by Geetesh Bajaj, November 13th 2012
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Enhanced Presenter View in PowerPoint 2013

Enhanced Presenter View in PowerPoint 2013PowerPoint 2013's Presenter View is one of its most revamped features -- but first let us discuss what Presenter View actually is. It's a special view that accompanies Slide Show view and is typically used in a two display environment such as a laptop and a projector. The projector then shows the actual slides -- that's what we commonly call Slide Show view. While Presenter view in PowerPoint 2010 and earlier versions had to be turned on, PowerPoint 2013 automatically detects if you have two displays and turns on Presenter view.

Learn about PowerPoint 2013's enhanced Presenter View.

Handmade Slides: Frame Corners for PowerPoint

Handmade Slides: Frame Corners for PowerPoint

These easy to use, ready-made frame corners are already placed in PowerPoint slides. Use these to make your pictures look different and stand apart. All frame corners have been provided in two variations: black and white. Both variations are contained within two separate slides in one presentation that you can download. Copy and paste individual frame corners over the pictures on your slide. First, position the copied frame corner properly on the top-left corner of your picture, then duplicate and rotate it and use for the other three corners.

These frame corners are made available to you as native PowerPoint shapes -- you can change their fill, line, and effect attributes as required. Additionally, these can also be customized with Shape Styles just like any other PowerPoint shape. You can also paste them into a Word document, an Excel worksheet, or any other program.

Handmade Slides: Frame Corners Handmade Slides: Frame Corners
Download these frame corners, and use them in your slides.

Building PowerPoint Templates: Conversations with Echo Swinford and Julie Terberg

Building PowerPoint TemplatesEcho Swinford is a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP (Most Valuable Professional). When she's not adding tutorials and information to her Echo's Voice site, she is busy creating PowerPoint templates or conducting training sessions for a variety of clients. Echo is also the author of Building PowerPoint Templates Step by Step with the Experts, published by Que. In this conversation, Echo discusses this new book she co-authored with Julie Terberg.

Read the conversation here.

Julie Terberg is a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP (Most Valuable Professional) and the owner of Terberg Design LLC. She has more than 20 years of presentation-design and computer-graphic experience. She specializes in custom presentations designed to help presenters better communicate with their audiences. Julie is also the author of Building PowerPoint Templates Step by Step with the Experts, published by Que. In this conversation, Julie discusses this new book she co-authored with Echo Swinford.

Read the conversation here.

Indezine Thanksgiving PowerPoint Kit

Indezine Thanksgiving PowerPoint KitThe Indezine Thanksgiving Kit is a self-contained set of slides and other goodies that provides you with everything you need to create Thanksgiving picture slides within PowerPoint. This kit contains a Thanksgiving PowerPoint Theme, a foodie font, some silhouette pictures, scrapbook style embellishments, some textures, and even a few sample slides to get you started. Use this kit as a starting point to create your own picture slides! Then you can email your creations, or share them as a movie clip using PowerPoint's Create a Video option. You can also upload the presentation to online sharing sites.

Download and use this Thanksgiving PowerPoint Kit.

FotoMagico 4: The Indezine Review

FotoMagico 4: The Indezine ReviewFotoMagico 4 creates slideshow presentations using photos from an iPhoto, Aperture, or Adobe Lightroom library or any folder on your local Mac OS X drive. You can also add videos and titles to your slideshow, and play around with the transitions such as zooming pictures to highlight important areas of your pictures, and finally share your slideshows with others in a variety of formats such as a standalone player, a DVD, a QuickTime video clip, or publishing your slideshow to YouTube.

Read the Indezine review of FotoMagico 4.

Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Text and Pictures

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Numbered Lists and Text

Remember Slides Seen 2 Days Ago?
After a typical presentation, how much do attendees remember when they walk out of the room? Are there some parts of a presentation that they remember more, and if that's true, then why? What can presenters and slide designers do so that the audience can have a better memory recall about their message and content?
These were the questions we sent to Dr. Carmen Simon earlier this year. She had already pondered about these questions before, and was intrigued enough to put together a study. She calls it a major endeavor and needs real audience input now -- the purpose of her study is to find the answers to these questions. Empirically!

Thanksgiving is providing you 20% off any PowerPoint template collection (Including this Thanksgiving collection) -- go to the special landing page on to learn more.
Thanksgiving PowerPoint Templates
Thanksgiving PowerPoint Templates
Thanksgiving PowerPoint Templates

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