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by Geetesh Bajaj, April 17, 2018

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The Right Approach to PowerPoint: Conversation with Doug Thomas

Doug Thomas

Doug Thomas once reviewed movies and rent you–or your parents–VHS tapes. After working a few months at Microsoft, he had an idea to get other people to create videos about Office. That idea turned into a new job of creating videos and training content for the Office Training Center, including the Office 15-Minute Webinars and Doug from Office video series. However, none of his videos are on VHS. In this conversation, Doug explores the right approach to using PowerPoint more effectively.

Read the conversation here.

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Hiding Slide Titles in PowerPoint

Hiding Slide Titles in PowerPoint

Slide titles are very important. First of all, they identify a slide. Secondly, they provide structure to your presentation, because anyone who uses PowerPoint’s Outline view will not be happy to see slides without titles. So why do we hear some people say that they do need slide titles, but they don’t need them to be visible. In other words, they need hidden slide titles.

Explore reasons why you may want to hide slide titles, and learn two ways to hide them. This is a much better option than deleting slide titles!

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We’re All Going to Experience Bloopers: by Lisa Braithwaite

Presenting for Humans: Insights for Speakers on Ditching Perfection and Creating Connection

" We’re all going to experience bloopers on stage. For most of us, millions of people around the world won’t be watching. But our ability to exhibit grace and resilience under pressure and a sense of humor, and to understand that we’re all human, will go far to entertain and satisfy our audience – and perhaps give our presentation that extra luster that people will remember long after it’s over. "

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Edit Points in Motion Paths of Animations

Edit Points in Motion Paths of Animations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

While working with Motion Paths, especially after drawing a Custom Motion Path to animate your slide object, you may feel that the path drawn is not very smooth. Or you may have used one of the Preset Motion Paths to animate your slide object, and now you want to make some changes. Maybe you want to extend the path or use smoother corners rather than the default pointed ones. Drawing with a mouse typically does result in paths that don't look too good! Since Motion Paths are essentially lines drawn in PowerPoint, you can always edit them using the Edit Points option, and reorient them as required.


Position Previews for Motion Path Animations

Position Previews for Motion Path Animations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Motion Path animations determine the route (path) and the direction in which the animated slide object moves across or around on the slide. When you add a motion path animation to an object, you see the path as a dotted line with two arrow-heads. PowerPoint 2016 sports a faded preview of the animated slide object at the end point of the motion path.


Package a Presentation to a CD or Folder

Package a Presentation to a CD or Folder in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Have you ended up with a presentation that has linked files, embedded media clips, and so much more? And now you have been asked to copy the entire presentation and all linked files to a CD? Burn a CD in these times? How ancient is that? Let's rephrase that question: have you ever been asked to copy all the content for a presentation to a folder, a network location, or a USB drive? PowerPoint provides the Package Presentation for CD option that can do this task for you, with just a click or two. Don’t go by the CD mentioned in this feature name, because you can use this option to burn both data CDs and DVDs and also copy all content to a new folder.

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Package a Presentation to a CD or Folder

Package a Presentation to a CD or Folder in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Have you ended up with a presentation that has linked files, embedded media clips, and so much more? And now you have been asked to copy the entire presentation and all linked files to a CD? Burn a CD in these times? How ancient is that? Let's rephrase that question: have you ever been asked to copy all the content for a presentation to a folder, a network location, or a USB drive?

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Change Background Styles for Slide Layouts

Change Background Styles for Slide Layouts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

When you change the Background Style of the Slide Master, the Background Style for all dependent Slide Layouts will also change. However, it is not necessary for all your Slide Layouts to possess the same Background Style as the Slide Master. Each Slide Layout can overrule the Slide Master and have its own independent Background Style, as you will learn in the rest of this tutorial.

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