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Creating Digital Certificates Outside PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

October 12, 2015

Creating Digital Certificates Outside PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Since PowerPoint 2013 does not allow you to create a digital signature right within PowerPoint, what we discuss here is how you can create certificates outside PowerPoint. Follow these steps to learn more.

Learn how to create Digital Certificates outside PowerPoint 2013.


Get Started with a Digital Signature in PowerPoint 2013

October 9, 2015

Get Started with a Digital Signature in PowerPoint 2013

A digital signature or ID is more commonly known as a digital certificate. Digital IDs help validate your identity, and they can be used to sign important documents including PowerPoint presentations. Digital certificates are typically issued by a Certificate Authority (CA), which is a trusted third-party entity that issues these certificates for use by other parties. You can purchase a digital certificate from many commercial third-party certificate authorities or obtain a free digital certificate. There are many institutions, governments, and corporations that can also issue their own digital certificates.

Learn how to get started with a digital signature in PowerPoint 2013.


Hole in the Paper Graphics for PowerPoint – 01

October 8, 2015

Hole in the Paper Graphics for PowerPoint – 01

What does "Hole in the Paper" mean? This is a name for a graphic treatment that gives an appearance of something being visible from a frame of torn paper. Typically it is difficult to create a graphic of this sort in PowerPoint. So we decided to create something so easy. In fact, this ended up being so simple that anyone can now build this "hole in the paper" visual effect in just under one minute! How did we do that? We created everything other than the picture you want to use. All you need to do is insert your own picture, send it behind everything else in your "slide" and you are done.

Download and use these graphics in PowerPoint.


Remove and Change Passwords in PowerPoint 2013

October 8, 2015

Remove and Change Passwords in PowerPoint 2013

You may want to encrypt your PowerPoint file with a password for various security reasons. There are two password levels you can implement within a PowerPoint file: a password to open and a password to edit. However, even if you add a password to your presentation, there may come a time when you want to remove the password altogether. Or, you may want to change the password. PowerPoint 2013 provides a very simple way to add a password. However, there is no obvious or intuitive command to remove or change the password protection.

Learn how to remove and change passwords applied to your PowerPoint file in PowerPoint 2013.


Encrypt with Password Option in PowerPoint 2013

October 7, 2015

Encrypt with Password Option in PowerPoint 2013

When you share your PowerPoint presentations with other people, you may want to protect or lock your content so that the slides may be accessed by only the people whom you permit to open the presentation. Or perhaps you have no problems with the recipients viewing slides but do not want them to be able to edit the presentation. PowerPoint 2013 provides an Encrypt with Password option to protect your presentation. However let us ponder about why anyone would need to password protect their PowerPoint presentations.

Learn how to encrypt your presentation with a password in PowerPoint 2013.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: October 6, 2015

October 6, 2015

PowerPoint and Presenting News: October 6, 2015

We first present an interview with Robert Befus, who discusses SlideSource, a presentation management tool that lets you organize, develop and share your presentations from one secure online library anytime, anywhere. We then bring you a synopsis of Nigel Holmes' keynote at the just concluded Presentation Summit in New Orleans. We then feature TJ Walker and Jon Schwabish, who discuss their talks at recent conferences and webinars. We continue our tutorial series for the new PowerPoint 2016 for Windows -- we explore the File menu and Backstage view, the Ribbon and Tabs, and the Quick Access Toolbar. We then talk about the Info pane of Backstage view in PowerPoint 2013. Finally, don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week!

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Remove Mark as Final Option in PowerPoint 2013

October 6, 2015

Remove Mark as Final Option in PowerPoint 2013

Have you ever received a presentation that doesn't allow you to make any changes? That could be a password-protected presentation. Alternatively, it could have been Marked as Final. Fortunately, Mark as Final is more of an administrative tool than a security tool -- it's purpose is to make others aware that the author of the presentation doesn't want others editing this work. First of all you need to make sure that a presentation indeed has a Mark as Final attribute applied. To do that, check the lower left area of the Status Bar at the bottom of the PowerPoint Interface. You should see the Mark as Final icon.

Learn about removing the Mark as Final option for files in PowerPoint 2013.


Outstanding Presentations 2015: Conversation with Mike Parkinson

October 5, 2015

Mike Parkinson

Mike Parkinson is an internationally recognized visual communication and presentation guru, solution and strategy expert, award-winning author, and trainer. He is a key contributor on multi-billion dollar projects and helps Fortune 500 companies improve their success rates. Mike shares his expertise through books like Billion Dollar Graphics, articles, and online tools. He is also partner at 24 Hour Company, a premier creative services firm. In this conversation, Mike discusses his upcoming webinar tomorrow, which he will present as part of the Outstanding Presentations 2015 series.

