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Adobe Presenter: Slide Manager

February 19, 2015

Adobe Presenter: Slide Manager

For those of you who are not familiar with Adobe Presenter, this is a PowerPoint add-in that lets you create eLearning content within PowerPoint. The Slide Manager option in Adobe Presenter allows you to view and adjust your individual PowerPoint slide properties. The information provided by Slide Manager is more detailed than what you can access within the PowerPoint interface. For example, you can see a thumbnail of each slide -- next to each thumbnail, you'll find details about Slide Title, Presenter Information, Navigation Name, Navigation Options, Slide Advance Behavior, Lock Slide Information, and Multimedia Information.

Explore the Slide Manager in Adobe Presenter.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: February 17, 2015

February 17, 2015

Geetesh Bajaj

This week, you will learn how to create awesome Word Clouds for your PowerPoint slides using Word Cloud Generator. Then we introduce you to Pond5, which has an amazing amount of Public Domain content. And Office Timeline co-founder Tim Stumbles talks about the Plus Edition of this amazing add-in that creates awesome timelines within PowerPoint. We also explore local publish and overall publish settings in Adobe Presenter, an add-in for PowerPoint. We then bring you PowerPoint 2013 tutorials on resetting slides and comparing presentations manually. PowerPoint 2010 users can learn about rehearsing slide timings, recording slide shows, and reusing slides through drag and drop. Finally PowerPoint 2011 for Mac users can explore rehearsing slide timings, recording slide shows, and how to add and rename slide sections. And don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week!

Read Indezine's PowerPoint and Presenting News.


Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Moving Slides Between Sections

February 17, 2015

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Moving Slides Between Sections

With the use of Sections, you can make your presentation slides easy to manage. Adding and renaming Sections enables you to logically categorize your presentation slides. Even after dividing your slides into Sections, you will want to move slides from one Section to another.

Learn how to move slides from one section to another in PowerPoint 2013.


Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Moving Slides Between Sections

February 17, 2015

Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Moving Slides Between Sections

Sections make your presentation slides easy to manage. You can add and rename sections to logically categorize your presentation slides. Even after dividing your slides into Sections, you can move slides between sections in PowerPoint 2010 as explained in this tutorial.

Learn how to move slides from one section to another in PowerPoint 2010.


PresenterMedia Content and More: Conversation with Art Holden

February 16, 2015

Art Holden

Art Holden has been in the animation and presentation industry since 1996. He helped start Animation Factory in 1997 and served as general manager of Animation Factory for thirteen years. He currently lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA and works with PresenterMedia, a media content creating company. In this conversation, Art discusses the new additions at Presenter Media, and the closure of Microsoft's Clip Art Gallery.

Read the conversation here.


Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Reuse Slides Through Drag and Drop

February 16, 2015

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Reuse Slides Through Drag and Drop

Reusing your existing slides can be of great help since it saves so much of your time. While the menu option Insert | Slides From | Other Presentation enables you to add selected slides to the active presentation, there is another easier and more intuitive way to reuse your slides. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to reuse slides through this drag and drop process within PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

Learn how to drag slides from one presentation to another for reuse in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.


Adobe Presenter: Create PDFs containing Animation and Multimedia

February 16, 2015

Adobe Presenter: Create PDFs containing Animation and Multimedia

Very few people are aware that Adobe's PDF files actually support movement and multimedia! Yes, you can have animations and transitions within PDFs, and also these PDFs can contain audio and video files. So why do the PDFs typically created from within PowerPoint using PowerPoint's built-in PDF output -- or even created using Adobe's Acrobat Pro program not contain these niceties? Was that a little confusing? Let's make this easier. Imagine you have a PowerPoint presentation that has some animation and an embedded video clip. Convert that to a PDF and all the movement and multimedia is lost! The solution is not very obvious, but Adobe creates a PowerPoint add-in called Adobe Presenter -- this lets you directly publish your presentation into a PDF with all the movement and multimedia preserved.

Learn how to create PDFs containing animations and multimedia within PowerPoint using Adobe Presenter.


Pond5: Search and Download Public Domain Content

February 13, 2015

Pond5: Search and Download Public Domain Content

Finding perfect media for a presentation is no piece of cake, not to speak of being expensive as well. Although there are a wide range of search engines that are capable of pulling up tons of information we need, there's always the hidden caveat that such content cannot be legally used! Yes, there is always the sword of Damocles hanging over your head that a restrictive but invisible license may be applied to the content you find via search engines, which later may result in copyright violations, and even legal headaches. That brings us to the topic of this article - and that is how you can search and download Public Domain content via Pond5.

