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Learn PowerPoint 2010: Create Photo Album

June 27, 2011

If you like to use many pictures in your PowerPoint presentations, then you’ll be glad to know that PowerPoint can import pictures in several formats – from the ubiquitous JPG to the ancient BMP. Whichever file format you use, importing tens or even hundreds of pictures into consecutive PowerPoint slides can be a chore – fortunately, the awesome Photo Album feature makes this task a simple affair -- follow these steps to create a Photo Album in PowerPoint 2010.

Learn how to create a photo album in PowerPoint 2010.

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Basic Outline Pane Options

June 27, 2011

The Slides/Outline pane in PowerPoint 2011 has already been introduced in a previous tutorial -- this page builds on it, and explores the various outline options available in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac. This pane looks and works almost the same as it does in previous versions of PowerPoint for Mac -- the Slides/Outline pane is normally placed on the left side of the interface.

Learn about the basic Outline Pane options in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

Brandon Hall Award for iSpring: Conversation with Yury Uskov

June 24, 2011

Yury Uskov

Yury Uskov is a founder and CEO of iSpring Solutions Inc., an innovative software company focused on providing professional e-Learning authoring tools based on PowerPoint. iSpring is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. In this conversation, Yury discusses iSpring being the recipient of the the Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Technology Award.

Read the conversation here.

Learn PowerPoint 2010: Change Layout of Organization Chart

June 24, 2011

Once you have inserted an organization chart (org chart) within PowerPoint 2010, you might need to change the layout of the org chart. The "layout" means how the subordinate levels in the hierarchy branch out from top to bottom -- probably you want all subordinates flushed to the left, hanging to the right, or distributed evenly across a horizontal plane.

Learn how to change the layout of your organization chart in PowerPoint 2010.

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Compare Presentations

June 24, 2011

There may be circumstances when you want to compare two or more presentations side by side. In this tutorial you are going to learn how you can place presentations side by side and compare individual slides -- this is not a comprehensive compare option, but it does allow you to compare the slides.

Learn to compare presentation slides in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

Learn PowerPoint 2010: Inserting a Text Box

June 23, 2011

You have already learned the differences between text placeholders and text boxes within PowerPoint 2010. Beyond those differences, almost everything else does work in the same way as far as formatting for text placeholders and text boxes is concerned. However, there is one more vital difference between a text placeholder and a text box.

Learn how to insert a text box in PowerPoint 2010.

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Reuse Slides

June 23, 2011

Reusing slides that you already have is a good idea as long as you make sure you are not using outdated content! I always suggest you to first create and import an outline so that you have a structured presentation in place -- thereafter, use the option that lets you import slides so that you can add more slides or even replace existing ones. Finally you can add any new slides that you need to create from scratch.

Learn how to reuse slides in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

Sex or PowerPoint? Conversation with Heidi Jackman

June 22, 2011

Heidi Jackman

Heidi Jackman is the CMO of SlideRocket. Heidi is a senior Marketing professional with twenty years' experience in high technology marketing, e-commerce and product management. Heidi was most recently at Intuit and is recognized as one of the primary thought leaders for the online world, she created Intuit's first "Web Center of Excellence" and played an integral role in implementing Intuit's "web first" strategy. In this interview, Heidi discusses the findings of an independent survey that claims a quarter of Americans would rather give up sex than sit through a PowerPoint.

Read the conversation here.

Learn PowerPoint 2010: Adding New Shapes to Existing Organization Charts

June 22, 2011

After inserting an Organization Chart (org chart) in PowerPoint 2011, you might need to add more shapes to your org chart. The default org chart that PowerPoint places has a few shapes but you might want to add more shapes -- as well as more hierarchy levels for the new shapes you want to add. Fortunately, you can make these additions and edits with just a click or two.

Learn how to add more shapes to an existing Organization Chart in PowerPoint 2010.

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Drawing a Perfect Square

June 22, 2011

Drawing shapes in PowerPoint is drop-dead easy with the vast repertoire of readymade shapes available in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac. You can easily insert these shapes with a click or two, but some tricks can help you take these shapes further -- in this tutorial, I'll show you how you can draw a perfect square.

Learn how to draw a perfect square in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

Learn PowerPoint 2010: Drawing Hyperbolas

June 21, 2011

You have already learned how to draw a parabola in PowerPoint 2010. In this tutorial you will learn how to draw a hyperbola in PowerPoint using the drawing tools available in PowerPoint 2010. So what is a hyperbola -- it is essentially composed of a smooth curve that is not too different from a parabola, but this smooth curve also has a mirrored image of itself so that the finished shape looks like two infinite bows.

Learn how to draw a hyperbola in PowerPoint 2010.

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Inserting a New Slide

June 21, 2011

Like many other tasks you do in PowerPoint, inserting a new slide can be done in multiple ways. You just need to find a way that works best for you -- the following steps show you how you can do this simple task in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

Learn how to insert a new slide in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

Beyond Bullet Points 3rd Edition: Conversation with Cliff Atkinson

June 20, 2011

Cliff Atkinson

Cliff Atkinson is an acclaimed writer, popular keynote speaker, and an independent consultant to leading attorneys and Fortune 500 companies. He designed the presentations that helped persuade a jury to award a $253 million verdict to the plaintiff in the nation's first Vioxx trial in 2005, which Fortune magazine called "frighteningly powerful." Cliff's bestselling book Beyond Bullet Points was named a Best Book of 2007 by the editors of, and it expands on a communications approach he has taught at many of the country's top law firms, government agencies, business schools and corporations. In this interview, Cliff discusses the release of the third edition of this book, Beyond Bullet Points.

Read the conversation here.

Learn PowerPoint 2010: Drawing Parabolas

June 20, 2011

Several previous tutorials have explored the different drawing tools in PowerPoint 2010, and how they work -- we have worked with line drawing tools such as line, curve, freeform, and scribble. Using these line tools, you can draw almost anything in PowerPoint that you normally draw in high-end illustration programs. In this tutorial, you will learn how you can draw a parabola in PowerPoint 2010 using some of these drawing tools.

Learn how to draw a parabola in PowerPoint 2010.

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: PowerPoint Presentation Gallery

June 20, 2011

Whenever you launch PowerPoint 2011 for Mac, you are typically presented with the PowerPoint Presentation Gallery. This gallery allows you to set all attributes of your new presentation, such as a preset Theme or template. You have many other choices to make as well, and fortunately most of these choices are optional -- you will learn about all these options in this tutorial.

Learn about PowerPoint Presentation Gallery and its elements in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

Learn PowerPoint 2010: Insert an Organization Chart

June 17, 2011

First of all, an organization chart in PowerPoint 2010 is not another option on the Insert tab of the Ribbon. It is just one of the many variants of SmartArt graphics you can insert in your slide in PowerPoint 2010 (and PowerPoint 2007). An organization chart graphically represents the management or hierarchical structure of an organization. If you want to illustrate the reporting relationships in your company or organization, you can create a SmartArt graphic using the Organization Chart variant.

Learn how to add an organization chart in PowerPoint 2010.

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