Adobe Presenter Tutorials : Working with Audio (Page 176)
Collection of Adobe Presenter and PowerPoint tutorials on working with audio and animations, followed by PowerPoint Conversations.
The biggest bane of charts seen on PowerPoint slides is that they are too crowded, include too much detail that's much more than what audiences want, and have so little white space. By white space of course, we don't just mean space that is colored white - rather we mean empty, breathing space. If we had to sum up what we need in two words, those words would be "clean charts".
The main advantage of the Advanced Timeline is to edit the timing and sequencing of your animations. You can easily control the start time, duration, and end time of your animation to the most minute level. In addition, you can also animate any slide object very slowly to span over a whole minute or more by just dragging the start and end points of any animation bar outwards in the timeline.
Although it's not too common to have bright and vivid picture backgrounds for your slides, it is not unheard of. You will often see slides that are saturated with bright, sparkling colors that make anything placed on the slide almost impossible to stand apart. So, do you really want your slide background "not to be in the background"? If not, then the techniques explained on this page will help.
Creating charts can be both easy and difficult -- it all depends upon what you want to end up with! The easiest way is to just accept all the defaults that PowerPoint provides. The difficult way is to fine tune each aspect of the chart until you have just what you wanted. Between the easy and difficult ways is another option, the clever way. This lets you quickly create a better, cooler chart with these tricks that we share on this page. Do note that this list of tricks is not something you will process in a step-by-step way. And it is not necessary that every trick will apply to all charts you create.
The Animation Pane allows you to perform many tasks such as adding animation to any slide object, changing the animation event, and setting the speed of the animation, as required. Most of the time, that may be all you need -- but at times, you may want more minute control. You might want two animations to start at the same time, but you want one of them to start just two seconds before the other. In situations like these, you'll need to use the Advanced Timeline option.
Default slide background options are limited to solid or gradient fills -- and yes, you can even apply a picture as a slide background. However, picture backgrounds do pose some issues, especially since a busy picture may hamper the visibility of other slide objects such as text or charts. Fortunately, PowerPoint provides options to reduce the intensity of a picture background so that any foreground elements such as text can stand apart.
Want to create a different kind of first slide for your presentation? Or do you want some content to stand apart in any of your slides? You'll need some text content, for sure - that you can show as an article within a newspaper! You need no other product, just an online connection to use the cool Newspaper Generator!
Let's say you have used a Fade animation for a slide object, and now you want to use a Wipe animation instead. It's been observed that most of the time, users may remove an animation and apply another one rather than one animation into another. This may be because in PowerPoint 2013, there is no particular option within the interface that changes the animation. But there is still a very easy one-click operation to change an existing animation to another one, as you will learn in this tutorial.
After recording a narration and syncing the audio and animation timings, you may want to edit the recorded narration. Although there are many audio applications with which you can edit the recorded audio file, including Adobe's Audition, you may not have to venture that far for basic edits. Adobe Presenter provided a built-in audio editor which makes your task more easier.
Perfect squares and rectangles everywhere, all neatly lined up! Yes, that looks clean, but also monotonous! What if you could make all these shapes curved, slanted, and natural looking – like waves in the sea? Won't that look more organic? If you agree, then you will certainly love these new irregular shapes for PowerPoint.
There's more to text animation than just adding some movement to your selected text. By default, when you animate a text placeholder or text box, all the text contained animates at one go unless your text content is within a bulleted or numbered list -- in that case, all text animates as sequenced paragraphs. Even then, the animation is sequenced to first level paragraphs (first level bullets) -- and any sub-bullet levels contained in your text placeholders or text boxes animate along with the parent level.
After recording narrations within Adobe Presenter, or even after importing audio files for your slides, you do not hit a road block. There's so much more that you can do with your narrations, and Adobe Presenter lets you edit the timing of PowerPoint animations to synchronize better with audio files. For instance, let us imagine that you are working on a slide with bulleted text that has entrance animations. You can use the Sync option to adjust animation timings so that the narrative matches the text being animated.
First of all, look at these awesome Irregular Shapes, that you can get for next to nothing. Then we explore 3 of our favorite and free stencil fonts. We then look at the Preview options in Adobe Presenter, one of the most full-featured PowerPoint add-in products. We also have an exclusive interview with Dr. James Smith about his amazing new book, Meaningful Graphs. PowerPoint 2013 users can learn about animating tables without actually animating them! We also look at motion path animations, editing them, and the new position previews introduced in PowerPoint 2013. You will also learn about animation events, animation speed, and removing animations. We also explore switching series and categories for charts.
We have already explored how you can animate any slide object, and then tweak the animation speed and animation events. Although you add animation to a chart in the same way as you animate any other object, PowerPoint provides some extra animation options that are applicable only to charts. For example, you can animate series and categories individually as required. If your example chart is a column chart, then you can individually control the animation of every single column!
Once you have installed Adobe Presenter, the first thing you possibly want to do is to open your existing PowerPoint presentation and start adding voice narrations to the slides. You could of course use PowerPoint's built-in Record Slides option to add narrations, but Adobe Presenter has many more options, which we will explore within this tutorial.
We have explored what color models are, and also looked at RGB, one of the most used color models. The second color model we are exploring is CMYK. Like RGB, where the alphabets stand for color names Red, Green, and Blue, CMYK also has one color name representing each alphabet - in this case, the colors are Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black.
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