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Learn how to work with PowerPoint 2016 with various tutorial and tips, and conversation.



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Media Cards in Sway

November 4, 2015

Media Cards in Sway

Cards in Sway are containers for various types of content – and are available in one of three Categories. These three Categories are Text, Media, and Group. We have already explored the Text Cards category – and now we will start exploring the various types of Media Cards. To view the types of Media Cards available, you will first need to insert a Card in your Sway Storyline.

Explore Media Cards within Sway.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: November 3, 2015

November 3, 2015

PowerPoint and Presenting News: November 3, 2015

We start with an exclusive synopsis of Guy Kawasaki's keynote at the Presentation Summit in New Orleans. We then bring you embellishments (call them transparent stickers) in the form of Sticky Tapes! Microsoft PowerPoint MVP Dave Paradi then brings you his exclusive article about Choosing between Axis or Data Labels in Charts. And finally another PowerPoint MVP, Ellen Finkelstein talks about her PowerPoint 2013 video training. We continue our tutorial series about the interface options in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows -- and also on Microsoft Sway. Finally, don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week!

Read Indezine's PowerPoint and Presenting News.


Storyline in Sway

November 3, 2015

Storyline in Sway

Sway has a three pane interface. The leftmost area typically sports the All Cards pane, and that can be turned off by clicking the Close button on its top-left area. The rightmost area is reserved for the Preview pane. Right in between these two panes is Sway’s Storyline area. All Cards you create and edit within Sway live within the Storyline.

Learn about the Storyline in Sway.


FlevyPro: Conversation with David Tang

November 2, 2015

David Tang

David Tang is the founder of Flevy, the leading provider of business frameworks and analysis tools. Flevy's materials are of the same caliber as those produced by top-tier management consulting firms--most were developed by seasoned executives and consultants with 20+ years of experience. Prior to Flevy, David worked as a management consultant for 8 years. In this conversation, David discusses FlevyPro, a subscription service for frameworks and diagrams that you can use on PowerPoint slides.

Read the conversation here.


Keyboard Sequences: PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

November 2, 2015

Keyboard Sequences: PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Many users are familiar with keyboard shortcuts for PowerPoint 2016 -- yet there are no real shortcuts for tasks users need to perform all the time -- this includes changing PowerPoint's views or even aligning or reordering slide objects. Thankfully, there are many keyboard sequences that work for these tasks. Most sequences entail that you press two buttons -- and then press a third button after a moment. So if the keyboard sequence is listed as Alt+S > H -- then you must press the Alt and S keys together -- let go those two keys and then press the H key.

Learn about keyboard sequences in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Handmade Slides: Sticky Tape for PowerPoint - 01

October 30, 2015

Handmade Slides: Sticky Tape for PowerPoint - 01

These "sticky tape" graphics are already placed in PowerPoint slides - just copy them and paste within your slides to create a look that makes a picture, shape, or anything else appear as if it has been stuck on a surface, board, or wall with tape! These ready-made sticky tape segments are already within PowerPoint slides - and have been provided in 10 colors - all colors have various transparency variations.

Download and use these Sticky Tape graphics in your slides.


Text Card in Sway

October 30, 2015

Text Card in Sway

A Text Card is the last of the three text card types available within the All Cards pane in Microsoft Sway, the other two being Title and Heading Cards. In many ways, this Text Card is like a Text Box in a PowerPoint slide – you just add a Text Card and type in the text content you want to show up on this card!

Explore how you can work with Text Cards in Microsoft Sway.


Choosing between Axis or Data Labels in Charts: by Dave Paradi

October 29, 2015

Dave Paradi

Graphs that use a measurement axis, like column, bar, and line graphs, by default have an axis when created in Excel or PowerPoint. One question that presenters ask is whether data labels should be added to the graph. In this article, I want to explain when you may want to consider using data labels vs. using an axis. One thing you don't want to do is to use both an axis and data labels on a graph.

Read more here.


