Read conversations with PowerPoint personalities, and learn PowerPoint 2013 and 2016.
Bulleted text slides are part of most PowerPoint presentations, even though some people abhor using bulleted content altogether. On the other hand, many others just cannot do without slides that do not contain bulleted lists. And if you are part of either of these two opposing camps, you will love this cool feature in PowerPoint that takes a middle road approach by using SmartArt.
SmartArt in PowerPoint allows you to replace bullet points with info-graphic content using shapes that contain text. This approach is more logical in the way that we view and present content. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to insert a SmartArt graphics within PowerPoint 2013.
Nova Fisher is Communications Manager for Magix. She has previously founded and managed some successful early-to-market businesses including an internet service provider (ISP) which was founded in 1994, and the creation of one of the earliest online web authoring solutions in 1996, that enabled anyone to create a professional website without the need for any design or technical skills. In this interview, Nova talks about Magix Music Maker.
Do you want to know why you are not getting new features in PowerPoint? If you are using a Mac, we show you how your must first learn to identify your license type and version. Noted speakers at the upcoming Presentation Summit in Las Vegas talk about their sessions -- we feature Ryan Orcutt and Troy Chollar this week. Make sure you read what they say, even if you won't attend the conference! In the Tutorials section, we explore how you can edit Theme Fonts in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows. PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about annotating the Pen and Highlighter tools in Slide Show view, and also how you can edit those annotations with Ink Tools. We also explore File Formats that PowerPoint 2016 can save too, and also other file formats that PowerPoint can open. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.
When you click the File menu and access Backstage view in PowerPoint 2013, several options appear. On this page, we explore two of those options: Open and Close.
Marshall Chiles loves comedy, education, and business… but not always in that order. He is a professional international comedian who has owned comedy clubs and festivals around the country. He combines his 20+ years of entrepreneurial success and 14 years of standup comedy experience to inspire and help businesses apply more comedy & humor to their culture and communications. Currently, Marshall is living in Atlanta and is available for talks, workshops, interviews, and parole hearings. In this interview, Marshall talks about his book, Your Presentation is a Joke.
When you click the File menu and access Backstage view in PowerPoint 2013, you see several options. In this tutorial, we explore two of these options: Save and Save As. The Save option works differently depending upon whether you are working with a new presentation or a presentation that has already been saved earlier.
Programs such as PowerPoint are a very significant part of our workflows not just because of their vast abilities but also because they can understand content from so many file formats. These include file types that PowerPoint can save and open -- we already explored file types that PowerPoint 2016 can save to -- but when you go and look at the file types that PowerPoint 2016 can open, you'll find that the list of file types is not exactly the same - there are several omissions and additions compared to that list.
Quick -- how many file formats (types) can PowerPoint 2016 save your slides to? If you take count of every single format from the necessary to the irrelevant (and forget the missing ones), then the number is 28. Some of these could be genuinely helpful, such as the MPEG-4 Video export and others like GIF, JPG, PNG, WMF, and EMF ensure that you get good graphic outputs. And RTF outlines can sometimes be a boon.
Ryan Orcutt joined Duarte in 2004 as a graduate of Chico State’s School of Communication Design and now contributes as Associate Creative Director. His 12-year tenure has allowed him to help some of the world's most influential speakers craft, visualize and deliver some of today's most compelling and persuasive visual stories. Ryan’s skill lies in his ability to combine his natural abilities as a visual thinker, storyteller, and designer. If you dropped in at Duarte headquarters, you'd most likely find him leading a client workshop, drawing a storyboard or bartending the Friday afternoon happy hour. In this conversation, Ryan discusses his session at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.
Do you use PowerPoint and other Office programs on a Mac? Do you know which version you are using? And if the version question seemed easy, do you know what sort of license you are using? In this post, we will explore an easy way to identify version and license details for Microsoft Office on the Mac.
When you use the Pen and Highlighter tools to annotate, you are provided with an option to save those annotations when you exit Slide Show view. If you do opt to save them, then you will actually open doors to new capabilities that will allow you to edit these annotations – in fact, you can also change these annotations to shapes and work more with them!
Rob Bailey of Eyeful Presentations explores the changes at Eyeful, and also how Brexit influences the EU's presentation industry. Celebrated speakers at the upcoming Presentation Summit in Las Vegas talk about their sessions -- we feature Emma Bannister, Heather Ackmann, Jon Schwabish, and Mike Parkinson. Make sure you read what they say, even if you won't attend the conference! We feature Microsoft Sway again this week. You can learn about the My Sways page, and also about Accessibility View in Sway. We then show you how you can create outlines for PowerPoint presentations in Word 2016. PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn how to create their own Theme Fonts set. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.
While presenting and interacting with your audience, annotation on a slide can play an important role -- and PowerPoint provides you with useful Pen and Highlighter tools that can change your static slide into a whiteboard upon which you can doodle and write! In this tutorial, we will learn how these tools can be helpful.
Theme Fonts comprise a pair of font choices, one each for your slide titles (Heading font) and the other for everything else on your slides (Body font). You can use existing Theme Fonts available in PowerPoint or even create them on your own. Additionally, you can opt to edit existing Theme Font pairs (sets), as we will explore in this tutorial.
Troy Chollar is President and co-founder of TLC Creative Services, Inc., a graphic design studio team that specializes in presentation design and visual communication projects. He is very active in the PowerPoint and presentation community through his blog and a presentation industry podcast. He is a Microsoft MVP for PowerPoint, annually awarded since 2004, and has only missed one Presentation Summit since the inaugural event. In this conversation, Troy discusses his sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.
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