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by Geetesh Bajaj, September 24, 2019

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Office 365 or Office 2019?

Office 365 or Office 2019?

Office 365 is a well-known brand for Microsoft now. But you may have also heard about their other different, but still similar product offerings such as Microsoft Office 2019, or other versions for the desktop, for both Windows and Mac. Are desktop versions the same as Office 365? Well, there is no straight yes or no answer! But it does matter because many people can’t understand where the distinctions are. Let’s first find out what’s confusing with all this terminology

Explore the differences and similarities between Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Office Perpetual.

Organic Shapes with Brush Edges

Organic Shapes with Brush Edges

You get 8 shape types plus lines as part of this Organic Shapes collection. Each of these 8 shape types have 10 variants. So you end up with 80 hand-drawn shape options! Again each of these 80 shapes have 12 brush stroke styles! Plus you get the lines and arrows in 12 brush stroke styles too. Combine all variations to end up with more than 3000 possibilities.

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Microsoft Office for Free?

Microsoft Office for Free?

We all realize that nothing is really free in today’s world, yet we all look for free stuff all the time. Well, maybe we were partially wrong when we said “nothing is free,” because you can get a free, or at least a cheaper copy of PowerPoint and Microsoft Office. When we say Microsoft Office for free or cheap, we do not refer to bootlegged copies, but genuine, original software. Here are some options for you to get a cheaper or free copy of PowerPoint.

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It actually takes more careful planning: by Nancy Duarte

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

Learn PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

Mini Toolbar

Mini Toolbar in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

Slide designers love making quick edits to their slide objects! Impressive slides, though, are created painstakingly—and this can be a slow process. Yes, both these observations seem to contradict each other! Yet, you can take your time playing around with different fill options to make slides look awesome, and then quickly make umpteen changes to modify the appearance of text. It helps to know that PowerPoint 2019 also includes the Mini Toolbar, a floating toolbar that spawns right next to the cursor, and it is also available instantly with a right-click!

Learn PowerPoint 365 for Windows

Format Task Panes

Format Task Panes in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

PowerPoint works with the concept of selection, and then action. And the action typically is to edit whatever you may have selected! For such editing, the Format Task pane in PowerPoint 365 for Windows can be indispensable. The Format Task pane aligns neatly with the right or left side of the PowerPoint interface, and you can now immediately see how your choices affect the selected slide objects. The Format Task pane is often tabbed. This means that you can jump quickly between different elements of your slide object! In many ways thus, the Format Task pane is the single source where different style formatting options are consolidated in one place.


Mini Toolbar

Mini Toolbar in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

Slide designers love making quick edits to their slide objects! Impressive slides, though, are created painstakingly—and this can be a slow process. Yes, both these observations seem to contradict each other! Yet, you can take your time playing around with different fill options to make slides look awesome, and then quickly make umpteen changes to modify the appearance of text. So you spend more time doing some tasks and save time doing others. PowerPoint 365 for Windows does provide most editing options to make these alterations within the Ribbon tabs, and you can also populate your Quick Access Toolbar with frequently used commands. Yet, all these tasks involve moving your cursor to the Ribbon, located above the Slide Area and back continuously. While this movement may not result in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, it helps to know that PowerPoint 365 also includes the Mini Toolbar, a floating toolbar that spawns right next to the cursor, and it is also available instantly with a right-click!

Learn PowerPoint 365 for Mac

Format Task Panes

Format Task Panes in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

PowerPoint works with the concept of selection, and then action. And the action typically is to edit whatever you may have selected! For such editing, the Format Task pane in PowerPoint 365 for Mac can be indispensable. The Format Task pane aligns neatly within the interface in PowerPoint 365 for Mac, and you can now immediately see how your choices affect selected slide objects. The Format Task pane is often tabbed. This means that you can jump quickly between different elements of your slide object! In many ways thus, the Format Task pane is the single source where different style formatting options are consolidated in one place.


Mini Toolbar

Mini Toolbar in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

The Mini Toolbar is one of those important features that are not available yet on PowerPoint 365 for Mac. If you want to ask Microsoft to add this feature to PowerPoint 365 for Mac, you can visit the PowerPoint UserVoice site, and vote for this suggestion. Someone has already put up this suggestion, so do vote for this feature. Suggestions with more votes are implemented sooner than others.

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