Explore PowerPoint 2016 interface elements, group cards in Microsoft Sway, and read conversations with PowerPoint personalities.
December 17, 2015
The repertoire of various views available in PowerPoint 2016 ranges from some views that you use all the time to others that you may have never bothered to explore. The latter category probably includes Reading view. Reading view is similar to Slide Show view in some ways because, in both views, the slide is shown in full-screen mode. However, in Reading view, you also see the PowerPoint title bar and the Status Bar at the top and bottom of the interface respectively. Additionally, you can also view the Windows taskbar at the bottom of the screen.
We bring you an exclusive conversation with Victor Rodriguez of Made in Office. He talks about empower enterprise, their flagship content management system for PowerPoint. Taylor Croonquist talks about PowerPoint on Cruise Control, and some great tips that will save you so much time. Gil Segal discusses ToolsToo v6.2 for PowerPoint, an add-in that contains a bunch of easy to accomplish, time-saving options right within PowerPoint. And Keith Tromer talks about pptXTREME, a powerful suite of PowerPoint add-ins. He also demos some great video tutorials. We also talk about Office 365 subscriptions and look at Dubsmash, a fun program that can also be an awesome time waster! We explore interface options in the new PowerPoint 2016. This week we look at PowerPoint 2016 Views and the Outline Pane. On Sway, we look at Group Cards. Finally, don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week!
PowerPoint 2016 does provide most editing options to make alterations within the Ribbon tabs, and you can also populate your Quick Access Toolbar with frequently used commands. Yet, all these tasks involve moving your cursor to the Ribbon, located above the Slide Area and back continuously. While this movement may not result in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, it helps to know that PowerPoint 2016 also includes the Mini Toolbar, a floating toolbar that spawns right next to the cursor, and it is also available instantly with a right-click!
Susannah Shattuck is the Content Marketing Manager at Prezi. She helps to create and distribute blog posts, videos, infographics, and-most importantly-Prezis for Prezi's marketing team. She also coordinates the Prezi Awards competition every year. In this interview, Susannah discusses the 2015 Prezi Awards.
Most of the time, you may work on a single slide in your PowerPoint presentation -- but there are times when you want to copy, duplicate, reorder, or even delete a bunch of slides. It's in scenarios like these that you will encounter PowerPoint 2016's Slide Sorter view. Among the various views available in PowerPoint 2016 to play and edit your presentations, we have already covered both Normal view and Outline view. Although Slide Sorter view does not let you edit individual slide objects, but it does let you work with the whole slide itself -- any edits made will influence one or more slides, depending upon your selection.
Keith Tromer is the Founder and President of Corporate Imaging, Inc. since 1989. Mr. Tromer's strategic vision for Corporate Imaging, Inc. focuses on three fundamental aspects: generating the best creative content possible; fostering innovation; and utilizing the latest technologies. In this interview, Keith discusses PowerPoint add-ins from pptXTREME.
Any content within Sway needs to be within one of the three Card categories: Text, Media and Group. As far as Group Card types are concerned, they are essentially a group of some combination that can include the Text and Media Card types. As long as you have the Card types and numbers that are a prerequisite for a particular Group Card type, you can change from one Group type to another.
Are you one of those folks who is always ready to play with the next new thing on a cell phone? Or maybe you won’t touch something unless it’s very mainstream? Either way, you must have heard some murmurs about Dubsmash – or you may be a seasoned Dubsmasher? Whether you have heard of Dubsmash or not, there’s no denial that this is a fun program although it can also be an awesome time waster!
Gil Segal is the creator of ToolsToo and a senior software consultant. Gil is always on the lookout for ways to automate manual tasks in any software he uses and has been a PowerPoint power-user since the mid 90s. In this conversation, Gil talks about his new ToolsToo v6.2 add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint.
The intent of Group Cards in Sway is to keep related content together visually. There are several types of Group Cards. The first of the Group Cards is called Automatic, and this Card can contain any Card types within the Text and Media categories. In other words, there are no restrictions when adding content to an Automatic Group Card.
Office 365 is Microsoft's cloud-based subscription offering that lets you run Office applications on the desktop, on tablets and smartphones -- and also online. This is different from the perpetual versions of Office - find out more in our Office 365 or Office 2016 article. Additionally, some plans also include extra niceties like a subscription to the Skype for Business web conferencing tool, hosted email via Microsoft's Exchange Online, online storage through OneDrive, plus phone talk time via Skype.
Other than Text and Media Cards, Sway also provides a third category of Cards – these are Group Cards. Unlike Text and Media Cards, Group Cards are not just a mere Card category. Group Cards, in fact, are a set of Cards. Think of a pack of playing cards, and the many ways in which you can arrange them? In the same way, the content in Group Cards can be arranged in 5 ways at the time of writing this article.
Taylor Croonquist is the co-founder of Nuts & Bolts Speed Training, a website delivering actionable PowerPoint training and speed strategies, helping professionals cut their build time in a third. In this conversation, Taylor, the shortcuts gurus from the Nuts & Bolts blog shares tips for how not to shoot yourself in the foot with a bazooka in PowerPoint.
The Outline view in PowerPoint 2016 essentially brings up the Outline pane on the left side of PowerPoint 2016 interface -- note that this now replaces the Slides Pane that shows up in Normal view. Also, any changes you want to make to your outline can be made through right-click options -- and we'll show you how you can do so.
We bring you an exclusive conversation with Motti Nisani of emaze, who discusses the new Automaze option in emaze that actually lets a machine make better slides! We also bring you a Visual Resume Templates for PowerPoint, plus a Christmas PowerPoint Kit. We explore interface options in the new PowerPoint 2016. This week we look at the Guides and the Outline View. Finally, don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week!
Victor Rodriguez is the Vice President of Business Development at Made In Office, a leading provider in the development of Microsoft Office solutions. He is a twenty-year veteran in marketing and digital strategy and is responsible for the marketing and sales of Made In Office's flagship product, empower enterprise, in North America. Victor earned an MS in Management of Technology from Polytechnic Institute of New York University. Before joining Made In Office, he was the Managing Partner in a digital marketing agency. In this conversation, Victor talks about empower.
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