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2010 Presentation Impact Survey Results: Conversation with Jim Endicott

April 12, 2011

Jim Endicott

Jim Endicott is an internationally-recognized consultant, designer, speaker specializing in professional presentation messaging, design and delivery. Jim has been a Jesse H. Neal award-winning columnist for Presentations magazine with his contributions to the magazine's Creative Techniques column. Jim has also contributed presentation-related content in magazines like B usiness Week, Consulting and Selling Power as well as a being a paid contributor for a number of industry-related websites. In this conversation, Jim discusses the results of the 2010 Annual Presentation Impact Survey conducted by his company, Distinction Communication, Inc.

Read the conversation here.


Learn PowerPoint 2010: Changing Fill, Line, and Effects for Shapes within SmartArt in PowerPoint

April 12, 2011

Once a SmartArt graphic is inserted within PowerPoint 2010, you can change the color for the entire SmartArt graphic -- this applies new colors to the entire SmartArt graphic including the various shapes it contains. However there may be times when you want one of the shapes to be colored differently -- in this tutorial we'll explore the fill, line, and effect options which can be applied to inpidual shapes within a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2010.

Learn about fill, line, and effect options for shapes within SmartArt graphics in PowerPoint 2010.


Learn PowerPoint 2011: Change The Unit Of Measurement in PowerPoint

April 12, 2011

If you want to change the unit for measurement in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac, you can choose from inches, centimeters, points, or picas. Users of Windows versions of PowerPoint have choices limited to just inches or centimeters! Changing the measurement unit primarily affects the rulers visible within PowerPoint -- in this tutorial, you will learn how to change these measurement units in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

Learn how to change the unit of measurement from inches to centimeters, points, or picas in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.


Present.me: Conversation with Spencer Lambert

April 11, 2011

Spencer Lambert

Spencer Lambert is a presentation designer by day, and serial business starter by night. He started his career as a rostrum cameraman making slides on film (remember that?). His first PowerPoint job was in 1993, and sadly has been using it pretty much every day since. Along the way he has started a new media production agency (1997), an e-commerce website (2000) and a bar (2004). Some soul searching led him to decide to concentrate on what he was really good at, and at the end of 2009 decided to embark on a project that would evolve into Present.me. In this conversation, Spencer discusses Present.me.

Read the conversation here.


Learn PowerPoint 2010: Rulers in PowerPoint

April 11, 2011

Rulers in PowerPoint are typically located on the top and left parts of the active slide, and by default they might not be visible at all. However, it is a great idea to make them visible because not only do they provide you with a visual cue about where you are placing slide objects, they also let you use other PowerPoint features like the grid and guides more usable. In this tutorial, you will learn how to show / hide these rulers in PowerPoint 2010. You will also explore some of the settings that influence the measurement units in the rulers.

Learn about viewing and using rulers in PowerPoint 2010.


Learn PowerPoint 2011: Slide Area in PowerPoint for Mac

April 9, 2011

The Slide area in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac includes the actual slide, the slide workspace (blank area surrounding the slide), and the scrollbars that let you navigate to other slides (or the same slide when you zoom the view to a larger percentage). We discuss each of these individual interface elements in this tutorial.

Learn about the slide area in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac, and what you can do to make your slide editing easier and more productive.


Learn PowerPoint 2010: Change Colors for a SmartArt Graphic

April 8, 2011

Change Colors for a SmartArt Graphic

Once you insert a SmartArt graphic within PowerPoint 2010, you might realize that the colors of the shapes comprising the SmartArt graphic are not exactly what you wanted -- and while it is possible to change colors of individual shapes within the SmartArt graphic, PowerPoint lets you change the colors of everything within the SmartArt graphic at one go -- not only does it save your time, but this also ensures that the different colors chosen are coordinated to look good together.

Learn how to change colors for a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2010.


