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by Geetesh Bajaj, April 30th 2013

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Share PowerPoint Presentations Online using the Microsoft Office Web Viewer

Share PowerPoint Presentations Online using the Microsoft Office Web Viewer Let us say that you want to share your PowerPoint presentations with others - but you don’t know if they have a version of PowerPoint installed on their computers. Or what if you change your presentation slides, and you want your audience or intended recipients to always have access to your updated content? If either of these scenarios sounds familiar to you, then you will love Microsoft’s new Microsoft Office Web Viewer.

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VBA Code: Remove Underlines from Descenders

VBA Code: Remove Underlines from Descenders First a little history -- look at our Stop Underlining Your Descenders! article -- of course, as per that article you can manually remove underlines from all characters such as g, j, p, q, and y that sport descenders. However, the task of individually selecting characters to remove underlines is fine if you need to do so for an important slide title or just your opening slide. What if you want to do the same task for an entire presentation? You can do this task in PowerPoint super-quickly using some simple VBA code, as Steve Rindsberg of PowerPoint FAQ explains.

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PowerPoint Friendly Video Formats

PowerPoint Friendly Video Formats Different PowerPoint versions support a plethora of video file formats – not surprisingly, the new PowerPoint versions support a larger number of file formats for video. This table provides information about video file format compatibility at a quick glance.

Learn about the video file formats that are supported by various PowerPoint versions

PowerPoint Friendly Audio Formats

             Friendly Audio Formats Different PowerPoint versions support a number of audio file formats obviously, the new PowerPoint versions support a larger number of file formats for audio. This table provides information about audio file format compatibility at a quick glance.

Learn about the audio file formats that are supported by various PowerPoint versions

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Adding More Guides
Once you have made Guides visible on your PowerPoint slides, they show up in the same position on all other slides within the presentation. You'll find that only two Guides -- one horizontal and one vertical Guide are visible at first, and these two Guides intersect at the center of the slide. Most of the time, this might work for you, but you can actually add more Guides since these can help in positioning slide objects better across successive slides.
New Guide Options
Among the many new features in PowerPoint 2013, probably the most useful yet less obvious ones are the capabilities added to Guides. New for this version are these extra capabilities: Guides can be added through the right-click menu, and you can add new Guides that are offset to your existing Guides. Guides also no longer need to be black in color -- you can choose from 10 colors. You need not drag a Guide off the slide to remove it -- there's a dedicated Delete option.

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Video (Movie) Recolor Options
PowerPoint 2011 allows you make limited changes to your inserted movie clips. In a previous tutorial, we have already explored how you can correct the brightness and contract for an inserted movie by using the Corrections option. Additionally, you can also completely recolor your inserted movie -- for example, you can make your full color movie appear grayscale, or even like a duo-toned movie combining grayscale with any one color such as blue, green, etc. Do remember that the movie Recolor options work almost similarly to Picture Recolor options.
Movie Styles
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.
Video (Movie) Borders
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.

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