Read PowerPoint 2013 and PowerPoint 2010 tutorials and explore more about Presentation Summit and Outstanding Presentations 2016.
Do you have a secret slide with useful information that you would rather not delete? But what if you show this slide to your audience inadvertently? How do you cope with this problem? The solution is easy: you just hide the slide. Hidden slides don’t show up in Slide Show view, but they are still available to edit and to possibly unhide when you are ready to show that slide to the world.
Presenters always want a way to record their presentations -- at least the slides and their narrative if not their body language.Jake Pechtel of Techsmith explains how you can achieve this objective using Camtasia. Nancy Duarte speaks about her upcoming keynote at the Presentation Summit. She also explains how she prioritizes what needs to be done. If you missed the recently concluded Outstanding Presentations 2016 webinar series, then read what Ellen Finkelstein says about her small window that will allow you to get all recordings. We also feature Ida Shessel, who delivered one of the same webinars. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2013 users can learn about inserting org charts, and adding shapes or changing layouts for these org charts. PowerPoint 2010 users can learn about embedding fonts in their presentations. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.
You may create the best presentation in the world, but what happens after the presentation has been delivered? Don’t you want to provide the information you presented in a document that you can distribute to attendees, or even send them a recap via email? Handouts are meant for such occasions, and PowerPoint lets you create some amazing handouts from your slides, that can also contain extra notes that were not visible on the slides. In this tutorial, we will explore an amazing option that creates handouts for PowerPoint presentations in Microsoft Word.
A Microsoft PowerPoint MVP since 2000, Echo Swinford began her PowerPoint career in 1997. 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 the Presentation Guild.
Have you ended up with a presentation that has linked files, embedded media clips, and so much more? And now you have been asked to copy the entire presentation and all linked files to a CD? A CD in these days? How ancient is that? OK, never mind. Let’s rephrase that question -- have you been asked to copy all the content to a folder, a network location, or a USB drive? Fortunately, PowerPoint provides the Package Presentation for CD option that can do this task for you, with just a click or two. In this tutorial, we will learn more about this amazing feature.
Ida Shessel believes that every expert, speaker, and coach who leads a presentation, training session, or seminar can get their message across in a dynamic engaging way. For over 20 years, she has been teaching presenters from around the world in the fields of technology, finance, pharmaceuticals, government, and more how to engage their groups and create effective learning experiences. Ida is the author of several business books including Communicate Like a Top Leader: 64 Strategies Top Leaders Use to Engage, Encourage, and Empower Others.
Once you have inserted an organization chart (org chart) within PowerPoint 2013, you might need to change the layout of the org chart. The "layout" means how the subordinate levels in the hierarchy branch out from top to bottom -- probably you want all subordinates flushed to the left, hanging to the right, or distributed evenly across a horizontal plane -- you will learn more about how this works in this tutorial.
After inserting an Organization Chart (org chart) in PowerPoint 2013, you might need to add more shapes to your org chart. The default org chart that PowerPoint places has a few shapes. However, you might want to add more shapes, as well as newer hierarchy levels for the new shapes you add. Fortunately, you can make these additions and edits with just a click or two. Follow these steps to start adding more shape(s) to your org chart in PowerPoint 2013.
Ellen Finkelstein is a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP, a recognized expert, speaker, trainer, and best-selling author on PowerPoint, presentation skills, and AutoCAD. Her articles have appeared in numerous magazines, newsletters, and blogs. She is presently running the Outstanding Presentations Workshop 2016 series, her webinar series that allows everyone to learn from renowned presentation experts. In this conversation, Ellen talks more about this new webinar series.
Have you ever been in a situation where your presentation looked so awesome with some amazing typography, but when you opened the same presentation on another computer, the text looked positively terrible! This behavior may happen if the font you used is not available on the other computer. The best solution to this problem is to use safe fonts that are available on most computers, or you may also explore the option to embed fonts in your PowerPoint presentation.
Nancy Duarte is CEO of Duarte, Inc. and the author of several best-selling books on presentations and communications. Her latest book, Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies, and Symbols, co-authored with Patti Sanchez, shows how the world's greatest leaders use powerful communication to move people and ideas forward. She has a passion for teaching others about the power of persuasive presentations to drive change in the world. In this conversation, Nancy discusses her keynote at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.
Widescreen slides are becoming the norm, and it is getting difficult to decide which slide proportions you should use for your next presentation, especially if you have no control over the projection environment. We explore this area in our Should You Create Widescreen Slides article. We also get you another foundation-level article--about differences between bitmaps and vector graphics. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2013 users can learn about moving shapes within SmartArt graphics, converting SmartArt into individual shapes, and formatting text attributes within SmartArt. PowerPoint 2010 users can learn about hiding and unhiding slides, and exporting presentations to video clips. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.
Jake Pechtel is the Strategy Lead for TechSmith’s popular screen recording and video editing desktop software, Camtasia. He has an extensive background in marketing and branding, as well as mobile games and applications. In this conversation, Jake discusses how you can record live presentations using Camtasia.
You won’t find an option to add an Organization Chart in PowerPoint 2013’s Insert tab of the Ribbon. Instead, you will find the SmartArt option in the Insert tab, and organization charts are just one of the many variants of SmartArt graphics you can insert into your slide. An organization chart graphically represents the management or hierarchical structure of an organization. If you want to illustrate the reporting relationships in your company or organization, you can create a SmartArt graphic using the Organization Chart variant.
All the SmartArt layouts have text placeholders, which are basically text boxes. You can click and start typing within these placeholders to add text. In the previous tutorial, we showed you how to insert a SmartArt graphic within PowerPoint (or convert some bulleted text to SmartArt), and how the SmartArt Text Pane works. There are several ways to format the SmartArt graphic text; follow these steps to learn more.
Do you know that you can export all your presentation slides into a WMV video clip using nothing other than PowerPoint 2010? This is probably the easiest way to create quick videos from your slides, and is best suited for converting photo slides to video clips. You can also use this technique to create video clips from PowerPoint that can be uploaded to YouTube or other video sharing sites.
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