Last Updated: February 6th 2010
03/25/2013 09:17 PM
Once a picture is inserted within PowerPoint, any manipulations you make to that picture are strictly only on the surface. The appearance of the picture changes on the slide, but the unaltered picture is stored within your PowerPoint presentation. Essentially that's good because if you make many changes to a picture -- and then regret experimenting -- then you can just reset your picture rather than starting all over again! There's one caveat though -- the option to reset any picture back to its original form works only if you have not run any compression options for your presentation.
03/22/2013 03:07 AM
One of PowerPoint's greatest qualities is that you can get all sorts of content from disparate sources and add them all within one presentation to create a unified document. Pictures are one of the most important content types you add on your slides -- however, each picture you insert may have different resolutions -- and thus even though you may have sized your picture to look like a small postage stamp on your slide, it may be increasing your file size by several megabytes. You can of course manually compress pictures in your presentation -- additionally, you can set the document resolution for any presentation -- this option will compress pictures you insert automatically to the default resolution you set.
03/19/2013 10:47 PM
There is no doubt that a presentation with relevant pictures is more effective than just a plain text presentation. Although pictures enhance the look of your presentation, they can also phenomenally increase the size of your presentation file. PowerPoint 2010 is better in that respect compared to previous versions because it does some compression even if you may not be aware -- yet there is an option to make the compression even more effective.
03/17/2013 10:47 PM
When your text paragraphs comprise multiple bulleted levels, indentation becomes a must to make your text look consistent and clear. Indent Markers visible on the Ruler are probably the easiest way to achieve structured results. However, this method does not let you precisely position the indentation since you just drag and pull the Indent Markers rather than setting them up via an exact numerical value. Fortunately, you can also set indentation using set numerical values -- for this you need to access the Paragraph dialog box.
03/13/2013 08:56 PM
When you insert an audio clip on your slide, PowerPoint represents the clip by a sound icon. Of course, it rarely matters what the icon looks like if you have set your audio clip to play automatically. However, if you actually plan to click on this picture to play your audio clip -- then you might want to use another picture instead. The reason why you would use a picture that is different than a sound icon is because you may want to use a picture related to the audio clip -- here are some scenarios.
03/11/2013 09:20 PM
When you insert an audio clip into a PowerPoint slide, you can control its volume, set it to play looped, or even hide the audio icon. These are some of the advanced options available for any inserted audio clip in PowerPoint. Remember that these advanced options only exist so that you can use them when they are required, rather than using them just because they exist! Let us now explore all these options.
03/05/2013 09:15 PM
Once you insert an audio clip into your presentation, you may find that it is too long, or there may be parts in the clip that you don't want the audiences to hear. Or maybe you just need a small bit to play -- like the sound of that trumpet blowing! Although you can scrub the clip using the Player Controls bar to ascertain where you want the clip to begin and end, that option may become monotonous and inaccurate -- and it also looks very unprofessional if you try scrubbing an audio clip right in front of your audience. Fortunately, PowerPoint's trim audio options can make this easy for you -- follow these steps to explore how you can trim an audio clip right inside PowerPoint 2010.
02/27/2013 09:29 PM
After adding a Bookmark to an audio clip, you may want to edit or remove the Bookmark altogether. In PowerPoint you can't edit a Bookmark -- for example, you cannot change the time of your Bookmark from 30 seconds to 28 seconds. To achieve this change, you have to delete the earlier Bookmark, and then add a new Bookmark on the time position that you want. - See more at: http://blog.indezine.com/2013/02/learn-powerpoint-2010-for-windows_28.html#sthash.oSkMP8xG.dpuf
02/19/2013 10:35 AM
One of the very important, new abilities in PowerPoint 2010 relates to you being able to play your audio files from a certain point within the clip. To do so, you need to use the Bookmarks feature. Bookmarks in PowerPoint are similar to the conventional bookmarks you place within the pages of a book you read. In the same way that you can easily access a particular page with the help of a bookmark, the Bookmarks you add to an audio clip become indicators of the position you want to play the clip from.
02/12/2013 09:02 PM
Insert an audio file within your PowerPoint slide, and you can play it either with a click, or set it to play automatically. Whichever option you choose, some files can sound loud and unexpected! Have you not experienced the sudden scare or shock when a shrill voice interrupts an almost silent environment? Rather than shake the soul of your audiences, you can use PowerPoint's fade options to add a gradual increase to the volume of your audio files. PowerPoint provides both Fade In and Fade Out effects that you can add to the beginning and end of your audio clips. These fade options make your audio clips sound smoother and more subtle.