Date Created: November 4th 2010
Last Updated: November 4th 2010
05/21/2013 09:18 PM
In PowerPoint, the Slide Master influences the layout and look of all slides in your presentation. One of the changes you can make to your Slide Master is applying the Background Style used so that all slide layouts and actual slides in your presentation use a different slide background. In this tutorial, we will explore how you can choose from any of the 12 available Background Styles to apply to the Slide Master.
05/16/2013 12:50 AM
Similar to how you can add Headers and Footers to your slides, you can also add Headers and Footers to your Notes and Handout pages. Different from the slides which are primarily presented through a display device such as a monitor or a TV screen or a projector, Notes and Handouts are essentially intended for printing. Let us explore how to add Headers and Footers to make your printed Notes and Handout pages look more professional and useful.
05/14/2013 03:55 AM
The terms Header and Footer arrived from the word processing programs. These denote repeated elements that show at the top and bottom of every page. Headers and Footers are different from each other on PowerPoint slides only considering their position -- the Footer is a line of text that usually appears at the bottom of a slide.
05/13/2013 01:12 AM
In PowerPoint, there are plenty of options to enhance your movie clips -- these may make your original movie clip appear entirely different from what you started with! The fact that you can make your movies look so different in PowerPoint 2011 with customizations galore can sometimes prove to be a disadvantage, especially if you want to get rid of all customizations and get back to original state of your movie clip. Fortunately, the Reset option is just what you need at this point of time!
05/07/2013 11:52 PM
PowerPoint provides you with plenty of options to enhance your movie clip. These options include Correction Adjustments, Recoloring, Movie Styles, Movie Effects, Movie Shapes, and Movie Borders. These options will make your movie clips look better and focused -- yet, there are some very basic movie editing options that can be even more significant. These include how you can resize, rotate, and flip your inserted movie clips. Resizing can help you change the dimensions of your movie clips, while slight changes in rotation values can draw attention. Flip, the last of these options though is something you will almost never use -- unless you want to do something drastically different!
05/05/2013 08:49 PM
You can crop a movie clip on your PowerPoint slide in almost the same way you crop a picture. Before you crop though, ascertain whether PowerPoint's Crop option will help enhance your inserted movie -- don't just do a crop if it adds no extra value to your movie clip. The Crop option allows you to remove non-required areas of a movie -- for example, if the subject of your movie is a person speaking who is surrounded by a large, distracting background of other people or moving objects, you may want to crop the movie so that the cropped movie now focuses more on the speaker, and gets rid of all the extra distractions.
05/02/2013 06:12 AM
In PowerPoint, your inserted movie clip is always placed as in a traditional rectangular shape, which is exactly what most users expect since it does seem safe and conventional. However, PowerPoint 2011 allows you to crop your movie to various shapes such as a circle, an oval, a wave, a triangle, or any of PowerPoint's default shapes. However, while selecting shapes for your movie clips, do remember that most of the shapes other than a Rectangle may crop out some parts of your movie clips. That's why you can play around with shapes such as a rounded rectangle -- but ponder a lot before you place a movie within a semi-circle or a pointed star!
04/30/2013 08:00 AM
You can always use movie clips inserted in your PowerPoint slides as they are. However, to enhance their appearance and make them look more coordinated with the look of your slides, you can also apply Corrections, Recolor, Movie Styles, and Movie Borders to your inserted movies. Having said so, you are certainly not limited to the options mentioned above -- PowerPoint also offers you Movie Effects, which are very similar to Shape Effects. Movie Effects let you apply various effects such as Shadow, Glow, Bevel, 3-D Rotation, Soft Edges etc. to a selected movie clip.
04/25/2013 08:40 PM
After placing a movie clip on your slide, you can do so much to enhance its look. For example, you may apply corrections, or recolor your movies. Additionally, you can also apply any of the preset Movie Styles available which is a quick and easy way to enhance the look of your movie clip without spending too much time. In addition, there are few more options that PowerPoint 2011 provides -- in this tutorial, we'll explore how to add a frame like effect to your movie by using the Border option.
04/23/2013 11:17 PM
Movie Styles work for movie clips in the same way as Shape Styles work for shapes. PowerPoint provides you with ready to use Movie Styles for your movie (video) clips which add edges, constrain your movie clip to shapes, and also add effects to your movie clip -- and all of this can be applied with just a single click. Your movie clips no longer need to be rectangular -- some of the Movie Styles change the movie clip so that it plays within an oval or a rounded rectangle. Movie Styles also transform the look of your inserted movie clips by applying borders, 3-D effects, shadows, frames, etc. around your movie clip.