Read the conversation here.


Mark as Final in PowerPoint 2013

October 5, 2015

Mark as Final in PowerPoint 2013

Do you need to share your presentations with others? If yes, it's a good idea to make sure that your presentations are set to be read-only before you share them. What you need then is the Mark as Final option in PowerPoint 2013, which makes your file read-only. Note that this option is not as restrictive as password protecting a PowerPoint presentation. The Mark as Final option tries to prevent users from typing, editing commands, and proofing -- all editing options are disabled or turned off. However, do remember that Mark as Final is not a security feature, and it can be easily reversed by the recipient of your file.

Learn how to apply Mark as Final option to a presentation in PowerPoint 2013.


SlideSource: Conversation with Robert Befus

October 1, 2015

Robert Befus

Bob Befus is passionate about helping scientists and clinicians present the results of their research. In the 1980s, he co-founded Spectrum Multi Media Inc. as a full-service presentation graphics company servicing medical and pharmaceutical organizations. In later years, the company name was changed to Research Presentation Strategies to reflect its focus on helping customers with high profile regulatory and scientific presentations. He has worked in just about every area of presentation graphics - digital presentations, video production and interactive multimedia. In this conversation, Bob discusses SlideSource, a presentation management tool that lets you organize, develop and share your presentations from one secure online library anytime, anywhere.

Read the conversation here.


Backstage View - Info Pane in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

October 1, 2015

Backstage View – Info Pane in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

In PowerPoint 2013, all information that you need about your currently active presentation is available in a single easily accessible location. This location is the Info pane of Backstage View. Using the options available within this pane, you can access information about permissions set for the active presentation, prepare your content for sharing, and also possibly recover older versions of unsaved files. In addition, the Info pane also provides access to many more properties that we will discuss on this page.

Learn about the various options available in the Info Pane within Backstage view in PowerPoint 2013.


Nigel Holmes at the Presentation Summit 2015

September 30, 2015

Nigel Holmes

After delivering an amazing keynote session during the Presentation Summit 2011 in Austin, Nigel Holmes returned to this conference to present the first keynote of the conference in New Orleans in September 2015. Nigel began by asking everyone to place a card that had a printed smiling lip over their lips -- he then clicked a picture of the audience!

Read more here.


Ribbon and Tabs in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

September 30, 2015

Ribbon and Tabs in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

The Ribbon is the long strip comprising tabs with buttons across the top of the main window within the PowerPoint interface. Since PowerPoint 2007, the Ribbon has replaced all the menus and toolbars that were found in PowerPoint 2003 and older versions. The Ribbon contains almost all the commands you need to work with your slides, and is designed in a way that helps you quickly find the commands that you need to complete a task. You no longer have to search commands endlessly through many menus and sub-menus.

Learn about the Ribbon and Tabs in the PowerPoint 2016 interface.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: September 29, 2015

September 29, 2015

PowerPoint and Presenting News: September 29, 2015

We first present an interview with Taylor Croonquist, who discusses his then-upcoming webinar as part of the Outstanding Presentations series. We also bring you interviews with celebrated speakers who will be part of the Presentation Summit in New Orleans later this month. This week we feature Echo Swinford, Alan Hoffler, and Alexander Hanauer. We begin a tutorial series for the new PowerPoint 2016 for Windows - we explore the Interface and the Presentation Gallery. We then continue with three tutorials that will help you work better within Microsoft Sway. Finally, don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week!

Read Indezine's PowerPoint and Presenting News.


Quick Access Toolbar in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

September 29, 2015

Quick Access Toolbar in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Soon after a power user installs a new application, he or she wants to customize their menus and toolbars so that their most often used features are accessible with fewer clicks - or even custom keyboard shortcuts. And even if you are not a power user, you should explore a very useful option that we explain in this tutorial - this will make your tasks easier, and quicker. While PowerPoint's recent versions on Windows have almost no menus and toolbars, they do have a single toolbar called the Quick Access Toolbar. Almost everyone who uses this toolbar just calls it the QAT, and that's the name we will use for the rest of this tutorial.

Learn about the Quick Access Toolbar in PowerPoint 2016.


Presentation Summit 2015: Conversation with Jon Schwabish

September 29, 2015

Jon Schwabish

Jon Schwabish is an economist, writer, teacher, and creator of policy-relevant data visualizations. He is considered a leading voice for clarity and accessibility in how researchers communicate their findings. He is currently writing a book with Columbia University Press on presentation design and techniques. In this conversation, Jon discusses his session at the Presentation Summit 2015 series.

Read the conversation here.

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