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SwiftPrez/PresentAssist: Conversation with Jamie Garroch

March 18, 2016

Jamie Garroch

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 new SwiftPrez/PresentAssist add-in for PowerPoint.

Read the conversation here.


Pixel-Art Heart Shapes for PowerPoint

March 18, 2016

Pixel-Art Heart Shapes for PowerPoint

Hearts typically have super-smooth edges but in today’s world, you need more options. So we decided to create Pixel Art versions of Heart shapes! You get four variations. These Heart shapes are already placed within slides and are available in both black and white. Do remember though that they can be recolored using PowerPoint's native options for fills, lines, and effects. Just copy the Heart shape you like and paste into another PowerPoint slide, or even a Word document or Excel worksheet.

Download and use these Pixel-Art Heart shapes.


ParticiPoll: Conversation with Ben Ravilious

March 17, 2016

Ben Ravilious

Ben Ravilious is CEO of ParticiPoll and also web and app development agency UltimateWeb.co.uk. Ben helped establish the flourishing tech startup community in his hometown of Leicester, UK. In this conversation, Ben discusses ParticiPoll.

Read the conversation here.


Link to Word Bookmarks from PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

March 17, 2016

Link to Word Bookmarks from PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Yes, you can link to a Word document from a PowerPoint slide object. We have already explained this process in an earlier tutorial. However, that process only links to the Word document. Most of the time, this will open the Word document with the first-page active. However, what if you wanted to link to page 33 of a 50 page Word document? This is doable, but it must be one of the least well-known secrets ever known!

Learn how you can link to specific locations in Word documents from PowerPoint 2013.


Presentation Font Embedder: Conversation with Ari Leviatan

March 16, 2016

Ari Leviatan

Ari Leviatan is the co-creator of Presentation Font Embedder, a PowerPoint font embedding app for Mac. Leviatan has over 14 years of experience creating presentations, speaking, and guiding others on presenting. He gained his experience while presenting in front of executives, investors, entrepreneurs, and students, at Disney, Dell, Techstars, the University of Michigan, and others. Leviatan holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. In this conversation, Ari talks about Presentation Font Embedder.

Read the conversation here.


Inserting New Placeholders Within Slide Layouts in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

March 16, 2016

Inserting New Placeholders Within Slide Layouts in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

In PowerPoint, a placeholder is a container that you can use to fill in with some content. When you launch PowerPoint, you will see distinctive boxes that invite you to add some content -- haven't you noticed the "Click to add title" suggestions? All these boxes are placeholders. Each of the default layouts comprises a collection of various placeholders -- if none of the available layouts work for you, you can create your own layout with custom placeholders in PowerPoint 2016.

Learn how to add new placeholders within Slide Layouts in PowerPoint 2016.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: March 15, 2016

March 15, 2016

PowerPoint and Presenting News: March 15, 2016

Slide design depends so much on visual layouts, and Connie Malamed discusses this vital topic in this exclusive conversation this week. She also talks about her new book, Visual Design Solutions. Now that the Morph transition is available in some releases of PowerPoint, why not see what design houses are doing with this exciting new feature? And Damjan Haylor of POPcomms, a UK based design house talks about how they are using Morph so effectively. We then feature Maurizio La Cava, who talks about his MLC add-in for PowerPoint that lets you accomplish your tasks rapidly. Fred Miller is inspired by Apple's old slogan, "Think Different" -- and he finds that it is so valid even today. We also get you a presentation on St. Patrick's Day and show how you can add your Dubsmash videos to PowerPoint slides on the iPad. PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about using custom backgrounds for Slide Masters and Layouts, and also how you can duplicate, rename and edit existing Layouts. You will also explore adding new Slide Layouts. PowerPoint 2013 for Windows users can find out about the under-explored Screen Tips option for hyperlinks. And Sway users can find out about removing and revoking Shares. Finally, do not miss the new discussions and templates of this week!

Read Indezine's PowerPoint and Presenting News.


