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Introducing SlideProof for PowerPoint: by Jan Metchel

Jan Metchel

SlideProof is an all-in-one PowerPoint add-in to deliver presentations better and faster. With this software, you will have access to many tools such as: Agenda to structure your presentation, Library to find and share content with your teams, Productivity to edit, unify and send your content, and Check to deliver flawless presentations.

Read more in this guest post by Jan Metchel.

Smallest Font Size for Slides

Smallest Font Size for Slides

Most PowerPoint designers love to have white space on their slides, but there will always be demands from clients to include more and more content. Now, this is not a great idea because slides need to be aesthetic and focussed–and adding so much more textual or any other content negates the very idea of well-designed slides. Adding extra content is, therefore, a compromise that you should avoid. In the real world, there will be many reasons to cram this content, and the immediate result is that designers have to use a font size that’s smaller than what they started with. But really speaking, what is the smallest font size that you can use?

Learn more here.

Photos in Presentations

Photos in Presentations

Who doesn’t like to use photos in their presentation slides? But did you know that using photos in presentations is a two-edged sword that can help you conquer the minds of others, but can also hurt you in the process? How can you be hurt?

Take a peek into secrets professionals use for photos in presentations.

Jeopardy-Like PowerPoint Template (25 Questions)

Jeopardy-Like PowerPoint Template (25 Questions)

Want to play a Jeopardy-like game using PowerPoint slides? Yes, this is absolutely doable but making PowerPoint slides with all the interactivity and layouts takes too much work. Fortunately, we have done the work for you. Just download our Jeopardy-like 25 (5x5) question PowerPoint template, replace the placeholders provided for questions, answers, and categories - and you're done! You'll still need a real human being to track scores - and you could soon be playing this amazing game as part of a fun exercise, a training program, or even a quiz show.

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This template is entirely Theme aware. Change your Theme colors and fonts - and everything automatically updates. We tested this template in both Windows (2007, 2010, and 2013) and Mac (2008 and 2011) versions of PowerPoint.

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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.

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Video Borders

Video Borders in PowerPoint 2016

Once you insert a video clip on your slide, you can do so much more to enhance its look. Probably, you may want to apply corrections or recolor your videos. Additionally, you can also apply any of the preset Video Styles available. This is a quick and easy way to add some character to your video without spending too much time. Further, there are small niceties that PowerPoint 2016 provides, such as adding a border to your video clip. In this tutorial, we'll explore how to add a frame-like effect to your video by using the Border option.

Video Effects

Video Effects

In PowerPoint, if you want to enhance the look of your inserted video, you are certainly not limited to the options we have already explored including Corrections, Recolor, Video Styles, and Video Borders. In addition to these options, you can also apply Video Effects such as shadows, glows, bevels, 3-D rotation, etc. to your video clip. Follow this tutorial to explore Video Effects in PowerPoint 2016.

Poster Frames for Videos

Poster Frames for Videos

After inserting a video within your presentation, you may see a blank/black rectangle instead—caused by the file format of the video clip inserted on the slide. Not all the formats show these blank/black rectangles. In fact, you may also see the first frame of the video clip in some cases. However, if you do see this blank/black rectangle, do note that it may look professional. With PowerPoint's Poster Frame option, you can easily overcome this limitation, and change the black rectangle to a picture of your choice by selecting a frame from the video itself, or even a picture from a different source.

Crop Video

Crop Video

Once you insert a video in your slide, you can crop it in almost the same way you crop a picture. The Crop option allows you to remove non-required areas of a video. For example, if the subject of your video is a speaker surrounded by a large, distracting background of other people or moving objects, you may want to crop the video so that the cropped video now focuses more on the speaker, and gets rid of all the extra distractions.

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts: PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Here's the most comprehensive list of PowerPoint 2013 keyboard shortcuts that we know. How many of these do you presently use? Speed up your PowerPoint usage with these shortcuts, and enjoy some free time!

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