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by Geetesh Bajaj, May 14, 2019

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Morph in PowerPoint: Conversation with Lauren Janas

Lauren Janas

Lauren Janas is a Senior Program Manager on the PowerPoint team, where she has been working to infuse research about the psychology of effective presenting into the experience of using PowerPoint itself to help people give better presentations. She was the original PM for the Morph transition, which allows users to add advanced motion effects to their slides in a single click, as well as the recent improvements to give users more control over which objects Morph. In this conversation, Lauren talks about the Morph transition.

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Slides That Are Way Cooler and More Professional

Whether you’re creating slides for presenting or creating videos, they need to look clear, modern, professional, and powerful. How much better if they really hit home to your audience?

Slides That Are Way Cooler and More Professional
So I was excited when my colleague, Ellen Finkelstein, offered to show you how to create better slides in under 5 minutes! Actually, she’s going to give you 10 slide hacks. They’re like templates and she’s going to give them away during this webinar.

Better-looking slides in less time? What’s not to like?

Presentation Management: Visual Storytelling

Presentation Management: Visual Storytelling

Visual storytelling is powerful and ancient. Throughout the course of history, literacy rates have been abysmally low. It was not until fairly recently, in 2015, that world literacy rates rose to 86.2 percent. In the Stone Age, Neanderthals used cave drawings to communicate with each other. One theory is that the artists described themselves and the animals around them, communicating information that helped them survive. The cave drawings were visual stories relaying critical information.

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

Can You Hear Me?: Conversation with Nick Morgan

Can You Hear Me?: Conversation with 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. He has been commissioned by Fortune 50 companies to write for many CEOs and presidents. He has coached people to give Congressional testimony, to appear in the media, and to deliver unforgettable TED talks. And he has himself spoken, led conferences, and moderated panels at venues around the world. During the last election cycle, he provided expert commentary on the presidential debates for CNN. His latest book is Can You Hear Me?, on the perils of virtual communication, published by Harvard in 2018. In this conversation, Nick talks about Can You Hear Me?

Read the conversation here.

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It’s Always Possible: by Jonathan Safran Foer

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It’s always possible to wake someone from sleep, but no amount of noise will wake someone who is pretending to be asleep.

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Open from OneDrive

Open from OneDrive in PowerPoint for Windows

All your PowerPoint files which are uploaded, created, or saved on OneDrive can be edited anytime, right within the PowerPoint Online web app that runs within your browser. But that’s not the only way you can edit these PowerPoint files. Yes, OneDrive also provides you the option to edit it within PowerPoint desktop applications. In this tutorial we’ll first explore how to open a file in your PowerPoint desktop applications from within OneDrive. You will need to have the latest versions of PowerPoint installed on your Windows or Mac operating systems.

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Moving Slides Between Sections

Moving Slides Between Sections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Sections make your presentation slides easy to manage, and divide into logical parts. Also, adding and renaming Sections enables you to categorize your presentation slides. Yet, even after dividing your slides into Sections, you will want to move slides from one Section to another. How do you do that? Follow these steps to learn how to do so in PowerPoint 2016.


Removing Sections

Removing Sections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

To logically group your slides into parts, you should explore the Sections option in PowerPoint. Sections open up many possibilities, and you are not just limited to adding and renaming Sections. You can also move slides from one Section to another, change the order of Sections, or collapse/expand Sections. Of course, you can also remove a Section, as we explain here.


Reordering Sections

Reordering Sections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

In PowerPoint, Sections are not just for effective and easy management of your slides, but they can also let you quickly reorder large blocks of adjacent slides. All you got to do is to place all slides you want to reorder within a single Section, and then move that Section.

Learn PowerPoint Online for Mac

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Open from OneDrive in PowerPoint for Mac

All your PowerPoint files which are uploaded, created, or saved on OneDrive can be edited anytime, right within the PowerPoint Online web app that runs within your browser. But that's not the only way you can edit these PowerPoint files. Yes, OneDrive also provides you the option to edit it within the PowerPoint desktop application on your Mac. In this tutorial we'll explore how to open a file in your PowerPoint desktop applications from within OneDrive. You will need to have the latest versions of PowerPoint installed on your Mac operating system.

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