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Do you quickly need to translate your slides from English to French or some words from English to Hindi? The best option available to you is to get a professional translator but did you know that PowerPoint includes rudimentary translation skills? This translation is not something that you could use without checking the results, but this is still a great start.
If you already spent many hours creating slides, it’s definitely worth to use them effectively. Slideshows are not only useful as a visual back-up for oral presentations – they can also be used to inform your prospects, to get new leads and to turn them into paying customers. In this blog post, we will have a closer look at the importance of slideshows in the process of capturing and validating leads.
Imagine this situation: you started working on a presentation, saved it couple of times, then got so much involved in your work that you spent an inordinate amount of time working on it without saving it. Then, your computer unexpectedly crashes or just shuts off due to some unexpected crisis. Or maybe just PowerPoint crashes for some reason. Does it mean you are now left with your presentation in the status when you last saved it and lost all your work? Not really because you can restart PowerPoint, and one of two occurrences may happen.
In PowerPoint 2016, when you select any text container such as a text placeholder, shape, or text box, then you may (or may not) see the language specified for the text container on the Status Bar. However it is quite possible that you may not be seeing any language specified on the Status Bar, and this can happen for one of two reasons.
The folks at Eyeful Presentations created a PowerPoint adaptation of The Beauty and the Beast. I reached out to Eyeful, and their Managing Director, Rob Bailey graciously responded. We also explore two articles from our archives on case studies for using Callouts effectively. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2016 users will learn a lot about Custom Dictionaries. We explore creating and editing, plus how you can disable, enable, and set the Default Custom Dictionary. We also look at sharing Custom Dictionaries. For PowerPoint 2013 users, we look at Embedding Fonts and Backstage View's Program Options. Finally, do not miss the press releases and templates of this week.
If you created a long presentation for a particular event or concept and then realize that you used the wrong terminology across the presentation, then what would you do? Yes, you can manually find the problem word and replace its each occurrence. But what if you have more than a few slides? Or even then, you might miss out locating the problem word in some occurrences. Your best choice is to do replace using the Find and Replace option in PowerPoint 2016.
There is a tale that Microsoft commissioned Arial because they wanted something similar to Helvetica as part of their Windows 3.1 operating system in 1992. The latter part may be true, but Microsoft did not commission Arial. Arial was already in existence, ten years prior in 1982 as a bitmap font for IBM printers. It evolved from a 1920s typeface called Monotype Grotesque. However, it won't be diluting the truth to state that Arial owes its omnipresence to Microsoft Windows.
Creating a slide deck, and you suddenly want to authenticate a figure or double-check a fact? Well, there’s no need to open a web browser or even access a conventional dictionary. Research, a less explored option available is available within most Microsoft Office applications, including PowerPoint. This option connects with various online and offline reference sources such as translations, dictionaries, and news services.
Unknown to many users, there are lesser known options within PowerPoint that can change your workflow, and make you work faster. Most of these preferences are to be found within the PowerPoint Options dialog box.
The folks at Eyeful recently created their own version of the Beauty and the Beast tale, all within PowerPoint! I reached out to Eyeful, and their Managing Director, Rob Bailey graciously responded.
Each logged-in user has a default custom dictionary accessible within PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office programs called RoamingCustom.dic. Additionally, you can create and use many more custom dictionaries. Over time, your custom dictionaries may become a very useful resource, especially since any custom dictionary loaded is used by all the Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Let us assume that you have added several words to the custom dictionaries over the last 4 or 5 years, and now you need to move to a new computer.
There are so many different types of Microsoft Office out there that your head could spin. We explain all you need to know in simple terms in our Version and License of Microsoft PowerPoint and Office post. Taylor Ehlert of eLearning Brothers explores the creation of custom Themes in PowerPoint. And Adam Chapman presents his Ultimate Presentation Checklist poster. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2016 users can explore changing fills, lines, and effects in SmartArt graphics, creating and editing AutoCorrect entries, and loading and using custom dictionaries. For PowerPoint 2013 users, we look at General and Advanced Program options. Finally, do not miss the press releases and templates of this week.
Any custom dictionary that you create within PowerPoint or any other Microsoft Office program is used by all the Office applications installed on your computer. Also, any changes made to the list of words within a custom dictionary reflect in proofing tools of all Office applications. Each logged-in user has a default custom dictionary called RoamingCustom.dic, stored in a separate folder for each local user.
Although PowerPoint provides a spelling dictionary which contains a list of all common words, you might be working on a particular project that uses uncommon words not found in everyday language. You could edit a custom dictionary or load a ready-made third-party dictionary within PowerPoint. But you can actually create your own dictionary that includes a set of words for a particular project. So, if you need to do a legal presentation for a client once a year, you could create a separate dictionary for just this one project, and then edit it as required within a text editor such as Notepad.
PowerPoint’s Themes are technically different from templates in many ways, but let’s look at similarities. Themes function great as templates to use when starting a new project or presentation. They are useful in getting the creative juices flowing and are often used “as is” for professional presentations. What many people don’t know, or just feel like they don’t have the time for, is that Themes are templates meant to be changed. And every aspect of a Theme can be tweaked and modified to fit the exact specifications that you require.
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 2013 for Windows tutorial.
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