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Thin Smiles, Thinner Audiences!

Thin Smiles, Thinner Audiences!

Yesterday evening, our bank invited us to a presentation by one of their insurance consultants–and that caused me to run into something I have never experienced before in more than a decade of presenting and teaching people how to present! What I encountered was a thin smile. The presenter had this thin smile plastered on his face right from the start to the end of his presentation, and that lasted for a good hour and half. Fortunately, I had my iPad with me–so I used it to good advantage to pencil all my thoughts immediately!

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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.

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Photoshop Tutorials

Photoshop Tutorials

We have a bunch of Photoshop tutorials that are geared towards PowerPoint users, but even otherwise, these can be very helpful to many other users. We look at PNG cutouts, creating gradients in Difference mode, TIFF and Alpha channel export, Reticulation and Gaussian Blur effects, plus using shapes from Illustrator.

Explore Photoshop tutorials, including information on how to use Photoshop effectively for PowerPoint users.

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Removing Customizations from PCB Files in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

January 16, 2019

Removing Customizations from PCB Files in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

PowerPoint add-ins help in adding new capabilities that can polish your presentation in many ways. But when the time comes to uninstall these add-ins for whatsoever reason, you might be surprised to find their menu customizations, such as buttons that represent add-in features still exist! Click those menu extensions and nothing may happen, but these menu options are still there! In another scenario, you may have customized your PowerPoint menus and toolbars to a large extent. Now, you want to restore everything to a pristine state, almost like how the interface looked when you first installed PowerPoint. In either case, it is possible to lose all these customizations. The key to this solution lies in PCB files.

Learn how to remove customizations from PowerPoint’s PCB files in PowerPoint 2016.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: January 15, 2019

January 15, 2019

Photoshop Tutorials

We first explore the topic of font sizes in a slide, and how much smaller you can go with font sizes to ensure that the last person in the room can read your slide content. We also invite you to Taylor Croonquist's PowerPoint Shortcut Secrets webinar for 2019. We then explore some Photoshop tutorials that will benefit PowerPoint users. We also look at using Photos in Presentations.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn how to Repair Office and PowerPoint. PowerPoint 2013 for Windows users can explore Gradient Fills for Text. PowerPoint 2010 for Windows will learn about Creating Anchor Points for Connectors, and PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can explore Gradient Outlines, and the Account Tab in Backstage 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 week.

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


Fills for Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

January 15, 2019

Fills for Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

When you insert shapes on a PowerPoint slide, you will notice that all shapes you insert contain the same fill. Most of the time, the shapes may contain a solid color fill. Similarly, you may insert hundreds of shapes and they all have this same default fill. Have you ever wanted to change this fill to something else? You can change the fill of any shape to a solid color fill, or even change the fill type altogether to a pattern, texture, or picture.

Learn about different fill types for shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Repair Office and PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

January 11, 2019

Repair Office and PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows was released on September 22, 2015. It is the successor of the previous version, Office 2013, and among the most used programs across the globe. However, after using the Office 2016 programs such as PowerPoint, Word, and Excel repeatedly, there may be times when these applications face some serious issues such as crashes, corrupted files, etc. And in some scenarios, you may not be able to run any Office 2016 application. At this point in time, you may wish to perform some magical process that will resolve the issue.

Learn how to repair Office and PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.

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