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Presentation Management: Ending the Tangled Mess of PowerPoint?

Presentation Management: Ending the Tangled Mess of PowerPoint?

A new discipline called Presentation Management is bringing decades-old presentation technology into the 21st century. In short, presentation management stores and manages slides in the cloud, so the slides can easily be used, reused, shared, updated, tracked and organized for the whole enterprise. The slides become smart–embedded with data and analytics so you can actually gauge their performance. Machine-learning technology can learn about the slides in the system, understand what's happening during a live presentation, and suggest slides to help the presenter instantly find a slide that matches the conversation in the room.

Read more in this post by AlexAnndra Ontra, James Ontra, and Geetesh Bajaj.

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Overcoming Clichés in Pictures

Overcoming Clichés in Pictures

How many times have you seen the same globe visual used within a slide or even a picture of shaking hands? Or a picture of a phone operator, or even some people smiling while working in an office? These are clichés, but clichés on their own are not bad as a starting point to evolve further. Don't stop there though, and don’t decide that you have reached a conclusion with that predictable visual thought. In fact, there is not one but four ways to discover more original thoughts that go beyond clichés!

Learn about clichés in using common pictures, and how you can overcome them.

Clichés: Handshake Pictures

Clichés: Handshake Pictures

One of the most clichéd pictures you will find within presentation slides, web sites, and even billboard banners is that of the handshake! There are all sorts of handshake pictures, from those shaking hands between opposite genders to those of handshakes between people of different races and ages. And yet they all seem clichéd! Why is that so? To understand the answer to this question, we have to first understand what a handshake symbolizes.

Learn why using pictures of handshakes is a cliché, and how you can find alternatives.

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Rulers

Rulers in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

When working with multiple slide objects, you should have a visual cue about where you are placing them. You can get exact coordinates of your slide objects using the positioning options in PowerPoint, but most of the time, you just need an approximate idea of where your objects are placed, and this can be easily obtained by using the Rulers option available in PowerPoint. By default, the Rulers may not be visible, but when made visible, they are located on the top and left parts of the active slide.


Gridlines

Gridlines in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

PowerPoint's Gridlines help you position your slide objects more precisely. Along with Rulers and Guides, Gridlines let you position and snap slide objects in place so that you can easily line a set of slide objects uniformly. We will learn more about how you can work effectively with gridlines in this tutorial.

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File Types That Can be Opened

File Types That Can be Opened in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

We already learned about the file types PowerPoint 2016 for Mac can save. But when you go and look at the file types that PowerPoint 2016 for Mac can open, you'll find that there's no drop-down list in the Open dialog box. All files within any navigated folder are shown, and the only way you understand that a particular file type can be opened is because those files are not grayed out.


New Tab in Backstage View

New Tab in Backstage View in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

When you launch PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, you are provided with an option to create a new blank presentation. Further, if you are already working on an open presentation, and want to create a new presentation at that point, you can do so using the New tab within the Backstage View.

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