Linking to Any File in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

March 15, 2016

Linking to Any File in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Although you can link from one presentation to another in PowerPoint, you can essentially use the same concept to link to any other file! You can link to PDFs, Word documents, Excel sheets, video files, and anything else. The link will then open in the associated program. For example, a PDF will typically open in Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Reader. Word files will open in Microsoft Word. Of course, this depends on whether you have a suitable program installed on your system!

Learn how you can link to any file from within PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.


Eagle PowerPoint Silhouettes

March 15, 2016

Eagle PowerPoint Silhouettes

An eagle is one of the symbols frequently used to represent the United States of America. The exact name of this symbol is “The Bald Eagle”, and it gained informal recognition when the Great Seal of the United States which shows this eagle was adopted on June 20, 1782. In this set, we provide you with 4 eagle silhouettes.

Download and use these Eagle silhouettes.


The State of Financial Presentations 2016: Conversation with Dave Paradi

March 14, 2016

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 fifteen 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 his new State of Financial Presentations 2016 survey.

Read the conversation here.


Which Themes are Installed within Office Versions?

March 14, 2016

Which Themes are Installed within Office Versions?

Most of you know that Microsoft started including Themes rather than templates since Office 2007 – almost a hundred Themes have since been included within different versions of Office – for both Windows and Mac. But sometimes you will run into a roadblock when you cannot find a Theme you are looking for!

Explore the list of pre-installed and available Themes within the Office versions released so far.


POPcomms, and the Morph Transition Effect in PowerPoint

March 11, 2016

Damjan Haylor

Microsoft has added an amazing new transition effect called Morph. In many ways, you just need to design slides and PowerPoint automatically determines changes in following slides and morphs elements between the slides! I asked POPcomms' Damjan Haylor: What do you folks at POPcomms think about the new PowerPoint Morph feature, and what possibilities does this new feature bring forth?

Read more here.


Screen Tips for Hyperlinks in PowerPoint 2013

March 11, 2016

Screen Tips for Hyperlinks in PowerPoint 2013

We have explored several hyperlinking tutorials in PowerPoint 2013. However, what happens when you hover any of these hyperlinks before you actually click the anchor? Typically PowerPoint just uses something for the Screen Tip (screen tip) when you hover over a hyperlinked slide object. PowerPoint defaults to showing the path to your hyperlink. This can work most of the time, especially if you are presenting and you know what you must click. However, if you need to distribute your slides, it looks more professional if you have a proper screen tip added to your hyperlink.

Explore how you can add screen tips for hyperlinks in PowerPoint 2013.


Presenters Think Different, Also: by Fred Miller

March 10, 2016

Fred Miller

'Think Different' was Apple's slogan for a long time. It was appropriate to their products and services. They did, and still do, 'think different' and 'do different.' This has been a huge factor in making them one of the world's most successful companies. We speakers can improve our presentations by 'thinking different,' when developing slides for our presentations.

Fred Miller tells more.


Remove and Revoke Shares in Sway

March 10, 2016

Remove and Revoke Shares in Sway

What if you have shared your Sway with several people, and now for some reason, you want to stop sharing the Sway with some or all Authors. If you are the original owner of a Sway, it is easy to revoke all edit and view links to your Sway. However, do remember that Sway makes it an all or none option. You cannot selectively revoke share options for a Sway. You will, therefore, have to remove all Authors and then individually add the ones you want to be retained!

Learn how to remove and revoke shares in Sway.


Add Dubsmash Videos in PowerPoint

March 10, 2016

Add Dubsmash Videos in PowerPoint

In our Sharing Dubsmash Videos tutorial, we showed how you can export your Dubsmash videos on iOS devices to your Photos folder. In this tutorial, you will learn how you can insert these videos within your PowerPoint slides. Do note that this tutorial will look at using Dubsmash videos in PowerPoint for iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads. If you want to use Dubsmash videos in other PowerPoint versions, you will have to forward such videos to yourself as an email attachment – and then insert within PowerPoint as a regular video clip.

Learn how you can insert Dubsmash videos in your PowerPoint slides.

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