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by Geetesh Bajaj, June 23, 2015

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New Group: PowerPoint and Presenting on iOS

New Group: PowerPoint and Presenting on iOS

We have set up a new LinkedIn group called PowerPoint and Presenting on iOS - this is a group to ask questions, help each other, discuss and debate PowerPoint and presenting features on the iOS platform (iPads, iPhones, iPads) -- for phones, phablets, and tablets. Also open to any other presenting platform on the iPad including Keynote, Prezi, etc. Also discuss iPad presenting, projector and display issues, communicating, convincing, etc.

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Public Speaking Resources on Udemy: Conversation with Josh Leskar
Josh Leskar

Josh Leskar is a Marketing Specialist at Udemy -- a global marketplace for teaching and learning that gives people everywhere the opportunity to advance their careers, change professions, develop a personal passion, or simply learn something new. He is passionate about changing the world of education as we know it, hoping to make it more affordable and accessible around the world. In his spare time, he is an avid baker, runner, positive peer-pressurer and former competitive public speaker. In this conversation, Josh discusses the Public Speaking resources available on Udemy.

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PowerPoint Backgrounds With Photoshop: Reticulation Effects
PowerPoint Backgrounds With Photoshop: Reticulation Effects

Creating slide backgrounds for use in PowerPoint is something that can use a little help from Photoshop. That's because Photoshop has an amazing repertoire of tricks that makes creating backgrounds easy. One of the effects in Photoshop called Reticulation lets you achieve all these objectives. In olden days, Reticulation was the process of crafting metal by inducing heat through a torch - ending up with metal which is patterned into ridges, textures and emboss effects. Nowadays, of course only artists and craftsmen use the Reticulation process as most metal is machine made. Photoshop's Reticulation filter tries to emulate this amazing effect.

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Learn PowerPoint for iPad: Getting Started
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Running PowerPoint

When you launch PowerPoint on the iPad by tapping on its icon, you load up the interface. In this tutorial, we will provide you with a walk-through of this interface. Actions that take place as the result of tapping on the options available will be explained here - and will also be linked to more detailed tutorials elsewhere on this site.
Choosing a Theme to Start

Whenever you create a new presentation using PowerPoint for the iPad, you will first have to choose a Theme that will determine the appearance of your slides. A Theme is essentially something that determines the colors, fonts, effects, backgrounds, and layouts available to you as defaults within the slides you create. Do notice that by default, all the Themes you see sport Widescreen aspect ratios (16:9). If you are creating a presentation that you will deliver elsewhere, then there's nothing to worry about. However if you are planning to present this new presentation from the iPad, then you will want to make sure that the slides you create use a Standard (4:3) aspect ratio.
Apply Themes

You might think that PowerPoint on the iPad may be underpowered compared to its siblings on the desktop - but that's not true at all since Microsoft has managed to fit in a high level of aptitude even in a version that runs on a tablet. Yes, you won't find every single option here - but you can certainly change Themes for your presentations, as we shall learn in this tutorial.
Account and Sign In

To really use and benefit with PowerPoint on an iPad, you will have to sign in with your Microsoft Account. So what is a Microsoft Account? It is essentially the email address that you use with Microsoft services such as Hotmail, Live.com, Xbox, etc. When you run PowerPoint for the first time on your iPad, you are asked to sign in - if you already did so at that point of time, then you need not do anything else now since you are already signed in. On the other hand, if you continued that time without signing in, you can choose to sign in at a later time.

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Picture Slide Layouts
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Working With Picture Slide Layouts

PowerPoint's, Slide Layouts are a very useful feature because they let you use a boilerplate arrangement of placeholders repeatedly, resulting in slides that are laid out consistently. And, you can also create your own custom Slide Layouts. While very few users create their own custom Slide Layouts, even fewer will create a custom Slide Layout with pictures! That's unfortunate since Picture Slide Layouts can make your slides look so unique. In this tutorial, we will show you how you can easily create your own Picture Slide Layout in PowerPoint 2011.

Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Pen and Highlighter Tools
PowerPoint 2011 Tutorials

Using the Pen and Highlighter Tools in Slide Show View

Annotation can play a large role in how you interact with your audience while presenting - and PowerPoint provides you with useful Pen and Highlighter tools that can change your static slide into a whiteboard upon which you can doodle and write! In this tutorial, we will learn how these tools can be helpful.
Ink Tools

When you use the pen and highlighter tools to annotate in PowerPoint 2010, you are provided with an option to save those annotations when you exit Slide Show view. If you do opt to save them, then you will actually open doors to new capabilities that will allow you to edit these annotations -- in fact you can also change these annotations to shapes and work more with them!

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