garr Reynolds. Nancy spoke highly of Garr as an amazing, honest person who has inspired her. Garr, who spoke virtually from Osaka, Japan was awake late at night to coincide with the time difference with Austin, USA. He began his talk with pictures that showed views from his bedroom window during his childhood spent in west coast USA. He joked that he could probably see across the ocean to Japan, his future home country -- even then!

Read about Garr's virtual session at the Presentation Summit.


Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Apply SmartArt Styles

Oct 7, 11

While changing the colors of a SmartArt graphic does change the fill colors of all shapes in your SmartArt graphic, it does not add other niceties such as coordinated outlines or effects. Yes, you can change the fill, line, and effects for individual shapes within a SmartArt graphic -- or you can use the all-inclusive time-saving SmartArt Styles option. In this tutorial, you will learn how to apply SmartArt Styles to a SmartArt graphics in PowerPoint 2011.

Learn how to apply different Styles to SmartArt Graphics in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.


Learn PowerPoint 2010: Saving Chart Templates

Oct 6, 11

Once you insert a chart on your slide, you can tweak it as much as you want so that the resulting chart follows your specifications. You have now created a standard that you may want to replicate often. PowerPoint 2010 makes it easy to save any chart you create as a template. Saving a chart as a template saves all the tweaks you made -- and you can use the template as a starting point to create another chart.

Learn how to save chart templates in PowerPoint 2010.


SlideShare Moves to HTML5: Conversation with Jonathan Boutelle

Oct 5, 11

Jonathan BoutelleJonathan Boutelle is the CTO of SlideShare, and is a principal at Uzanto Consulting. A software engineer by training, his interests lie at the intersection of technology, business, and user experience. Jonathan is particularly focused on technology that brings the web experience closer to the capabilities of the desktop. In this conversation, Jonathan discusses SlideShare's move from Flash to HTML5 for its presentations and how this move makes SlideShare content more accessible.

Read the conversation here.


Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Changing Fill, Line, and Effects for Shapes within SmartArt

Oct 5, 11

Once a SmartArt graphic is inserted within PowerPoint 2011, you can recolor the entire SmartArt graphic any time -- this applies new colors to the entire SmartArt graphic including the various shapes in it. However, there may be times when you want one of the shapes to look differently -- in this tutorial we'll explore how you can change the fill, line, and effect attributes for individual shapes within a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

Learn about fill, line, and effect options for shapes within SmartArt graphics in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.


Halloween Clip Arts for PowerPoint

Oct 4, 11

Hlloween Clip ArtThese Halloween Clip Arts for PowerPoint are ready to use clip-art graphics that you can use within your PowerPoint presentation slides. These clip art graphics are available in black and white colors -- both variations are contained within two separate sample presentations you can download. Copy the clip art graphics of your choice from the downloaded presentations, and paste them into your PowerPoint presentation slide, or you can also paste them into a Word document or an Excel worksheet.

Download these free Halloween clip art graphics here.


Learn PowerPoint: Download Clip Media from Office.com

Oct 4, 11

There is no dearth of sites providing royalty-free pictures that can be used in your PowerPoint presentations -- but none of these provide the breadth of choices that you can find at the Microsoft Office site (Office.com). Even better, all these pictures are free to all licensed users of Microsoft Office programs such as PowerPoint. Office.com allows you to download various types of clip media, including pictures.

Learn how to download Clip Media from Microsoft's Office.com.


Annoying PowerPoint Survey Results: Conversation with Dave Paradi

Oct 3, 11

Dave ParadiDave Paradi helps presenters communicate more effectively by using persuasive PowerPoint presentations. He has published over 240 issues of his bi-weekly newsletter, produced more than 70 slide makeover video podcasts and appears in media regularly. Dave recently held his biennial survey on what annoys people about PowerPoint presentations. In this conversation, Dave discusses the results of this survey.

Read the conversation here.


Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Shape Styles

Oct 3, 11

PowerPoint's fill, line, and effect attributes enable users to customize the look of shapes in a presentation. However, it may take ages to get that perfect color for a shape fill -- and even after spending so much time the final look may not match the overall Theme of your presentation. To end up with shapes that use coordinated colors, you can use the Shape Styles gallery that contains a collection of preset styles. These styles are all Theme-specific, so if the presentation Theme is changed -- you'll end up with new Shape Styles that are always coordinated.

Learn how to apply preset Shape Styles in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac to impart Theme coordinated fills, outlines, and effects.

 

Share PowerPoint Presentations on authorSTREAM: Conversation with Dinesh Awasthi

Sep 30, 11

Dinesh AwasthiDinesh Awasthi is Product Manager for authorSTREAM.com. In addition to developing the strategic product roadmap and implementation of various features on authorSTREAM, he works with the development team and keeps an eye on user feedback to formulate new releases. Dinesh holds a Masters degree in Computer Applications. In this conversation, Dinesh discusses the PowerPoint sharing options on authorSTREAM.com.

Read the conversation here.


Learn PowerPoint 2003: Notes Master

Sep 30, 11

PowerPoint allows you to print Notes pages -- these contain the notes that you may have saved within the Notes pane for all your individual slides. Unless you modify the Notes Master, your printed Notes pages may look basic. The Notes Master is one of the four Masters within PowerPoint 2003 -- this Master enables you modify the appearance of your Notes pages -- especially how they will look when you print them. Do note though that these changes do not affect how the notes within the Notes pane of your slides in Normal View appear.

Learn about the Notes Master in PowerPoint 2003.


Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Change Colors of SmartArt

Sep 29, 11

Once you insert a SmartArt graphic within PowerPoint 2011, you might realize that the colors of the individual shapes comprising the SmartArt graphic are not exactly what you wanted -- and while it is possible to change colors of individual shapes within the SmartArt graphic, PowerPoint lets you change the colors of everything within the SmartArt graphic at one go -- not only does this save your time, but also ensures that the different colors chosen are coordinated to look good together.

Learn how to change colors of a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.


KVStudio: Conversation with Michael Kolowich

Sep 28, 11

Michael KolowichMichael Kolowich is founder and CEO of KnowledgeVision, which has developed enterprise-grade tools for creating, managing, and distributing synchronized interactive online video presentations for communications, marketing, training, and sales professionals. In this discussion, Michael discusses KVStudio, an online presentation platform.

Read the conversation here.


Learn PowerPoint 2003: Handout Master

Sep 28, 11

Handouts are presentation accompaniments that are almost always intended for print. It is a good idea to distribute handouts before your PowerPoint presentation's delivery so that the audience follow along the presentation. You can control the look of your handouts by formatting the Handout Master. This can be useful if you want to include a graphic such as a logo on each page of your handout. Customizing the Handout Master is easy, and you can thereafter print your presentation handouts with one, two, three, four, six, or nine slides on a page.

Learn about the Handout Master in PowerPoint 2003.


Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Change between SmartArt Graphic Layouts

Sep 27, 11

Inserting a SmartArt graphic within PowerPoint 2011 or even converting existing bulleted text to SmartArt is easy -- you can choose from various SmartArt graphic variations available within PowerPoint. However at some point of time, you may realize that the SmartArt graphic variant you chose is not the perfect option to show the kind of relationship or logic that you want to illustrate. Fortunately, there are so many other SmartArt types available -- and changing an existing SmartArt graphic to some other layout (type) is painless.

Learn how to change from one SmartArt graphic layout (type) to another in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.


Learn PowerPoint 2003: Title Master

Sep 26, 11

When PowerPoint 2003 is launched -- or when you create a new presentation -- you typically see the first slide of the presentation. This slide is known as the Title slide -- it contains placeholders for the slide title and the slide subtitle. Note that this layout is different from other slides which typically have a title placeholder with another placeholder for bulleted text (or a chart, graphic, etc.). All these other slides are influenced by the Slide Master, which governs their appearance and layout. The appearance and look of the Title Slide is influenced by the Title Master -- this is a separate Master that is a subset of the Slide Master.

Learn about the Title Master in PowerPoint 2003.

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