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Create Your Own Theme Fonts Set in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

August 26, 2016

Create Your Own Theme Fonts Set in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Theme Fonts are font choices that are part of a Theme in PowerPoint or other Microsoft Office programs. Each Theme Font set has two font choices, one for the Heading fonts and another for the Body fonts. We already explored Theme Fonts in our Theme Fonts in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows tutorial. Now let us learn how to create a new custom Theme Fonts set.

Learn how to create your own Theme Fonts in PowerPoint 2013.


Presentation Summit 2016: Conversation with Mike Parkinson

August 26, 2016

Mike Parkinson

Mike Parkinson (Microsoft MVP, CPP APMP Fellow) is an internationally recognized visual communication and presentation expert and a multi-published, award-winning author. He regularly contributes articles and conducts educational seminars to companies like Microsoft, Motorola, Dell, Xerox, and Lockheed Martin as well as at learning institutions, government agencies, and conferences around the world. Mike owns a design education company, Billion Dollar Graphics, a creative services firm, 24 Hour Company, and authored a successful visual communication book, Do-It-Yourself Billion Dollar Graphics. In this conversation, Mike discusses his sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.

Read the conversation here.


Import Outlines in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

August 25, 2016

Import Outlines in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Creating outlines for PowerPoint in various external applications lets you stay away from distractions in PowerPoint-land and concentrate on the structure of your slides rather than their appearance. Once you have the outline created, it's very easy to import it in the form of slides into PowerPoint. While this import process works the same way in all versions of PowerPoint, there are small interface changes -- in this tutorial, we'll show you how to import outlines in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.

Learn how to import outlines in PowerPoint 2016.


Presentation Summit 2016: Conversation with Jon Schwabish

August 25, 2016

Jon Schwabish

Jon Schwabish is an economist, writer, teacher, and creator of policy-relevant data visualizations. He is considered a leading voice for clarity and accessibility in how researchers communicate their findings. His new book about presentation design and techniques, Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks, is now available for preorder. You can find out more about Jon and his work on his site, PolicyViz. In this conversation, Jon discusses his session at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.

Read the conversation here.


Accessibility View in Sway

August 24, 2016

Accessibility View in Sway

Do you wish there was a better, more accessible view for you to see Sway presentations? Sway does have an Accessibility view that displays high-contrast styles for easier reading. This view also disables any animations and supports keyboard navigation for use with screen readers. You can also use your browser’s Find box to search text in the Sway.

Explore Accessibility view in Sway.


Presentation Summit 2016: Conversation with Heather Ackmann

August 24, 2016

Heather Ackmann

Heather Ackmann is a Microsoft MVP and full-time author and trainer for AHA Learning Solutions, specializing in Microsoft Office, business professional, and soft skills training videos and educational materials. In her spare time, she enjoys blogging at heatherackmann.com and crocheting hats and scarves for her children who refuse to wear hats and scarves. In this conversation, Heather discusses her sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.

Read the conversation here.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: August 23, 2016

August 23, 2016

PowerPoint and Presenting News: August 23, 2016

30 million? Is there a better number for how many people use PowerPoint? How about 1.5 billion? Read more. We also bring you Simon Morton of UK's Eyeful Presentations, who talks about presentation industry issues, standards, and trends. PowerPoint MVP and ex-Microsoftie Ric Bretschneider travels down memory lane, and shares thoughts, smells, and ideas behind the erstwhile AutoContent Wizard. And speakers at the upcoming Presentation Summit in Las Vegas talk about their sessions - we feature Echo Swinford, Julie Terberg, and Nolan Haims. Read what they say even if you won't attend the conference! Want to create your own Theme Fonts? We show you how you can do so in PowerPoint 2016, and also how you can edit existing Theme Fonts. And we also show you how you can code with XML to create custom Theme Fonts. Do you want to play around with bullet characters, even though bullets are not as popular nowadays? Why not? Go ahead and play with them! Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.

Read Indezine's PowerPoint and Presenting News.


My Sways

August 23, 2016

My Sways

Sway helps you create presentations that convey concepts quickly, easily, and clearly. All Sways you create are backed up and saved to the cloud, for you to access, view, and share as needed. But even in the cloud, there is a location where your Sways can be found – in this tutorial, we'll locate where all of your Sways are saved.

Explore your My Sways page.


Presentation Summit 2016: Conversation with Emma Bannister

August 23, 2016

Emma Bannister

Emma Bannister has seen the shift in the culture of presentations over the years: endless bullet points don’t engage audiences. But does slapping stock images on slides change anything? Or is there a new way? With over two decades of Visual Design experience, and ten years as founder and CEO at Presentation Studio, Bannister’s view is radically different. Passionate that powerful presentations consist of more than just visual design – she teaches a new way of thinking – Visual Thinking. In this conversation, Emma discusses her session at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.

