Learn PowerPoint 2016 and explore some product reviews and conversations from Indezine.
The Advanced tab of the PowerPoint Options dialog box contains advanced, and some not-so-advanced options related to the appearance and working of the PowerPoint interface. Changes to these options can result in a very different and more efficient workflow. The PowerPoint Options dialog box can be accessed as explained in our Backstage View: Program Options in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows tutorial.
First of all, we get you a conversation with Steven Blom of Sendsteps, who explains “When attending a conference, meeting or presentation, however, you'll experience that most people do not feel the freedom to speak up.” We then bring you Scott Schwertly of Ethos3, who talks about his groundbreaking, new book called What’s Your Presentation Persona? And then we explore how INSCALE from Germany uses PowerPoint's Morph transition to do some cool slides. Dominic Späth from INSCALE also shares some insight. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2016 users can learn about SmartArt Picture Layouts, convert SmartArt to text, and insert pictures from OneDrive and Facebook. You will also explore how you can add Services to your Microsoft Account. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.
The General tab of the PowerPoint Options dialog box contains basic, yet some very important options related to the appearance and working of the PowerPoint interface. Changes to these options can result in a very different and more efficient workflow. The PowerPoint Options dialog box can be accessed as explained in our Backstage View: Program Options in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows tutorial. In this tutorial, we will explore the various options within the General tab of the PowerPoint Options dialog box.
We already showed how you can add connected services in PowerPoint 2016. Although it may seem that you are adding these services to PowerPoint, you are essentially connecting them to all programs and platforms connected with your Microsoft account, including OneDrive, all of Office 2016, even your Windows operating system. Wherever used, these connected services help you access your settings and recent files or templates across all your devices, including laptops, tablets, and even smartphones. Additionally, some services allow you to access media and document files.
PowerPoint's Morph transition effect continues to impress, and among my favorite users of this transition effect is INSCALE, a design agency based in Germany. We will talk more about Morph and INSCALE soon, but first do look at their Morph showcase presentation. Do notice that the folks at INSCALE have really pushed Morph to the limits, and they have many more presentations that we will explore in upcoming posts.
Microsoft Office 2016 applications work well with cloud platforms such as OneDrive. Roaming capabilities enable when you log into your Microsoft account within Office applications such as PowerPoint. Once logged in, all your settings, including your recent files or templates, will be synced across all your devices, including laptops, tablets, and even smartphones.
Scott Schwertly is the Founder and CEO of Ethos3 and the creator of Badge, a proprietary presentation assessment tool which helps presenters discover and maximize their presentation style. He is also the author of two books, What's Your Presentation Persona? (McGraw-Hill, 2017) and How to be a Presentation God (Wiley, 2011). In this conversation, Scott discusses his new book, What's Your Presentation Persona? that he co-authored with Sunday Mancini.
PowerPoint enables you to insert online pictures in more than one way, and explored these various options in our Insert Online Pictures in PowerPoint 2016 tutorial. This is the last tutorial of this series, and you will learn how you can use the Facebook option to insert pictures which are uploaded within your Facebook account, straight into PowerPoint 2016.
Steven Blom is a serial entrepreneur and co-founded Sendsteps, a PowerPoint add-in that allows the audience to ask questions with their mobile phone to the speaker on stage. He received his Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering of the Delft University of Technology and graduated Cum Laude. In this conversation, Steven discusses Sendsteps.
Our next option within the Insert Online Pictures in PowerPoint 2016 series of tutorials is exploring how you can insert pictures from your OneDrive account. Note that you must have some pictures already uploaded to your OneDrive folders for working with this tutorial. Luckily with OneDrive's camera upload options for all phone platforms, most of us possibly already have tons of pictures in our OneDrive folders.
We start with something unusual: how you can draw a petal shape in PowerPoint. This result is very easy to achieve, and yet not so obvious. We also provide a video tutorial on creating a petal shape in PowerPoint. We then bring you a review of Wondershare Filmora, a new video editing program. You can also learn how to identify the version and license of the PowerPoint instance installed on your computer. We cover this tutorial for Windows users; a similar tutorial for Mac users has already been provided. And finally, PowerPoint MVP Nolan Haims pays his tribute to Hans Rosling by sharing a technique that lets you morph between bubble charts in PowerPoint. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2016 users can learn about the types of vertexes, also known as points. You will encounter points when you edit shapes. In this same series, we also show opening and closing paths, and curved/straight line segments. We also show you how you can insert pictures from Bing and Flickr, right inside PowerPoint. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.
One of PowerPoint’s amazing options is the feature that lets you convert your existing bulleted text to a SmartArt graphic. Many times, though, you might want to do the reverse; that is converting SmartArt back to bulleted text. When Microsoft introduced SmartArt in PowerPoint 2007, this reverse conversion was not possible but in later versions, Microsoft added this ability. Follow these steps to do the conversion of SmartArt to bulleted text in PowerPoint 2016. Do note though that you will be left with just plain text rather than any shapes or visuals.
Pictures have an important role in presentation slides since they add imagination and visualization to your slides. To make pictures more impactful, you can even apply borders and effects to them, and also try some Picture Styles that PowerPoint offers. Other than these options, there is one more option that works in the same way as how you convert text to SmartArt. This is the Picture Layout option that similarly converts selected pictures into SmartArt.
OK, the title of this post is missing an important word, but I won't tell you about the missing word right away. First, let us remember Hans Rosling, who died on 7 February 2017 aged 68. He was an amazing speaker, and his TED talks have been viewed many times. He was also known for his non-profit organization, Gapminder, which he founded with his son Ola and daughter-in-law Anna. Hans Rosling played with data by literally moving data with his hand gestures in fascinating ways.
There are many, many options as far as inserting pictures from online sources within PowerPoint are concerned. Other than using the Bing Image Search options, you can also access Flickr. Flickr is probably the greatest online resource for pictures uploaded by photographers and enthusiasts all over the world. However, unlike with the Bing option, PowerPoint does not allow you to simply go and insert anyone's Creative Commons licensed pictures from Flickr.
If you use PowerPoint or any other Microsoft Office program on Windows, then here's a quick question for you. Do you know which version you are using? And if the version question seemed easy, do you know what sort of license you have for Microsoft Office? If you know the answers to both these questions, or even if you don't, this post is for you. Let us explore easy ways to identify version and license details for Microsoft Office on your Windows system.
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