Explore PowerPoint 2016 interface elements, PowerPoint 2013, Microsoft Sway, third set of Sticky Tapes for PowerPoint, and AKVIS Neon.
We bring you an exclusive conversation with Keith Bortoluzzi, who created the amazing Power-user add-in for PowerPoint. Most of the options work in the free version too! And we then bring you an interview with Peter Zvirinsky who shows you a watercolor style for your slides that will take your breath away! We then get you some awesome Sticky Tape graphics for PowerPoint -- this third series is textured in appearance. We explore interface options in the new PowerPoint 2016. This week we look at the Notes Master View, Slide Master View, Rulers, Gridlines, and Guides. Finally, don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week!
Essentially, the unit of measurement used by Microsoft Windows 10 is determined by settings in place within the Regional Settings applet within the Control Panel -- choices available are U.S. and Metric -- in this tutorial, we'll show you how you can change the units from U.S. to Metric, or vice versa in Windows 10.
Robert Kawalsky is the CEO and Cofounder of Zeetings, a software company changing the way people present their ideas to the world. Kawalsky is also an active investor and advisor to technology and internet related businesses. Kawalsky previously held the position of Portfolio Manager at Keybridge Capital where he grew and managed a portfolio of assets across shipping, aviation, renewable energy and real estate. Kawalsky began his career at Ernst&Young, holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of NSW and is a CFA Charterholder. In this conversation, Robert talks about Zeetings.
PowerPoint works with the concept of selection, and then action. And the action typically is to edit whatever you may have selected! For such editing, the Format Task pane in PowerPoint 2016 can be indispensable. The Format Task pane aligns neatly with the right or left side of the PowerPoint interface, and you can now immediately see how your choices affect the selected slide objects. The Format Task pane is often tabbed. This means that you can jump quickly between different elements of your slide object! In many ways thus, the Format Task pane is the single source where different style formatting options are consolidated in one place.
Keith Bortoluzzi partnered with Olivier de Saint Louvent to create Power-user, an add-in for PowerPoint. They are both strategy consultants, who work on a daily basis using PowerPoint. They understand how important it is to make an impact on clients and managers, but also how time-consuming it can be. This is why they developed features to help users create visually attractive presentations while saving time on formatting tasks. In this conversation, Keith discusses Power-user, an add-in for PowerPoint.
PowerPoint's Gridlines help you position your slide objects more precisely. Along with Rulers and Guides, Gridlines let you position and snap slide objects in place so that you can easily line a set of slide objects uniformly. We will learn more about how you can work effectively with gridlines in this tutorial.
These "sticky tape" graphics have a textured look and 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 the tape! These ready-made sticky tape segments are already within PowerPoint slides -- and have been provided in 10 different colors – and all colors have various transparency variations.
Like Gridlines, Guides also allow you to position and snap your slide objects in place. For most professional slide designers, creating slides without guides would be very worrisome! When guides are enabled for the first time within PowerPoint, you can just see two guides by default. These guides are two dotted lines, one horizontal and the other vertical. They span to intersect exactly at the center of the slide.
When working with multiple slide objects, you should have a visual cue about where you are placing slide objects. You can get exact coordinates of your slide objects using the positioning options in PowerPoint -- but most of the time, you just need an approximate idea of where your objects are placed -- and this can be easily obtained by using the Rulers option available in PowerPoint. By default, the Rulers may not be visible, but when made visible -- they are located on the top and left parts of the active slide.
We bring you an exclusive conversation with Kurt Dupont, who discusses his Dynamic WEATHER add-in for PowerPoint. We also look at AKVIS Neon, a new Photoshop plug-in that converts your pictures into glowing lines. We explore interface options in the new PowerPoint 2016. This week we look at the Slide Area, Task Panes, Slides Pane, Normal View, and then Presenter View. Finally, don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week!
Have you created all your slides -- and now you want to show it in front of an audience? Or you just want to use this slide deck in a webinar, or even see them yourself to understand how they look in full screen view? In that case, the view that plays your presentation in full screen mode is Slide Show view.
Do you want to give a fresh look to your slides? Do you want them to stand out of the crowd? Then you should consider adding watercolor elements such as stripes or arrows. These are great to express uniqueness and creativity. Such an aquarelle painting style is one of the new emerging trends in graphic design. We see such effects also in business presentation design. Maybe it's even the new successor of today's ever-present flat design look? Time alone will tell. Yet, this is definitely a style you should consider if you want to stand out of the crowd.
Each slide in your PowerPoint deck can have some notes associated with it -- and these are placed in the Notes Pane area. Do you want to print all these slide notes? Yes, you can -- however very few people realize that you can print these notes in the form of a properly structured Notes Page. This might be among the least used PowerPoint options -- but this certainly is among the most useful ones!
PowerPoint 2016 continues providing several views that enable you to view and edit your slides. Unarguably, Normal view is the default and most often used view. This view displays one slide at a time in the Slide Area, and is used mainly for editing and creating slides, and shows PowerPoint's typical tri-pane interface that includes the Slides Pane, the Slide Area, and the Notes Pane. If you cannot see the Slides Pane in Normal view, scroll down this page to read a tip that will help you restore that pane.
AKVIS Neon is an Adobe Photoshop compatible plug-in that converts your pictures into glowing lines. Once you apply an effect, you can adjust parameters to achieve variations: from blurry and hazy glow to clear and sharp contour lines. Additionally, you can add text, apply canvas textures, and crop pictures as required. AKVIS Neon also provides batch processing options that save time if you are working with multiple pictures.
PowerPoint 2016's work area below the Ribbon continues to be tri-paned -- these three panes comprise the Slides Pane, the Slide Area, and the Notes Pane. The Slides Pane is the thin strip on the left side of the PowerPoint 2016 interface that contains thumbnails of all your slides. Within Normal view, the Slide Pane allows you to move slides easily from one position to the other just by dragging and dropping.
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