Last Updated: February 6th 2010
05/20/2013 10:09 PM
Continuing our series of tutorials on PowerPoint 2013, we look at the not so obvious differences between text placeholders and text boxes. We teach you how you can create outlines in Word 2013, and then import the outline content as new slides within PowerPoint. PowerPoint 2011 for Mac users can learn about adding Headers and Footers on their slides, and also on their Notes and Handout pages. Finally, we combined all our Pushpin graphics to make a single large collection -- including all colors and variations, you have 35 pushpin graphics that you can use on your slides.
05/14/2013 04:14 AM
In this issue, we introduce a collection of Map Pin graphics -- while you can use these for maps, you are free to use them anywhere else you need a pin graphic! Patrice-Anne Rutledge discusses her new book, PowerPoint 2013 Absolute Beginner's Guide. We also bring you a great offer in partnership with PowerFinish -- something that has been a very successful promo in past years. Finally, you can learn about the super amazing hierarchial Guide options in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows -- also learn about best practices for working with Guides. For PowerPoint 2011 for Mac users, we continue looking at the cool stuff you can do with videos (movie clips).
05/06/2013 11:56 PM
This issue has evolved as a PowerPoint to social media sharing special! First of all, we explore how you can share your PowerPoint slides as a link off SkyDrive to Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Then there’s another option for sharing your slides (the slides themselves, not just a link) through authorSTREAM on Facebook – Dinesh Awasthi explains more. You can also share presentations off SkyDrive, and not necessarily to social sites only. Do those Windows 8 notifications trouble you? Want them banished forever – we show you how! PowerPoint 2013 for Windows users can learn about the Slide Master view, and how you can change Slide Layouts, whereas PowerPoint 2011 for Mac users will explore cool stuff you can do with videos (movie clips).
04/30/2013 08:36 AM
We first explore how you can share PowerPoint slides with anyone who has an online connection, and how they can view your slides with full fidelity even if they have no PowerPoint installed, thanks to the new Microsoft Office Web Viewer. We then explore some cool VBA code that lets you remove underlines from descenders -- read more to understand this well. We also look at common video and audio formats, and which versions of PowerPoint are compatible with each of these formats. PowerPoint 2013 for Windows users can learn about the new Guide options, whereas PowerPoint 2011 for Mac users will explore cool stuff you can do with videos (movie clips).
04/23/2013 01:46 AM
Do you like it when the underline you use for any word crosses the descenders for some characters? Looks like a strike-through? The good news is that you can stop underlining your descenders! That was about text -- and now about pictures. Here's a question: Are you sure that the Creative Commons licensed picture on Flickr is essentially an original picture? Get answers to this burning question! We also have an interview with Jan Schultink, author of a new book called Pitch It! And to top it all, you'll find the last installment of our Pushpin graphics collection. Finally, you will find simple-to-understand, cross referenced tutorials on PowerPoint tasks. If you use PowerPoint 2013 for Windows, look at our tutorials on working with Grids. PowerPoint 2011 for Mac users will enjoy tutorials on Poster frames and Correction adjustments for movie clips.
04/16/2013 01:40 AM
We get you an exclusive interview with Drew Banks of Prezi -- he discusses the success and origins of Prezi -- and what sets it apart from other slide programs. Brainshark's Andy Zimmerman discusses their new Sales Enablement Portal -- and Jerry Weissman talks about his new book, Winning Strategies for Power Presentations. We also get your more pushpin graphics for your slides this week. Finally, you will find simple-to-understand, cross referenced tutorials on PowerPoint tasks. If you use PowerPoint 2013 for Windows, look at our tutorials on Gridlines and Guides that help you position your slide objects in place. PowerPoint 2011 for Mac users will enjoy tutorials on Text Transforms and Inserting Movie clips.
04/09/2013 12:16 AM
We start this issue with another set of pushpin graphics! Put these on four corners of your pictures, or just place one of them on the top center of your picture! We've combined all our pushpin graphic sets into one simple download now! Read our review about MagPointer -- this is a fascinating PowerPoint add-in to try out, and makes it easier to present data heavy slides. Matt Carter is based out of the Northwestern part of the US, and he discusses his book, Designing Science Presentations -- great if you work in science, medicine, research or related fields -- but his book is essentially great reading for any PowerPoint designer. We continue with our tutorials on the new PowerPoint 2013 for Windows -- also you'll find ways to make your text stand apart in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac. Enjoy this issue, and do send us your feedback!
04/01/2013 10:29 PM
In this issue, we complete our Organic Series collection and also bring you an amazing combo offer with an e-book. There is an exclusive conversation with Jim Endicott who discusses the 2013 Presentation Impact Survey results. Any Zimmerman from SlideShark talks about the new broadcasting ability for presentations – right from an iPad! Claudyne Wilder explains how you can create a story from your own life to hold your audience’s attention. There are tutorials on using fills for text in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac – and how you can reset pictures in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows. And learn about the new Slides pane in PowerPoint 2013.
03/25/2013 11:50 PM
In this issue, we explore the topic of picture copyrights again -- this time we look at whether the person who provides permission is actually the original owner of the asset, or not! We also bring you Organic Rectangles, part of our hugely popular Organic Shapes series. Cindy Pearson talks about a free online PDF to PowerPoint converter -- and you can look at our Eight Petals Circle shapes. Finally, you get to read and learn from our PowerPoint tutorials: PowerPoint 2011 for Mac users will learn about texture and picture fills for text. PowerPoint 2010 for Windows users can learn about compressing pictures and setting document resolutions -- also how you can set text indentation using numerical values.
03/19/2013 02:15 AM
In this issue, we have two sets of Concept Slides -- Organic Diamonds and Seven Petals Circles -- both these sets contain ready-made PowerPoint slides with all the graphics you need. Just copy the graphics from these slides and paste into your own slides. Full customization instructions and samples are included to make the entire process easy for you. We have exclusive interviews: Sunil Chandna of Stellar Phoenix PowerPoint Repair discusses how you can avoid corrupting your PowerPoint files, and what you can do to recover them. Peter Watts of Speak2all discusses sync issues between slides and presenters. We also have tutorials for PowerPoint 2010 users -- learn about Advanced Audio Options and also the options available on the Format tab when you have an audio file selected. PowerPoint 2011 for Mac users can learn about WordArt Styles, Text Fills, and Gradient Fills for Text.