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by Geetesh Bajaj, October 23, 2018

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Build-a-Graphic: Conversation with Mike Parkinson

Mike Parkinson

Mike Parkinson is one of 34 Microsoft PowerPoint MVPs in the world. He is an internationally recognized visual communication expert, professional speaker, and a #1 bestselling Amazon author. He regularly conducts workshops and creates graphics, presentations, proposals, and learning materials for companies like Microsoft, FedEx, Xerox, Dell, Pfizer, and Boeing as well as at learning institutions and organizations around the world. In this conversation, Mike talks about Build-a-Graphic.

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Night Sky Starlit Backgrounds

Night Sky Starlit Backgrounds

The ZIP file that you will download contains five Night Sky Starlit Backgrounds in three resolutions: Full Size: 4000x2250 pixels (16:9), Widescreen Size: 1365x768 pixels (16:9), and Standard Size: 1024x768 (4:3).

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Also included are five PowerPoint Presentations with Night Sky Starlit Backgrounds, set to work with the Morph transition. Yes, these background designs can also animate between slides using PowerPoint's Morph transition.

PowerPlayer: Conversation with Ken Hilliard

Ken Hilliard

Ken Hilliard, is CEO of Power Digital Signage, and has over 35 years’ experience in the design and development of networked systems with an emphasis on distributed architecture. He worked as a software developer and consultant for companies as diverse as Microsoft, IBM, NSA and General Electric. He holds an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and computer science. In this conversation, Ken talks about PowerPlayer.

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It actually takes more careful planning: by Nancy Duarte

HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations (HBR Guide Series) (Harvard Business Review Guides)

It actually takes more careful planning to distill your ideas into a few key takeaways than it does to create an hour long presentation.

Creating Presentation Outlines

Creating PowerPoint Outlines in Microsoft Excel

Creating PowerPoint Outlines in Microsoft Excel

Typically, the last thing I would want to do is create my presentation outline in a spreadsheet program like Microsoft Excel. In one of my training sessions, I was showing participants how they could create presentation outlines for PowerPoint in Notepad or Microsoft Word, and one of the attendees wanted to know how he could create an outline in Excel! To understand why anyone would want to create an outline in Excel, you probably need to be an Excel junkie. Rather than go and discuss what an Excel junkie means, I’ll show you how an outline can indeed be created in Excel. This technique works on all versions of Excel for Windows and Mac OS X.


Creating PowerPoint Outlines in Word Online

Creating PowerPoint Outlines in Word Online

The outline encompasses the text content within your presentation slides. In many ways, this text is the story or the structure of your presentation and forms an ideal starting point for a bunch of slides. PowerPoint can import outlines created in many applications, and we have already shown you how you can create outlines for PowerPoint presentations in various versions of Microsoft Word. In this tutorial, we will create the outline using Word Online, the browser-based version of Microsoft Word.

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Convert Text to Shapes by Fragmenting

Convert Text to Shapes by Fragmenting in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

PowerPoint enables you to use its repertoire of Shapes to create some amazing artwork. Further, the Merge Shape commands allow you to create complex shapes by merging several simple shapes. Additionally, these options also let you convert your text to shapes so that you can see the text even on a computer that does not have a particular font installed.


Customize Quick Access Toolbar

Customize Quick Access Toolbar in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

The Quick Access Toolbar or QAT is the only toolbar available in PowerPoint. This toolbar can be customized and can contain your most-used commands so that they are accessible to you with just a single click. Follow these steps to customize the QAT in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac by adding your frequently used commands.

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