PowerPoint 2013 Tutorials: Working with videos (Page 178)
Collection of PowerPoint tutorials on working with videos, charts and smartart, followed by PowerPoint Conversations.
In PowerPoint 2013 transition duration and transition timings are not the same. Transition time is the actual time that the slide stays active during a slide show before moving on to the next slide. Transition duration is the amount of time it takes to move between slides. Normally, during slide show, you can advance to the next slide by mouse click (or pressing the Enter key on your keyboard). Using transition timings on the other hand, you can set your slides to advance on their own instead, and display each slide for a specific amount of time that you decide.
Similar to inserting a SWF file, you can insert a video file into PowerPoint using Adobe Presenter. Now do remember that this Insert Video option is only for content that is going to be output by Adobe Presenter, and not for conventional PowerPoint slides. Also unlike SWF files, you cannot play videos inserted using Adobe Presenter typically using PowerPoint's Slide Show view. To preview such videos, you must use Adobe Presenter's Preview options.
We begin with a checklist that will help create your new presentation. We also explore why it is a good idea to create your charts a little slower! Richard Michaels discusses George, his add-in for PowerPoint. PowerPoint 2013 users can learn about media actions for audio and video plus triggers, poster frames, video correction adjustments, video recoloring, and video styles. We also look at inserting SmartArt graphics.
Every transition you add to a slide within PowerPoint 2013 has a fixed, default duration. Some transitions such as Cut happen sooner than you can imagine (just 0.10 seconds). Some others like Reveal can take 3.40 seconds to be done with. But you really do not need to be happy with the default transition duration as you can make them to happen for as long, or as soon as you want. Before we show you how you can change the duration, do remember that transition duration and transition time are not the same.
We explored how to convert your normal bulleted text to a SmartArt graphic with just a click or two -- however, you'll soon discover that it is neither easy nor intuitive to edit, add, or delete text within a shape inside a SmartArt graphic. Fortunately, all the text edits can be easily performed within the convenient Text Pane of the SmartArt graphic. In this tutorial, we'll help you explore options for working within the Text Pane for SmartArt graphics in PowerPoint 2013.
Jeff Robson is a serial entrepreneur who solely founded Access Analytic, a specialized consultancy that provides financial modelling & management reporting services. He regularly speaks at training events, conferences and seminars all around the world so is extremely passionate about solving problem issues for presenters. In this conversation, Jeff discusses Prezentt.
Slide transitions do more than causing 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 does not cause a vertigo! In addition, you can set timings for transitions and also accompanied by transition sounds. There is plenty to learn, and unlearn!
Bulleted text slides are part of most PowerPoint presentations, even though some people abhor using bulleted content altogether. On the other hand, many others just cannot do without slides that do not contain bulleted lists. And if you are part of either of these two opposing camps, you will love this cool feature in PowerPoint that takes a middle road approach by using SmartArt. You can enhance the look of some bulleted slides by converting them to a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2013.
Don't hurry with your chart slides! While this is true for almost any slide you create, it is more true for chart slides because charts do two things. First, they express figures, but those figures essentially express a thought, an idea, or a trend. To make this expression successful, you need some quality time to create a better chart. And then they inform audiences, and the result of that information may be the message you want your audience to believe in. This requires a well-crafted chart, and that again cannot be created in a hurry.
SmartArt in PowerPoint allows you to replace bullet points with info-graphic content using shapes that contain text. This approach is more logical in the way that we view and present content. In this tutorial you'll learn how to insert a SmartArt graphics within PowerPoint 2013. If you are new to this, do also take a look at the What is SmartArt? and SmartArt Samples pages.
Similar to Shape Styles that you apply to shapes, PowerPoint provides you with Video Styles for your inserted video clips. These pre-built Video Styles add edges, shape, and effects to videos -- and can be applied with just a single click. Your videos no longer need to be rectangular -- some of the Video Styles change the video clip so that it plays within an oval or a rounded rectangle. Video Styles also transform the look of your inserted videos by applying borders, 3-D effects, shadows, frames, etc. around your video clip.
Richard Michaels is an expert at applying critical thinking to address large-scale business challenges and has been responsible for the implementation of training initiatives for organizations including: Bristol-Myers Squibb, IBM, Novartis, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Schering-Plough, Sanofi-Aventis, FDA, U.S. Army Training Command, and the Singapore Institute of Management. In this conversation, Richard discusses George, his add-in for PowerPoint.
An interactive PowerPoint presentation always interests audiences since it gets them involved actively navigating the slides. However, the audiences for whom these interactive slides are intended must be aware that some interactivity has been included so that they can click a slide object to cause an action to happen. With trigger animations, you click on a PowerPoint shape (or even an Action Button or any other slide object) to cause an audio or video clip on the same slide to play, pause, resume, or even stop.
Sometime the original look of the inserted video may not work well with the color palette of your presentation. You could play around with the brightness and contrast for an inserted video by using the Corrections option. Additionally, you can also completely recolor your inserted video -- so you can make your full color video appear as a grayscale video, or even like a duotoned video such as blue and grayscale -- or any of the other Recolor options.
This week we bring you Organic Shapes with Brush Edges -- this is almost an entire new way to create your graphics in PowerPoint. We then explore clean charts, and you can plan your charts better. Then, we explore 3 cool stencil fonts. And also look at how Prezi works with fonts compared to PowerPoint. And finally, we explore the new Adobe Voice app. PowerPoint 2013 users can learn about animations and picture corrections. And Adobe Presenter users will explore inserting and managing Flash SWFs in PowerPoint.
A Video Action in PowerPoint is something that causes an event for any inserted movie/video clip -- these are simple events such as Play, Pause, Resume, and Stop. Although PowerPoint classifies Movie Actions as an animation type, these are not strictly animations. However, since Movie Actions can be accessed through the Add Animation gallery, we have included this tutorial in our Animations section. Once you add these Media Actions to your video clips, PowerPoint will allow you to make these Actions interact with other animations, including Triggers.
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