Keyboard Shortcuts: PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

October 29, 2015

Keyboard Shortcuts: PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Here's the most comprehensive list of PowerPoint 2016 keyboard shortcuts that we know about -- how many of these do you presently use? If you discover a shortcut key not listed here, please get in touch with us through our feedback form.

Explore keyboard shortcuts in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


PowerPoint 2013 Essentials Video Course: Conversation with Ellen Finkelstein

October 28, 2015

Ellen Finkelstein

Ellen Finkelstein is a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP and author of several PowerPoint, Flash, and AutoCAD books. She also holds webinars on presenting skills on a regular basis. In this interview, Ellen talks about her PowerPoint 2013 Essentials video course.

Read the conversation here.


Notes Pane in PowerPoint 2016

October 28, 2015

Notes Pane in PowerPoint 2016

PowerPoint 2016's tri-paned interface has three regions: the Slides Pane, the Slide Area, and the Notes Pane. The Notes Pane is placed right below the Slide Area. The Notes Pane provides space to add speaker's notes that can be so helpful to the presenter while presenting - you can also write any sort of information about the presentation or individual slide.

Learn about the Notes Pane within PowerPoint 2016.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: October 27, 2015

October 27, 2015

PowerPoint and Presenting News: October 27, 2015

We start with our review of Dynamic NEWS, a PowerPoint add-in that lets you source RSS feeds of stuff such as news, and show it on your slides, with content dynamically changing at intervals. We then bring you a synopsis of Carmen Simon's amazing keynote at the Presentation Summit in New Orleans. If you attended the session, you want to read what she said. And if you did not attend, you still want to read it to discover what you missed! There’s more -- Dave Paradi discusses the findings of his amazing PowerPoint Survey! 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!

Read Indezine's PowerPoint and Presenting News.


Status Bar in PowerPoint 2016

October 27, 2015

Removing Customizations from PCB Files in PowerPoint 2016

The Status Bar is a thin strip located at the bottom of the PowerPoint 2016 interface. This area provides information about the active slide and also provides several View options. To work with options in the Status Bar, you must have a presentation open in PowerPoint 2016 -- otherwise the options within the Status Bar will be grayed out.

Learn about options available in the Status Bar within PowerPoint 2016.


Guy Kawasaki at the Presentation Summit 2015

October 26, 2015

Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki did the Tuesday morning keynote at the Presentation Summit in New Orleans on September 29, 2015. He started by reminiscing about his days as the chief evangelist for Apple Computer. He spoke passionately about Steve Jobs. Guy speaks around 75 times a year in conferences and delivers keynotes. His work certainly has to do so much with speaking. And that's a continuation of his job at Apple, where he was evangelizing the Mac to the world.

Read more here.


Removing Customizations from PCB Files in PowerPoint 2016

October 26, 2015

Removing Customizations from PCB Files in PowerPoint 2016

Removing Customizations from PCB Files in PowerPoint 2016PowerPoint add-ins help in adding new capabilities that can polish your presentation in many ways. But when the time comes to uninstall these add-ins for whatsoever reason, you might be surprised to find their menu customizations still exist! In another scenario, you may have customized your PowerPoint menus and toolbars to a large extent -- and may now want to restore everything to a pristine state. In either case, it is possible to lose all these customizations. The key to this solution lies in PCB files.

Learn how to remove customizations from PowerPoint's PCB files in PowerPoint 2016.


2015 Annoying PowerPoint Survey Results: Conversation with Dave Paradi

October 23, 2015

Dave Paradi

Dave Paradi has been recognized by the media and his clients as a presentation expert. He has authored eight books and four Kindle e-books on effective PowerPoint presentations. He consults on high-stakes presentations including one used to brief one of President Obama's cabinet ministers. Dave is one of only fourteen people in North America to be recognized by Microsoft with the PowerPoint Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions to the PowerPoint presentation community. His ideas have appeared in publications around the world. In this conversation, Dave discusses the results of the 2015 Annoying PowerPoint Survey.

Read more here.

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