Learn Hyperlinking in PowerPoint 2013, explore Styles in Microsoft Sway, and read PowerPoint conversations.
Design is an individual preference. Something that you love may not appeal to a friend, but that does not make that person less friendly! The reverse is also true, and that’s why it's so cool that at least you can change the design of your Sways with one click. You get to keep your friends and designs -- this is a win-win situation!
A few months ago, TJ Walker and I communicated - via phone, email, and almost any other way possible. It was great talking to him, and this mail today is a result of those conversations. TJ is the founder of Media Training Worldwide and has been conducting media training workshops and seminars since 1984. TJ agreed to answer some specific questions for Indezine subscribers! So here's an exclusive podcast from TJ that addresses you!
Once you add a hyperlink to a slide object, you will want to edit the link, or remove it altogether. Both these tasks are easy to accomplish – and as usual, there’s more than one way to do the same task in PowerPoint 2013.
Type or paste a web URL in your PowerPoint slide, and then press either the Enter or the Spacebar key. Presto, your web URL is now a live hyperlink. Now this automatic conversion to hyperlinks can be a mixed blessing. In some ways, it can be beneficial because most of the time, this automatic conversion may just be what you need! In other scenarios, you may get offended by PowerPoint’s hand holding. Luckily, there are ways in which you can control this automatic conversion. You can turn off this automatic hyperlinking for a single link, and you can also toggle on and off this conversion altogether!
Sway is probably the best thing that has happened to presentations, and who better than Chris Pratley who evolved Sway into existence to share the reasoning behind Sway? We bring you an exclusive conversation! We then look at a cool tool from Jamie Garroch that lets you painlessly embed Vimeo videos in your PowerPoint slides. We then explore the entire terminology of Linking in PowerPoint. We then show you how you can link within slides, between presentations, and even to web URLs using PowerPoint 2013 for Windows. Finally, you will not want to miss the new discussions and templates of this week!
Why would you add a hyperlink to any slide object within PowerPoint? There may be many answers to that question, but if we had to choose one answer that would be true all the time, it would be to add value to your slides and enhance their capabilities. However, these hyperlinks are two-edged swords because when you create a hyperlink, you may be telling your audience that it is a link!
Anything that you can select within a PowerPoint slide can serve as an anchor. While all slide objects can function as anchors, text does have some characteristics that make it work as a “visible” anchor. Unlike other anchors, hyperlinked text in PowerPoint is underlined automatically – and thus visible as an anchor. We will explore the different aspects of text anchors in PowerPoint 2013 within this tutorial.
Linking from within PowerPoint allows you to use your slides as a jumping point to provide even more content! We all know that the internet is a storehouse of so much content, and sometimes you may want a click on your slide to open a web page. Show the web page to your audience, close it and you are back on the slide you clicked. You can now seamlessly move on to your next slide. This sort of activity is easy to recreate.
Jamie Garroch, CEO of YOUpresent (formerly GMARK) founded the company to provide presentation professionals with presentation software, content and training. Jamie uses a range of presentation and e-learning tools on PC and Mac from PowerPoint to Keynote, Adobe CS and iSpring for presentations and Articulate Storyline for e-learning. He also uses PowerPoint as a programming environment to create authoring automation for his company's productivity needs, custom add-ins for clients and off-the-shelf products for presentation designers. In this conversation, Jamie discusses the Vimeo embed abilities within his G-Tools add-in for PowerPoint.
We already explored how you can link from an anchor object to any slide within the active presentation. However, this sort of linking is only the beginning of the possibilities for linking that PowerPoint 2013 provides. To take this to the next level, we will learn how you can link from an anchor object to any other PowerPoint presentation. In fact, you can also link to a particular slide in another presentation too!
What if you could get some cards that let you brainstorm ideas for your next presentation? That is what Peter Watts talks about in this exclusive conversation about some cards called Dirty Rhetoric. There's so much more happening with the release of iSpring Suite 8, easily one of the most full-featured PowerPoint add-ins available. Moreover, with Star Wars being the rage once again, would you like to add a Star Wars like credits animation in your PowerPoint? We've got you covered with a detailed tutorial, plus some sample slides to download! We then explore the interface in the new PowerPoint 2016 for Mac. We also have a bunch of Sway tutorials that explore Comparison, SlideShow, and Grid Group Cards. Finally, you will not want to miss the new discussions and templates of this week!
While you can link from an anchor object on a slide to almost anywhere, you will certainly want first to explore how you can link between slides in the same presentation. This is simple to do, and also very useful because it lets you use your presentation in a non-linear way and you are not limited to viewing your slides in a sequential order.
Chris Pratley is General Manager of Microsoft Sway, a new member of the Office suite of apps. His team also develops Docs.com, a social publishing site for professionals that features high fidelity Office content, and Office Lens, a cross-platform mobile app to turn photos of documents and whiteboards into reusable content in OneNote, Word and other apps. Chris lives in Seattle with his wife and two sons. In this conversation, Chris talks about Microsoft Sway.
Linking (or hyperlinking) makes objects and documents "connected" to each other. To provide an analogy, consider each slide or presentation to be an individual computer on a network. Individual computers do some awesome work, but the network is much more useful, and increases the worth of each individual computer. In this case, the linking adds the "network" to your PowerPoint files. Linking can happen from one slide to another, or even to another file or a website from within PowerPoint presentations. In each of these linking scenarios, you will find that three factors are always present.
Peter Watts is a coach and trainer who helps presenters around the world to find their voice on the stage. He is a contributor to the Huffington Post and blogs about all things to do with public speaking at The Presenters' Blog. In this conversation, Peter talks about Dirty Rhetoric, a deck of cards that help people communicate their ideas better. Peter created this deck in collaboration with Gavin McMahon.
The fifth and the last Card type within the Group Cards category in Sway is the Grid Group Card. The Grid Group Card can include both Picture Cards and Text Cards. As expected, the Grid Group Card displays your Sway content in a grid form. There is no limitation on the number of Picture and Text cards you can add within the Grid Group Card.
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