Read the conversation here.


Eyeful Presentations, Brexit, and EU: Conversation with Rob Bailey

August 22, 2016

Rob Bailey

Having spent his early career in a variety of sales and marketing roles, Rob Bailey successfully transitioned into managing sales teams' growth across a variety of industries before joining Eyeful Presentations as a senior consultant in 2011. Over the past 5 years, Rob has developed a deep understanding of Eyeful's proposition and people whilst managing a significant number of strategic Eyeful clients. In his new role as Managing Director, his passion for the business will further establish Eyeful's position as the most innovative, exciting and influential consultancy in the presentation sector. In this conversation, Rob explores the changes at Eyeful, and also how Brexit influences the EU's presentation industry. Simon Morton, the founder of Eyeful Presentations, joins Rob in this conversation.

Read the conversation here.


Creating PowerPoint Outlines in Microsoft Word 2016 for Windows

August 22, 2016

Creating PowerPoint Outlines in Microsoft Word 2016 for Windows

An outline encompasses the text content within your presentation slides. In some ways, this text is the story of your presentation. In a less poetic description, you may just describe the outline as the sequential structure of text content that you use in a presentation. Whatever description you prefer, the outline does form an ideal starting point for a bunch of slides! PowerPoint can import outlines created in many applications. In this tutorial, we'll explore the procedure of creating a structured outline in Word 2016.

Learn how to create outlines for presentations in Microsoft Word 2016, formatted for fail-safe import into Microsoft PowerPoint.


Re-Opening the Spicy Slide Pack for a Final 24-Hour Sale!

August 22, 2016

Re-Opening the Spicy Slide Pack for a Final 24-Hour Sale!

We heard many requests from all of you. You all wanted to get into P-Spice's webinar where she will show you amazing PowerPoint animation tricks. And you also wanted her Spicy Slide Pack. To provide you all one last opportunity to get in, we are opening the Spicy Slide Pack and Webinar training bonus once again for a special 24-hour FINAL sale. Given this interest, P-Spice is jamming even more into her webinar, including a way to make jaw-dropping video puzzles to wow your audience.

This is your final chance to accelerate your presentation skills and stand out in a big way, with the latest animation and design techniques.


Presentation Industry Standards: Conversation with Simon Morton

August 19, 2016

Simon Morton

Simon Morton founded Europe's leading presentation design company Eyeful Presentations in 2004. His goal was big but simple -- support businesses to create more powerful, engaging and effective presentations that make the most of the opportunities and deliver results. Twelve years, thousands of presentations, and millions of engaged audience members later, Eyeful's mission continues. In this conversation, Simon discusses the state of the presentation industry. Rob Bailey, Managing Director at Eyeful Presentations, joins Simon in this conversation.

Read the conversation here.


Customize the Bullet Size and Color in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

August 19, 2016

Customize the Bullet Size and Color in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Although you can change bullet styles in PowerPoint, there may be times when you want to make changes to other characteristics of the bullet characters. You might want to alter the size of the bullet character so that it is somewhat smaller or larger than the text before which it is placed. Or maybe you just need to change the color of the bullet characters. Most of the time, the defaults work best. However, just in case you want to make these changes, this is how you will go about the whole process in PowerPoint 2016.

Learn how to change the bullet size and the color attributes in PowerPoint 2016.


Presentation Summit 2016: Conversation with Echo Swinford

August 19, 2016

Echo Swinford

A Microsoft PowerPoint MVP since 2000, Echo Swinford began her PowerPoint career in 1997. She holds a Master's degree in New Media from the Indiana University School of Informatics and is the owner of Echosvoice, a PowerPoint consulting firm specializing in custom template development, presentation creation, makeovers and cleanup, and training for large and small corporate clients. Echo has written and co-written five PowerPoint books, developed a number of video publications, and has a string of tech editing credits to her name. She is the President of the Presentation Guild, a not-for-profit trade association for the presentation industry. In this conversation, Echo discusses her sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.

Read the conversation here.


AutoContent Wizard: Conversation with Ric Bretschneider

August 18, 2016

Ric Bretschneider

Ric Bretschneider is a technologist, troublemaker, and problem solver. Professionally, he helps people raise the quality of their business communications, mainly presenting. At Microsoft, Ric spent 17 years working on PowerPoint, designing and molding the program that became a juggernaut in business communication. Shortly after leaving Microsoft, Ric was awarded PowerPoint MVP status, a recognition held by only a dozen or so people in the US. In his spare time, Ric runs the San Jose California branch of the Pecha Kucha presentation event, writes, blogs and podcasts. In this conversation, Ric discusses PowerPoint's erstwhile AutoContent Wizard.

Read the conversation here.

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