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Learn PowerPoint 2010: Slide Transitions

Jan 16, 12

Transitions between slides cover much more than some movement between one slide and the next -- you can actually do a slide transition that is abrupt without any effect or you could look at any of the transition effects, all the way from simple fades and wipes to something that can cause a vertigo! In addition, transitions in PowerPoint can have set timings, and also be accompanied by transition sounds. Clearly, there is plenty to learn, and unlearn!

Learn how to add transition effects to the slides in PowerPoint 2010.


Animated Slide: Cube Perspective

Jan 14, 12

Animated Slide: Cube Perspective

This slide uses several squares that were applied 3D styles to end up as cubes. Each cube is of a different size, is rotated at a different angle, and also uses Theme colors – so if you add this slide to another presentation, the cubes will sport colors coordinated with your presentation. Each cube has more than one animation added so that it diminishes in size as it moves to an imaginary perspective point located off the top right part of the slide. All animations are set to repeat indefinitely so that the cubes keep moving until you navigate to the next slide.

Download and use this slide in your presentation.


Add Value to Your Slide: by Claudyne Wilder

Jan 13, 12

A typical PowerPoint presentation includes the speaker reading the slide and maybe including a couple of other sentences that are not on the slide. That is backwards. This upside-down pyramid shows how conveying the data itself is one small piece –- and perhaps the smallest -– of your presentation. Your task as a speaker is to communicate information that is not on the slide. Let’s start at the bottom of the inverted pyramid.

Add Value to Your Slide: by Claudyne Wilder

Read more in this post by Claudyne Wilder.


Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Hyperlinks for Action Buttons

Jan 13, 12

Once you insert an Action Button, and explore the default behavior for each Action Button, you are ready to move on to more detailed techniques on working with Action Buttons. Each Action Button has a default action associated -- this typically is a hyperlink to some other slide in your presentation. You can change this link, or even add another link such as a link to your web site, another document, and more. In this tutorial, you will learn how to add or change hyperlinks emanating from Action Buttons.

Explore options to add and edit hyperlinks for Action Buttons in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.


Learn PowerPoint 2010: Find and Replace Words

Jan 12, 12

If you created a long presentation for a particular event or concept and then realize that you used the wrong terminology across the presentation, then what would you do? Yes, you can manually find the problem word and replace its each occurrence. But what if you have more than a few slides? Or even then, you might miss out locating the problem word in some occurrences. Your best choice is to do this replacing using PowerPoint's Find and Replace option.

Learn how to find and replace words in PowerPoint 2010.


Speaking about Speaking: Toastmasters International - by Kevin Lerner

Jan 11, 12

Kevin LernerEvery Friday precisely at noon from a small dining room in the back of Duffey's sports bar in Boynton Beach Florida, someone bangs the gavel five times. To the group of 30 men and women that have gathered for the weekly luncheon meeting of the Bill Gove Golden Gavel Toastmasters Club, it's a signal to get down to the business of speaking. For the next 60 minutes, the members will learn, laugh, and work toward the common goal of Toastmasters International: improve communications and leadership skills. Founded in 1924, Toastmasters International has helped over 4 million people to become more confident speakers and leaders. Today, over 270,000 Toastmaster members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 13,000 clubs that make up the global network of meeting locations.

Read more in this post by Kevin Lerner.


Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Default Behaviors for Action Buttons

Jan 11, 12

Once you place an Action Button on your slide in PowerPoint 2011, you can make them do all sorts of actions when clicked. What sets Action Buttons apart from other shape types in PowerPoint is the iconography they contain. For most users, an icon such as a leftwards arrow indicates moving to the previous slide and a rightwards arrow does indicate progressing to the next slide. Another advantage of these icon-equipped Action Buttons is that they are language independent, and can work very well in multi-language and international presentations. In this tutorial you are going to explore the different types of Action Buttons, and their default behaviors.

Explore the different types of Action buttons, and their default behavior in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.


Indezine News Released

Jan 10, 12

Geetesh BajajWe all live in a world where we have to multitask, even if we do not want to. Email continues to flow into the inbox, and as soon as you have finished taking care of your bloated inbox, there's a fresh load for you to take care of. I really don't mean to say that I don't like email, but once in a while it would be nice to not get any email the entire day -- but if that happened, I am sure I would be contacting the support folks at my email provider to ensure that everything is running just fine at their end! Now that is funny -- and sometimes, it can be so cool to laugh at yourself.

