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PowerPoint Feedback and UserVoice: Does This Go Anywhere?

PowerPoint Feedback and UserVoice: Does This Go Anywhere?

Do you see the dashboard-like screen in the display shown in the picture? There’s a story behind that display! Feedback from end users is always important for any product. However, what do you do when the product in question is PowerPoint? Yes, the same PowerPoint presentation program that millions of people have been using for more than 25 years. Predictably, feedback just needs to raise itself to a whole new level.

Shawn Villaron from Microsoft shares a story.



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Concept Slides: Organic Shapes with Brush Edges

Concept Slides: Organic Shapes with Brush Edges

You get 8 shape types plus lines as part of this Organic Shapes collection. Each of these 8 shape types have 10 variants. So you end up with 80 hand-drawn shape options! Again each of these 80 shapes have 12 brush stroke styles! Plus you get the lines and arrows in 12 brush stroke styles too. Combine all variations to end up with more than 3000 possibilities.

Download and use now.

Sign In, Sign Out, and Switch Accounts in PowerPoint 2013 on Windows 7

Sign In, Sign Out, and Switch Accounts in PowerPoint 2013 on Windows 7

Office 2013 programs such as PowerPoint 2013 work with their own Accounts system. Many options within PowerPoint show up or change depending upon which Account you are signed into, and these include your Recent Files list, your connected services, and even the interface color for your program. While these customizations show up irrespective of whether you are running PowerPoint 2013 on Windows 8 or Windows 7, the process in which you sign in and switch Accounts differs a little in both these Windows versions. In this tutorial, you’ll explore the Account management for PowerPoint 2013 within a Windows 7 environment.

Learn how to sign in, sign out, and switch Microsoft Accounts in PowerPoint 2013 on Windows 7.

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Custom Backgrounds for Slide Master and Layouts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

April 19, 2018

Custom Backgrounds for Slide Master and Layouts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Content and appearance are the two major components of presentation slides. Among them, the former is always more significant than the latter. But that does not mean you should neglect the latter. A simple looking presentation with a clean background is always a great idea since that doesn't overpower your message. Yet, there are plenty of opportunities to go beyond a plain background and use a less restrained background instead. Your choice for a slide background should complement the content of your presentation. For example, you'll want a flashier background for slides created for kindergarten students, or if you were creating a PowerPoint greeting card. On the other hand, you may want a washed out, faded, or even a subtle patterned picture for a typical business presentation.

Learn how to apply custom backgrounds to both the Slide Master and Slide Layouts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Overcoming Clichés in Pictures

April 18, 2018

Overcoming Clichés in Pictures

How many times have you seen the same globe visual used within a slide or even a picture of shaking hands? Or a picture of a phone operator, or even some people smiling while working in an office? These are clichés, but clichés on their own are not bad as a starting point to evolve further. Don’t stop there though, and don’t decide that you have reached a conclusion with that predictable visual thought. In fact, there is not one but four ways to discover more original thoughts that go beyond clichés!

Learn about clichés in using common pictures, and how you can overcome them.


Remove Animations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

April 18, 2018

Remove Animations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Removing an animation in PowerPoint is a simple select-and-delete task, but even before you remove any animation, do ascertain why you want to remove it. Here are some obvious questions to consider before removing animations: Do you want to remove both the animation and the slide object that is animated? Or do you want to just remove the animation, and let the slide object be? Or maybe, you don't want to remove the animation or the slide object. You just want to change the animation? Now that you have established what you want to do, removing an animation is very easy.

Learn to remove animations from slide objects in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: April 17, 2018

April 17, 2018

PowerPoint and Presenting News: April 17, 2018

We feature Doug Thomas, who created training content for the Office Training Center, including the Office 15-Minute Webinars and Doug from Office video series. In this feature, Doug explores the right approach to using PowerPoint more effectively. We also bring you the exclusive Pslides offer for lifetime access to over 10,000 PowerPoint presentation templates for just $150. We then explore reasons why you may want to hide slide titles and learn two ways to hide them. This is a much better option than deleting slide titles!

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about editing points in Motion Path animations, position previews, and packaging a presentation to a CD or a folder. The latter tutorial is also available for PowerPoint 2013 for Windows users. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can explore changing Background Styles for Slide Layouts. Plus, we also have a tutorial on Slide Layouts within Slide Master view. And if that wasn’t enough for this week, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates released in the last seven days.

Stay informed about updated tutorials and happenings related to PowerPoint and presenting.

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