Read various tutorial on PowerPoint 2016, Sway tutorials, and conversation.
PowerPoint 2016 allows you to customize the Ribbon in a number of ways -- you can add Ribbon tabs, add Groups, and populate these with commands. Moreover, if you think you made a mess and were better off with the defaults, then you can always get back to square one. On a more positive front, you can share your customizations with friends and colleagues -- or also your other computers. And you can export your customizations to a file saved as a backup for a rainy day!
On Monday afternoon, after most attendees had finished a heavy conference lunch, it was time for Carmen Simon to deliver her keynote. Of course, some attendees also found time to make a small detour to New Orleans' famous Bourbon Street before her keynote! You'll agree that this audience was the same, yet so different than the ones who attended Nigel Holmes' keynote that very morning! OK, so how would Carmen hold their interest? And what was her topic? Carmen started, "For the past few years, I am asking this question from a neuro-scientific angle. Is your content remembered?"
If you want to really benefit from customizing your Ribbon in PowerPoint 2016, then you'll certainly want to add some commands that are not placed by default within any of the Ribbon tabs. Or maybe you want a particular command available on the Home tab of the Ribbon. Whatever your intent may be, you cannot place any commands within the existing groups that are built within PowerPoint. You first need to add a custom group within any of the tabs available in the Ribbon. Thereafter, you need to populate them with commands.
We show you an interview where I was featured during the Presentation Summit in New Orleans. We then talk to Matt Gambino, who talks about his now concluded Outstanding Presentations webinar. Dale Ludwig and Greg Owen-Boger speak about their book, The Orderly Conversation is separate conversations. We continue our tutorial series about the interface options in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows. Finally, don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week!
All Ribbon tabs in PowerPoint 2016 may have any number of buttons that represent commands, but they are not scattered all over the tab area. In fact, they are all neatly arranged together in Groups. Each of these Groups has a name that describes what the commands within that Group do. For example, the Slide Show tab in the Ribbon has a group named Set Up. This group contains all commands that help you set up your slide show, such as changing show settings, hiding slides, rehearsing and recording slide shows, etc. It is only sensible to imagine that you should use this Group concept while creating your own custom Ribbon tabs. In fact, PowerPoint will not let you add any command anywhere else other than within a custom Group.
Dynamic NEWS is an add-in for PowerPoint that enables you to add RSS feeds to your PowerPoint presentations. Typically, RSS feeds deliver the latest news, but, of course, you are not limited to news alone! Whatever the content of the RSS feed you choose to integrate, the moot point here is that this content can be presented and delivered right from within a PowerPoint slide. You can imagine that the possibilities to use something of this sort can be endless.
The PowerPoint 2016 interface includes the Ribbon, which is tabbed -- each of these tabs contains a set of commands. By default, PowerPoint contains eight such tabs. These eight Ribbon tabs can be customized -- and you can indeed add a new Ribbon tab as well. In fact, you may have more than these eight tabs in your PowerPoint 2016 interface due to several reasons.
Greg Owen-Boger is the Vice President of Turpin Communication, a presentation and facilitation training company in Chicago. He started with Turpin as a cameraman in 1995, and quickly moved on to instructor/coach, and now VP. Trained in management and the performing arts, he brings a diverse set of skills and experience to the organization. Prior to joining Turpin, he was a Project Leader for a boutique consultancy that uses live theatre to initiate the leadership development process. He is a frequent blogger and speaker, and he is the 2015 President of the Association for Talent Development, Chicagoland Chapter. In this conversation, he discusses his book, The Orderly Conversation that he co-authored with Dale Ludwig.
The Ribbon that you see within the PowerPoint 2016 user interface was designed to make all options easily accessible. To make more options available, you can add more tabs, rename them, and populate them with even more commands, as we will explore within this tutorial.
The Developer tab of the Ribbon is typically not visible within PowerPoint 2016. To enable it, you have to visit the PowerPoint Options dialog box. So why would you want to enable a tab that's hidden by default? That's because the Developer tab provides options that most PowerPoint users may not be aware of, and don't typically use. If you are a programmer or developer, or even someone who wants to explore options that let you take PowerPoint further -- then you will love the advanced options within the Developer tab.
The trio from PresentationXpert comprising Dave Zielinski, Sharyn Fitzpatrick, and Kristin Baier video-interviewed several speakers, exhibitors, and attendees at the recently concluded Presentation Summit in New Orleans. They kindly sent me embed codes for my interview segments.
Dale Ludwig is President & Founder of Turpin Communication. He has a Ph.D. in Communication and, prior to Turpin, taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He founded Turpin Communication in 1992. Since then he has worked to keep Turpin focused on providing the best presentation and facilitation skills training available. He spends most of his time delivering live workshops and writing. He also appears in Turpin’s online courses. In this conversation, he discusses his book, The Orderly Conversation that he co-authored with Greg Owen-Boger.
After quite a while, we are bringing to you one of our most detailed and easy-to-use graphic effects -- the effect of Hole in the Paper! We then feature Mike Parkinson, who discuss his recently concluded webinar. We continue our tutorial series about the Info pane of Backstage view in PowerPoint 2013 -- in this series we explore "Marking as Final", password protection and digital certificates. Finally, don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week!
The Quick Access Toolbar, or QAT is the only toolbar available for customization in PowerPoint -- here you can place your most used commands so that they are accessible to you with just a single click. There are two ways in which you can add your favorite commands to the QAT. The easier way is to right-click any button on the Ribbon tabs and choose the Add to Quick Access Toolbar option.
Matt Gambino helps people make presentations that grow business. Early in his career in EdTech software sales, Matt faced a challenge that is shared by countless salespeople today: how to cut to the chase and present complex technical offerings clearly-without all the jargon-so that people get it, see the value, and want to buy. Through his unique blend of practical experience as a sales and marketing leader, college educator, and product champion-it is true, he once held the title of "champion!"-Matt has cracked the code for making presentations that inform, inspire, and best of all-sell. In this conversation, Matt discusses his upcoming webinar tomorrow, which he will present as part of the Outstanding Presentations 2015 series.
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