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by Geetesh Bajaj, August 15, 2017

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Animating Faux Backgrounds with PowerPoint Morph

Animating Faux Backgrounds with PowerPoint Morph

One such scenario in which Morph can be used is with slide backgrounds rather than slide objects in the foreground. Now PowerPoint does not allow you to animate slide backgrounds, but Morph is technically not an animation, it’s a transition! Even then, you can use faux backgrounds (a full slide image placed beneath all other slide objects, but still over the slide background) to cook up some magic.

Animate faux backgrounds with the PowerPoint Morph transition.

Presenting Data Effectively: Conversation with Dr. Stephanie Evergreen

Dr. Stephanie Evergreen

Dr. Stephanie Evergreen is an internationally-recognized data visualization and design expert. She has trained future data nerds worldwide through keynote presentations and workshops, for clients including Time, Adobe, Verizon, Head Start, American Institutes for Research, Rockefeller Foundation, Brookings Institute, and the United Nations. She writes a popular blog on data-presentation at StephanieEvergreen.com. Her book, Effective Data Visualization, was published in Spring 2016.

In this conversation, Stephanie discusses her other book, Presenting Data Effectively: Communicating Your Findings for Maximum Impact, just published in its second edition in June 2017. Both books hit #1 on Amazon bestseller lists.

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PowerPoint Concept Slides: Organic Shapes

PowerPoint Concept Slides: Organic Shapes

Have you tried to draw a line or a circle with just holding a pencil or marker in your hand? You'll end up with a shape that may fail you in a geometry test but it still looks human, personal, and different, just like these organic shapes.

PowerPoint Concept Slides: Organic Shapes
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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People Need To Be Aroused: by Dr. Marcia Reynolds

People Need To Be Aroused: by Dr. Marcia Reynolds

Presentation Summit 2017 Conversations

Dr. Nick Morgan

Dr. Nick Morgan is one of America’s top communication speakers, theorists, and coaches. A passionate teacher, he is committed to helping people find clarity in their thinking and ideas – and then delivering them with panache.

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Ken Molay

Ken Molay is president and founder of Webinar Success, a consulting firm that assists companies in producing and delivering effective and compelling web seminars. Ken combines a technical background with experience in corporate marketing and public presentations.

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Nolan Haims

Nolan Haims has over 20 years of experience in the fields of visual communication, graphic and presentation design. He runs his own boutique consultancy that trains organizations to communicate more clearly and with fewer words.

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Presentation Summit 2017: Conversation with Mike Parkinson

Mike Parkinson (Microsoft MVP and APMP Fellow) is an internationally recognized visual communication expert, professional speaker, and award-winning author. Mike is one of 36 Microsoft PowerPoint MVPs in the world.

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Learn PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Audio Styles

Audio Styles

When you select an audio clip in PowerPoint 2016, you will see two extra contextual tabs on the Ribbon. One of these tabs is the Audio Tool Playback tab that provides options to configure properties that define how your inserted audio will play: whether it will play automatically, or will it play audio across slides? Let's assume that you want your audio to play as a background score across multiple slides. Typically you would have to make four separate choices, but PowerPoint 2016's Audio Styles feature lets you automatically apply these four settings at once!

Add Bookmarks for Audio Clips

Add Bookmarks for Audio Clips

One of the very important abilities in PowerPoint 2016 lets you play your audio files from a certain point within the clip? Bookmarks in PowerPoint are similar to the conventional bookmarks you place within the pages of a book you read. In the same way that you can easily access a particular page with the help of a bookmark, the Bookmark option within an audio clip becomes an indicator of the position you want to play the clip from.

Remove Bookmarks from Audio Clips

Remove Bookmarks from Audio Clips

Once you add Bookmarks to an audio clip, you may want to edit or remove one or more Bookmarks altogether. In PowerPoint, you can't edit a Bookmark. For example, you cannot change the time position of your Bookmark from 30 seconds to 28 seconds. To achieve this change, you have to delete the earlier Bookmark, and then add a new Bookmark on the time position that you want.

Save and Save As Options in Backstage View

Save and Save As Options in Backstage View

When you click the File menu and access Backstage view in PowerPoint 2016, you see several options. In this tutorial, we explore two of these options: Save and Save As.

Fade Effect for Audio Clips

Fade Effect for Audio Clips

Insert an audio file within your PowerPoint slide, and choose to play it either with a click or set it to play automatically. Whichever option you choose, some files can sound loud and unexpected! Have you not experienced the sudden scare or shock when a shrill voice interrupts an almost silent environment? Rather than shake the soul of your audiences, you can use PowerPoint's fade options to add a gradual increase in the volume of your audio files. PowerPoint provides both Fade In and Fade Out effects that you can add to the beginning and end of your audio clips. These fade options make your audio clips sound smoother and more subtle.

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Windows 10 Creators Upgrade

Windows 10 Creators Upgrade

Did you know that a new Office 365 feature requires the Windows 10 Creators Upgrade? Why? That’s because this new feature that lets you add 3D models in Office files such as PowerPoint presentations uses a feature set that’s installed as part of the Windows 10 Creators Upgrade. This is the same feature that lives within the Paint 3D app that comes as part of the Creators Upgrade.

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