PowerPoint Tutorials (Page 97)
Collection of Microsoft PowerPoint Tutorials, Articles, Tips, Reviews and more.
Date Created: March 21st 2012
Last Updated: April 4th 2012
PowerPoint provides several types of animations -- the first of these animation types is the Entrance animation. Entrance animations determine how the slide object appears on the slide. You can make your slide object fly in from the side or fade in, or both. Of course, both Fly In and Fade are just two of the many Entrance animation effects in PowerPoint.
You have already learned how to draw a parabola in PowerPoint 2011. In this tutorial you will learn how to draw a hyperbola using the available PowerPoint drawing tools. So, what is a hyperbola -- it is essentially composed of a smooth curve that is not too different from a parabola, but this smooth curve also has a mirrored image of itself so that the finished shape looks like two infinite bows.
In one of our previous tutorials, you learned what animation is (and where you should draw the limits as far as animation goes). In this tutorial, let us get started with showing you how many types of animation effects are available within PowerPoint 2010. When we say "many types", we do not mean the animation effects themselves but the several types wherein these effects can be categorized. All animation in PowerPoint can be divided into four types.
Guides form a moveable grid on your slide that can be altered -- multiple guides can be added or deleted as per the design requirements of your slide. We have already explained how you can make guides visible on your PowerPoint slide, and how you can add multiple guides. Guides have snap options turned on by default -- so you cannot turn snapping to guides on or off. Once the guides are made visible on the slide, all objects that venture close enough to them snap. Along with rulers, guides can help you position your slide objects with more precision.
Investment pyramids let you decide which investments are the most and least important facets of your portfolio. Typical investment portfolios use the classic pyramid diagram, but sometimes this may not work best – especially since the area available for text diminishes as you go from the base to the tip of the pyramid. This problem can be easily rectified by using another variant of the pyramid diagram available within the SmartArt graphics of PowerPoint. The Before example in this slide deck shows a typical pyramid, and the After example shows a slightly different pyramid diagram.
Dinesh 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 new authorSTREAM mobile site.
In one of our previous tutorials, we explored what animation is, and guidelines to follow before you add an animation to a slide object within PowerPoint. PowerPoint allows you to animate any slide object that can be selected on your slide -- these include pictures, shapes, text, bulleted lists, SmartArt graphics, charts, etc. Once the animation is applied to your slide object, you can tweak how the objects on your slides appear, move, and disappear. However, you must first add an animation to the slide object.
Jay Wilder is director of product marketing at Brainshark, Inc. Brainshark’s cloud-based software lets users create online and mobile video presentations -- using simple business tools like PowerPoint and the telephone -- and then share and track their content. Thousands of companies use Brainshark to improve the reach and results of their business communications, while also dramatically reducing costs. In this conversation, Jay discusses new features and functionality in SlideShark -- the free app from Brainshark that solves the problem of PowerPoint’s incompatibility on the iPad.
When static guides are enabled in any presentation, they show up in the same position on all other slides. You'll find that only two Static guides (one horizontal and one vertical) are visible at first, and these two guides intersect at the center of the slide. Most of the time, this might work for you, but to help you in positioning slide objects better across successive slides, you can add more guides.
Art Holden has been in the animation and presentation industry since 1996. He helped start Animation Factory in 1997 and served as general manager of Animation Factory for thirteen years. He currently lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA and works with PresenterMedia, a media content creating company. In this conversation, Art discusses the media content available from PresenterMedia.
When your PowerPoint presentation is digitally signed and shared, it helps to validate your identity. However, at times you may want to remove a digital signature attached to your PowerPoint presentation for several reasons -- you may want it to be signed by someone else, or maybe there's no need to for a particular presentation to be signed any more. A digital signature can be easily removed from your presentation.
All of last week, I attended multiple sessions at an international conference. Most of these sessions had slides -- and each slide was emotive, in some way or the other. Some slides were captivating, some held attention, and some evoked curiosity. There were other slides that evoked curiosity of another kind -- of why the text on the slides was so tiny that the audience could not read, some slides had white text on a yellow background -- that again could not be read. Slides do evoke emotions, but all emotions may not be fired by the program used to create the slides. In many ways, projector technology may have improved by leaps and bounds, but it still does not come close to the capabilities of today's LED screens. Thus white text on a deep yellow background may actually be completely readable on an LED screen, but washed out when projected. This washed out result does evoke an emotion as far as the audience is concerned, and that emotion is rarely positive.
Like rulers, guides in PowerPoint allow you to position and snap your slide objects in place. When you enable guides in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac, you see one horizontal and one vertical guide. Typically, these guides are blue in color. To enable these guides, you choose the View | Guides | Static Guides option.
John Bevan from BrightCarbon has over eight years’ experience in creating compelling, clear, and persuasive visual presentations. John has recently helped to develop Visual Conversations for iPad – a service designed to create effective material for sales teams using iPad. John is based out of Singapore, but also works with companies in Europe and the USA. In this conversation, John discusses the specialized needs of iPad capable presentations.
In a previous tutorial, you learned how you can create a self-signed digital certificate outside PowerPoint, and then mark this as a trusted certificate. This way you can create multiple trusted or non-trusted certificates, and use them within PowerPoint or even other Microsoft Office applications. Although these certificates can be used in PowerPoint, you cannot remove these certificates from within PowerPoint. In this tutorial you'll learn how to remove any of the certificate(s) from the system, through Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser -- note that once a certificate is removed, it will be not available to be used within PowerPoint or any other Microsoft Office application.
These animated ornaments are all shapes created with the Combine Shapes commands in PowerPoint. These have then been colored with fills, and grouped to form distinctive ornaments. All ornaments are colored in Theme aware fills – so if you add this slide to any other presentation, the ornaments will be automatically recolored in the colors of the new presentation! Finally, the ornaments have been animated to spin and move in motion paths.
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