Learn PowerPoint 2011: Slides / Outline Pane in PowerPoint for Mac

April 8, 2011

Continuing our exploration of the new Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 for Mac interface that now sports the Ribbon, we now explore the Slides/Outline pane which is relatively similar in its look and feel to the one in older PowerPoint versions for Mac. The Slides/Outline pane is normally placed on the left side of the interface.

Learn about the Slide / Outline pane in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.


Learn PowerPoint 2011: Status Bar in PowerPoint for Mac

April 7, 2011

The Status Bar is a thin strip located at the bottom of the PowerPoint 2011 for Mac interface. This area provides information about the active slide, and provides View options. If you have no presentation open in PowerPoint, the entire Status Bar area may be grayed out.

Learn about options available in the Status Bar within PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.


Learn PowerPoint 2010: Change between SmartArt Graphic Layouts (Types) in PowerPoint

April 7, 2011

Inserting a SmartArt graphic within PowerPoint 2010 or even converting some bulleted text to SmartArt is easy -- you can choose from various SmartArt graphics variations available within PowerPoint. In this tutorial I'll show you how to change any existing SmartArt graphic to any other layout (type).

Learn how to change from one SmartArt graphic layout to another in PowerPoint 2010.


Learn PowerPoint 2010: Create Video Captions using the STAMP Add-in in PowerPoint

April 6, 2011

After you have installed the STAMP add-in, you can find captioning options within the Video Tools Playback tab on the Ribbon. Do remember though that the Video Tools Playback tab is a contextual tab which appears only when you have a video clip selected in your presentation. Before adding captions, you need to insert a video (movie) clips in PowerPoint.

Learn how to create new captions for your video clips with the Caption Editor within the STAMP add-in for PowerPoint 2010.


Learn PowerPoint 2010: Delete Shapes from an Existing SmartArt Graphic in PowerPoint

April 5, 2011

Once you have inserted a SmartArt graphic within PowerPoint (or converted some bulleted text to SmartArt), you can easily add more shapes to your SmartArt graphics with just a click or two. You can even delete shapes from any existing SmartArt graphic -- follow these steps to delete shapes from your SmartArt graphics in PowerPoint 2010.

Learn how to delete shapes from an existing SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2010.


Learn PowerPoint 2011: Ribbon and Tabs in PowerPoint

April 5, 2011

The Ribbon along with its tabs makes its debut in Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 for Mac. Unlike the PowerPoint versions on Windows though, the Ribbon does not replace all the menus and toolbars that were found in PowerPoint 2008 and older Mac versions.

Learn about the Ribbon and its tabs in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.


Learn PowerPoint 2010: Download and Install the STAMP Add-in

April 5, 2011

Microsoft has made available STAMP (Sub-titling text add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint), a free add-in for PowerPoint 2010 that enables you to create captions for video and audio files within your PowerPoint presentations. In addition to manually adding captions, you can also work with any media files that have associated Timed Text Markup (TTML) files.

Learn how to download and install the STAMP add-in for PowerPoint 2010.


authorSTREAM Premium Subscriptions: Conversation with Harman Singh

April 1, 2011

Harman Singh

Harman Singh is the Founder of two Internet platforms - authorSTREAM and WiZiQ. authorSTREAM.com is a PowerPoint sharing platform striving to make your presentations sharable on the Web - whether they are viewed from desktops, mobile phones or tablets like iPad. authorSTREAM recently announced changes and improvements in their premium subscription plans -- Harman discusses this and more exclusively in this conversation.

Read the conversation here.


Learn PowerPoint 2010: STAMP Accessibility Add-in for PowerPoint

April 1, 2011

Microsoft has made available STAMP (Sub-titling text add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint), a free add-in for PowerPoint 2010 that enables you to create captions for video and audio files within your PowerPoint presentations. In addition to manually adding captions, you can also work with any media files that have associated Timed Text Markup (TTML) files.

Learn about STAMP, a PowerPoint add-in that enables you to create captions for video and audio files.


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