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Learn PowerPoint 2010: Spell Check Options

Jan 10, 12

Has it ever happened that you know that a particular word is misspelled, and PowerPoint's spell check doesn't seem to think so! That may be because your word may be in all CAPS, or it may contain some numbers -- in these cases, and in several other instances, PowerPoint just ignores any misspellings. Fortunately, you can turn off the options that instruct PowerPoint to ignore these misspellings. Remember though that changing these options will apply to all Microsoft Office applications you have installed on your computer -- including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Learn how to set spell check options in PowerPoint 2010.

 

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Action Buttons

Jan 9, 12

Shapes may look basic or even primitive, but they are the building blocks of almost anything you create on your PowerPoint slides. Fortunately, you are not deprived of choices -- PowerPoint provides plenty of shapes categorized into nine types. Among all the shape types, Action Buttons behave a wee bit differently. Action Buttons are essentially rectangular shapes that are used as navigation aids to navigate between slides -- or even another presentation, document, or a web URL. You insert an Action Button in almost the same way as you insert any other shape.

Learn how to insert an Action button on a slide in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.


Chart Advisor Add-in Review

Jan 9, 12

Chart Advisor Interface

Have you ever wondered if the typical column chart you use all the time is the best way to present your data? Or should you explore the other variations for column charts? Maybe, you should use a stacked area chart to show some data in a better way? There are so many questions -- and answers to most of them would be on the lines of "Great, but first I need to see what these charts look like with my data!" That's a perfectly valid reasoning -- and Chart Advisor, our review product can be just what you need -- unfortunately, it has two big disadvantages that we will explore soon after we introduce you to the product!

Learn how Chart Advisor can help you explore and choose from different chart types suitable for your data.


Animated Slide: Friday the 13th

Jan 7, 12

Animated Slide: Friday the 13th

This animated slide follows a scary (we tried) Friday the 13th concept. There’s a haunted house, two ghosts, and even a witch who frequently flies across the slide on her broom! We used plenty of animations to create this effect – and although this entire slide was created in PowerPoint 2010, it should work just fine in most PowerPoint versions on Windows and Mac. All animations are set to repeat indefinitely so that the ghosts keep on bouncing and fading until you navigate to the next slide.

Download and use this slide in your presentation.


Learn PowerPoint 2010: Exporting PNGs

Jan 7, 12

PowerPoint allows you to save your slides to many graphic file formats, which can later be used in other applications as required. One of the most popular graphic formats that you can export your slides to is PNG. This tutorial will show you how you can export slides to PNG, but using the same process, you can also export to other graphic file formats such as JPG, GIF, TIF, BMP, WMF, EMF, etc.

Learn how to export PowerPoint slides as individual PNGs in PowerPoint 2010.


Efficient Elements: Conversation with Felix Dollinger

Jan 6, 12

Felix DollingerFelix Dollinger studied Business Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, and at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, USA. He started his career as a Strategy Consultant and Project Manager at Siemens Management Consulting, one of the leading strategy consultancies in Germany. Having to create countless slides himself, he quickly identified the huge efficiency potential in slide creation. Joining forces with a friend from university, Felix founded Efficient Elements GmbH in 2008 with its first product, Efficient Elements for presentations. In this conversation, Felix discusses the Efficient Elements add-in for PowerPoint.

Read the conversation here.


Learn PowerPoint 2010: Sharing Custom Dictionaries

Jan 6, 12

Each logged-in user has a default custom dictionary called CUSTOM.dic -- in addition you can create and use many more custom dictionaries. Over time, your custom dictionaries may become a very useful resource, especially since any custom dictionary loaded is used by all the Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Let us assume that you have added several words to the custom dictionaries over the last 4 or 5 years, and now you need to move to a new computer. Or probably you have a colleague who is going to help you with some documentation, and you obviously want him or her to use your custom dictionary. To share the actual dictionary files (.dic), you first need to find out where they are stored on your computer.

Learn how to share custom dictionaries.


Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Shape Subtract

Jan 5, 12

PowerPoint 2011 lets you merge the shapes with its four Combine Shape commands: Combine, Union, Intersect, and Subtract -- you can end up with some seriously impressive results. In this tutorial, we'll show how you can subtract one shape from another. For example, we placed several shapes over one larger heart shape as shown towards the left of the figure shown. With these shapes selected, we could use the Subtract command that is explained later in this tutorial to create a cutout shape, as shown towards the right of the same figure.

Shape Subtract

Learn how you can create new shapes in PowerPoint 2011 using the Subtract command.

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