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Duarte Diagrams: Conversation with Nancy Duarte

May 10, 2011

Nancy Duarte

Nancy Duarte has been a Principal of Duarte Design since 1990. Her firm is in the heart of the Silicon Valley and the client list is loaded with Fortune 500 companies. Her passion for business communications that are clear, meaningful and attractive has opened doors for her in a business world full of cluttered and complex visual communications. In this conversation, Nancy discusses the several diagrams that Duarte is creating as part of the Duarte Diagrams initiative.

Read the conversation here.

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Slide Sorter View

May 10, 2011

Probably the most used editing view after Normal view is the Slide Sorter view which displays thumbnail sized representations of all slides in your presentation. To access the Slide Sorter view, you can choose either of these options: Click the Slide Sorter button on the status bar, or choose the View | Slide Sorter menu option. Here are some guidelines for selecting slides in Slide Sorter view.

Learn about Slide Sorter view in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

Ribbon Hero 2: The Indezine Review

May 9, 2011

Ribbon Hero

Ribbon Hero 2 is an interactive game for Microsoft Office 2010 and 2007 for Windows (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and now OneNote) designed to help you boost your knowledge and skills in using Office applications. Ribbon Hero 2 is the new version of the game and is upgraded with new animations, multiple levels, upside-down Clippy, and a ton of useful Office features.

Read the Indezine review of Microsoft's free Ribbon Hero 2.

Learn PowerPoint 2010: Working with Snap to Grid

May 6, 2011

You have learned how to make gridlines visible on your PowerPoint slide, and how you can change settings for grids in PowerPoint 2010. Once you have these settings in place, you must play around with the Snap to Grid option to determine how it can help you position slide objects with more precision.

Learn how the snap to grid option works in PowerPoint 2010.

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Notes Page View

May 6, 2011

The Notes Page view is were you can view your presenter notes in a page view. To access Notes page view, choose the View | Note Page menu option. The large box on the top half of the page is a single slide that shows the same slide that you see in Normal view. The slightly larger box located on the bottom half of the page is the Notes area -- this contains the same notes that are available within the Notes pane of Normal view.

Learn about Notes Page view in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

Brainshark Quick Response Codes: Conversation with Andy Zimmerman

May 5, 2011

Andy Zimmerman

Andy Zimmerman is the vice president of product marketing for Brainshark, Inc., overseeing the company’s marketing strategy, content and partners. Brainshark’s cloud-based software enables users to create online and mobile video presentations – using simple business tools like PowerPoint and the telephone – and then share and track their content. In this conversation, Andy discusses Brainshark’s new QR code capabilities, and how to apply QR codes effectively with Brainshark.

Read the conversation here.

Learn PowerPoint 2010: Snap to Grid Settings

May 5, 2011

Once you have the gridlines visible on your slide in PowerPoint 2010, you can use them to easily position and snap slide objects uniformly on a single slide, or even across successive slides using the Snap to Grid option. To access the Snap to Grid option, and to make changes to the way it works, you need to access the Grid and Guides dialog box.

Learn how the gridlines snap and help you position slide objects in PowerPoint 2010.

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Views

May 5, 2011

In PowerPoint 2011, some of the views remain unchanged from PowerPoint 2008. However, the Presenter View has gone through a complete makeover, and looks entirely different. PowerPoint 2011 continues to provide seven different editing views -- in addition, there are two more views, the Outline and Slide Show views. You can switch between all of these nine views with a click or two, or even by using keyboard shortcuts.

Learn about the different editing and display views in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

Learn PowerPoint 2010: Adding More Guides

May 4, 2011

Guides in PowerPoint 2010 are not visible by default, and you have to manually make the guides visible on the PowerPoint slide. When the guides are made visible on any slide, they show up in the same position on all other slides within the presentation. You'll find that only two guides -- one horizontal and one vertical guide are visible at first, and these two guides intersect at the center of the slide. Most of the time, this might work for you, but you can actually add more guides since these can help in positioning slide objects better across successive slides.

Learn how to add more guides in PowerPoint 2010.

PowerPoint Presentations: An Opinion by Bob McMillan

May 3, 2011

Bob McMillan

This is a guest blog post by Bob McMillan. After running for the United States Senate in 1988 and winning editorial "praise" from "The New York Times", Bob McMillan was named by President George Bush to the Board of the Panama Canal Commission and confirmed by the United States Senate for the post on November 19, 1989. On October 27, 1993, he was elected Chairman of the Commission's Board of Directors -- in this role, he needs to present very often, and this guest post is an opinion from his experience with these presentations.

Read this guest post here.

Learn PowerPoint 2010: Guides

May 3, 2011

Like rulers and gridlines, guides in PowerPoint allow you to position and snap your slide objects in place. When you enable guides using the steps illustrated on this page, you see just two guides by default. These guides are two dotted lines, one horizontal and the other vertical. They span to intersect at the very center of the slide.

Learn about viewing and hiding guides in PowerPoint 2010.

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Normal View

May 3, 2011

PowerPoint 2011 for Mac has several views that let you edit and view your slides. The most often used view (and this is the default view as well) is Normal view that displays one slide at a time in the Slide Area. Normal view is great for editing individual slides, and shows PowerPoint's typical tri-pane interface that includes the Slides / Outline pane, the Slide area, and the Notes pane.

Learn about Normal view in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

Recover Corrupt PowerPoint Presentations: Conversation with Paul Pruitt

May 2, 2011

Paul Pruitt

Paul Pruitt graduated with a degree in science before he got interested in computers. He has served professionally in the IT sphere since 1996, and works extensively trying to recover data from corrupt files. Since 2002, his S2 Services Data site has evolved into a comprehensive information source on free resources and freeware links that help users recover data lost to file corruptions, file deletions, failing disks and lost passwords. In this conversation, Paul discusses how he ventured into file recovery services, and what PowerPoint users can do to keep their presentation files secure and uncorrupted.

Read the conversation here.

Learn PowerPoint 2010: Gridlines

May 2, 2011

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. Gridlines are intersecting parallel and vertical dotted lines displayed on the slide forming almost a dotted graph-like mesh.

Learn about viewing and hiding gridlines in PowerPoint 2010.

Learn PowerPoint 2010: Align, Hide, Show, or Remove Captions using the STAMP Add-in for PowerPoint

April 29, 2011

The STAMP add-in for PowerPoint 2010 is a free download from Microsoft that lets you add captions to media such as movie clips inserted in your slides. When installed, the STAMP add-in creates new buttons in the Video Tools Playback tab of the Ribbon in PowerPoint 2010 -- within the Captions group of the Video Tools Playback tab, there are some options which can be helpful while working with your existing captions. These options are to Align, Hide, Show, and Remove captions.

Learn how to align, show, hide, or remove all the captions within the STAMP add-in for PowerPoint 2010.

Learn PowerPoint 2010: Edit Captions within the STAMP Add-in for PowerPoint

April 28, 2011

We have already explored how you can create new captions for movies inserted in PowerPoint 2010, using the STAMP Caption Editor. Once these captions have been added, you may want to edit them by following these steps.

Learn how to edit already inserted captions with the caption editor within the STAMP add-in for PowerPoint 2010.

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