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by Geetesh Bajaj, May 1, 2018

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Finding Your Presentation Metaphor

Jim Endicott

For most people, creating presentations is not their day job. They sell things. They manage people. They drive projects. They make stuff happen. So it’s understandable that when it becomes necessary to actually create a presentation, the process is rarely motivated by an understanding of the science of how our brains actually assimilate information (who has time for that).

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Tweeting Inside PowerPoint: Conversation with Kurt Dupont

Kurt Dupont

Kurt Dupont is a solution provider who would go out of his way just to ensure he brings out the best when it comes to issues that has to deal with data-driven presentations, data visualization, and digital signage software. He started by working at airports worldwide to set up airport databases and flight information screens. This evolved to became the basis for PresentationPoint. In this conversation, Kurt talks about showing tweets within PowerPoint slides.

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Export a Presentation to a Video Clip

Export a Presentation to a Video Clip in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

You can export your presentation slides created within PowerPoint into a video clip in either WMV or MP4 formats. This is probably the easiest way to create quick videos from your slides and is best suited for converting photo slides to video clips. You can also use this technique to create video clips from PowerPoint that can be uploaded to YouTube or other video sharing sites.


Office Background

Office Background in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

While working in PowerPoint and other Office applications, you will see the concept of “Office Background”, which essentially indicated the small image strip visible on the top right area of the program interface. You'll see the PowerPoint 2016 interface with Office Background applied. It does look like PowerPoint just got tattooed!

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Hierarchical Guide Options

Hierarchical Guide Options in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Enabling Guides for your presentation slides helps ensure that your objects are easily aligned, and also in the same relative position in successive slides. But just enabling Guides is more like getting started. There’s so much more you can do, such as customizing the Guides themselves using hierarchical options. PowerPoint 2016 also lets you work with Guides on a higher hierarchical level within the Slide Master and individual Slide Layouts. Depending on whether you added Guides within the Slide Master, an individual Slide Layout, or even a normal slide, your Guides are color-coded for easy identification.


Duplicate, Rename, and Edit Slide Layouts

Duplicate, Rename, and Edit Slide Layouts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

All slides within PowerPoint are based on one of the available Slide Layouts. These layouts can be chosen when you add a new slide or you can even change the layout of your existing slides. Each of these layouts offers a different look for your slide, and the layout you choose for any particular slide will depend upon the type of slide you are creating or editing. While these available layouts seem to cover most types of slides, you may sometimes want to create a new layout based on your individual requirements.


Applying Themes

Applying Themes in PowerPoint, Word, and Excel 2016 for Mac

Basically, Themes are like a style sheet for your Office documents. They define how your text appears, where it appears, and also the layouts of your slides. Themes also influence how charts look within Excel and PowerPoint, and also how your tables appear in all Office programs. You can also change the Theme for an Office document, sheet, or slide and watch how this simple task can change the overall appearance of your content.

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