Explore, search and download Pond5's Public Domain content.


Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Adding and Renaming Sections

February 13, 2015

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Adding and Renaming Sections

Presentations with a large number of slides may be a challenge for managing unless they are logically divided into Sections. Even presentations that do not have a large number of slides can benefit from Sections. However, just dividing slides into Sections will not achieve much unless you create and name these Sections in a proper manner to represent what the slides within each Section contain. In this tutorial, let us learn how to add Sections, and also how to rename them.

Learn how to add and rename sections in PowerPoint 2011.


Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Reuse Slides Through Drag and Drop

February 13, 2015

Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Reuse Slides Through Drag and Drop

Previously we explored how reusing your existing slides can be a great help, since it saves so much of your time. While bringing up the Reuse Slides task pane enables you to add selected slides to the active presentation, there is another easier and more intuitive way to reuse your slides. You can drag selected slides from the source presentation and drop them within the newer presentation. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to reuse slides through this drag and drop process within PowerPoint 2010 for Windows.

Learn how to reuse slides via drag and drop in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows.


Valentine's Day Animated Slides

February 12, 2015

Valentine's Day Animated Slides

Do you want to create something cool this Valentine's Day? Then just load up PowerPoint, and get started with this "idea kit". The download contains two animated Valentine's Day PowerPoint presentations. Detailed tutorial slides are within the presentation that explains how you can create these Valentine's Day animated slides on your own.

Go ahead and spend a fun hour!


Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Compare Presentations Manually

February 12, 2015

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Compare Presentations Manually

While PowerPoint does have an option to automatically compare presentations, sometimes doing this comparison manually can be actually more effective, especially when you have fewer changes in the first place. You can place both presentations side by side and compare individual slides.

Learn how to compare presentation slides in PowerPoint 2013.


Adobe Presenter: Local Publish Settings

February 12, 2015

Adobe Presenter: Local Publish Settings

Adobe Presenter provides various publish options such as to publish locally, via the Adobe Connect service, and also as an interactive PDF. Each of these options has additional settings such as appearance, playback, quality, and attachments. Within these Settings, you can personalize the output. In this tutorial we'll explore the local publish settings.

Explore various local publish settings in Adobe Presenter.


Creating Word Clouds for PowerPoint using Word Cloud Generator

February 11, 2015

Creating Word Clouds for PowerPoint using Word Cloud Generator

Word Clouds provide creative ways to explore and explain a concept or a subject using relevant terms that support a central idea. Even better, they create a visual from some words, and can be used effectively in presentation scenarios, such as within your PowerPoint slides. However, creating such a Word Cloud in PowerPoint can be both a daunting and a time consuming task! You will first have to insert text boxes and rotate them randomly until you are satisfied. And even then, the output you achieve in PowerPoint may not be so appealing. To make this process easier, we will explore another site called the Word Cloud Generator.

Learn how to create word clouds for PowerPoint in Word Cloud Generator.


Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Record Slide Show

February 11, 2015

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Record Slide Show

Recording slides is almost like delivering a presentation that you cannot deliver in person! Let's imagine that you cannot deliver your slides in person. What you would then want to do is to deliver your presentation in front of your computer, almost as if you had a live audience present -- all this while, your narrations are being recorded. Even the time you spend on each slide is recorded along with the time taken for each animation to play. In PowerPoint 2011, as far as interface is considered, there is no difference between the options available for rehearsing slides and for recording a slide show. The only difference is that while recording a slide show, along with the time spent on each slide, your narrations are also being recorded through the connected microphone.

Explore the Record Slide Show feature in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.


Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Record Slide Show

February 11, 2015

Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Record Slide Show

Let's imagine that you cannot deliver your slides in person. You then want to do the next best option, that is to deliver your presentation in front of your computer, almost as if you had a live audience present. All this while, all your narrations are being recorded. Even the time you spend on each slide is recorded along with the time taken for each animation to play. You can also record your laser pointer activity if you use PowerPoint’s built in laser pointer. All of this can be saved as part of your presentation that you can send to others – and they can see this at their convenience, with your voice accompanying the slide show!

Learn how you can record a slide show in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows.


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Polygon Center Circles for PowerPoint

These special circles have polygon centers: the centers are made of triangles, squares, pentagons, and hexagons! And based on the sides of the polygon, the rest of the circle has that many segments.

Download and use these Polygon Center Circles in your slides for just $4.99


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