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Open and Close Options in Backstage View of PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

May 09, 2018

Open and Close Options in Backstage View of PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

When you click the File menu and access Backstage view in PowerPoint 2016, several options appear. On this page, we explore two of those options: Open and Close.

Learn about opening and closing files in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: May 8, 2018

May 08, 2018

PowerPoint and Presenting News: May 8, 2018

We feature Damjan Taylor, who talks about using PowerPoint's Morph transition to create interactive slide navigation. We also bring you a download for Animated Headshots in PowerPoint and also show you how you can create it on your own.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about changing one animation to another. You can also learn about the New tab options in Backstage view. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can explore adding new slide layouts. PowerPoint Online users can find out ways to insert new slides. And if that wasn’t enough for this week, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates released in the last seven days.

Stay informed about updated tutorials and happenings related to PowerPoint and presenting.


Applying Theme Colors and Theme Fonts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

May 08, 2018

Applying Theme Colors and Theme Fonts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Applying a Theme in PowerPoint applies Theme Colors, Theme Fonts, Theme Effects, Theme Backdrops, and much more. However there are scenarios in which you really don't require such a complete makeover or metamorphosis. In that case, you can still apply Theme Colors and Theme Fonts and leave all other Theme attributes unchanged.

Learn how to apply Theme Colors and Theme Fonts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Before You Create a Video Clip From PowerPoint

May 07, 2018

Before You Create a Video Clip From PowerPoint

Many people use PowerPoint as a video editor, and use the export options in PowerPoint to create video clips. If you use the newer versions of PowerPoint, the output quality can be amazing, but when you upload these video clips to a site such as YouTube or Vimeo, then the quality can get degraded. Why? That’s because these sites compress your video clips, that can lead to the reduction in the video quality.

Did you know that there's so much you can do even before you export video clips, right inside PowerPoint to make the degrading effects of any subsequent compression minimal?.


Options Tab in Backstage View in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

May 07, 2018

Inserting a New Slide in PowerPoint Online

Unknown to many users, there are lesser known options within PowerPoint that can change your workflow, and make you work faster. Most of these preferences are to be found within the PowerPoint Options dialog box.

Learn about PowerPoint 2016’s Program Options that you can access from Backstage view.


Animated Headshots in PowerPoint

May 04, 2018

Animated Headshots in PowerPoint

You can see that a series of headshot pictures are animated in sequence to create an effective collage slide that can function as the starting slide for a presentation for a relevant subject suited for this type of an opening. You can also use the same technique for product shots or vacation pictures. Just substitute the headshots with the other pictures! So how was this created?

Learn how to animate a series of headshots. This is a very useful technique for an opening slide sequence.


Inserting a New Slide in PowerPoint Online

May 04, 2018

Inserting a New Slide in PowerPoint Online

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 Online.

Learn how you can insert a new slide in PowerPoint Online.


Animated PowerPoint Slides: Animated Headshots

May 03, 2018

Animated PowerPoint Slides: Animated Headshots

Do you want an animated slide with headshots that self-animate in sequence, one after the other? We have a sample presentation that may just be what you need. The presentation you download has two layers of headshots, with 12 headshots in each layer.

Download and use this Animated Headshots sample presentation.


Add New Slide Layouts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

May 03, 2018

Add New Slide Layouts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Using different Slide Layouts in PowerPoint, you can create good-looking slides. For example, you can use the ready-made layouts available that contain pictures or charts, or a separate layout for the opening slide. These layouts can be edited, duplicated, and renamed within the Slide Master to create even more Slide Layouts.

Learn how to add a new Slide Layout in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: May 1, 2018

May 01, 2018

PowerPoint and Presenting News: May 1, 2018

We feature Jim Endicott, who talks about how you can find our your presentation metaphor. Kurt Dupont from PresentationPro talks about how DataPoint, a PowerPoint add-in allows you to bring in tweets right within your PowerPoint slides. PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about exporting a presentation to a video clip. You can also learn about Office Background, an option that allows you to almost tattoo your PowerPoint interface!

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can explore hierarchical Guide options, and duplication, renaming, and editing of Slide Layouts. We also look at applying Themes. And if that wasn’t enough for this week, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates released in the last seven days.

Stay informed about updated tutorials and happenings related to PowerPoint and presenting.


New Tab Options in Backstage View in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

May 01, 2018

New Tab Options in Backstage View in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

When you launch PowerPoint 2016, you are provided with an option to create a new blank presentation. Further, if you are already working on an open presentation, and want to create a new presentation at that point, you can do so using the New tab within the Backstage View.

Learn about options within the New tab of Backstage view in PowerPoint 2016.


Change Animations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

April 30, 2018

Change Animations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Let's say you have used a Fade animation for a slide object, and now you want to use a Wipe animation instead. It's been observed that most of the time, users may remove an animation and apply another one rather than changing one animation into another. This may be because, in PowerPoint 2016, there is no particular option within the interface that changes the animation. But there is still a very easy one-click operation to change an existing animation to another one, as you will learn in this tutorial. The need to change an animation may arise for several reasons.

Learn to change animations for a given slide object in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Applying Themes in PowerPoint, Word, and Excel 2016 for Mac

April 27, 2018

Applying Themes in PowerPoint, Word, and Excel 2016 for Mac

Basically, Themes are like a style sheet for your Office documents. They define how your text appears, where it appears, and also the layouts of your slides. Themes also influence how charts look within Excel and PowerPoint, and also how your tables appear in all Office programs. You can also change the Theme for an Office document, sheet, or slide and watch how this simple task can change the overall appearance of your content.

Learn how to apply Themes in PowerPoint, Word, and Excel 2016 for Mac.


Duplicate, Rename, and Edit Slide Layouts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

April 26, 2018

Duplicate, Rename, and Edit Slide Layouts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

All slides within PowerPoint are based on one of the available Slide Layouts. These layouts can be chosen when you add a new slide or you can even change the layout of your existing slides. Each of these layouts offers a different look for your slide, and the layout you choose for any particular slide will depend upon the type of slide you are creating or editing. While these available layouts seem to cover most types of slides, you may sometimes want to create a new layout based on your individual requirements.

Learn how to duplicate, rename, and edit Slide Layouts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Hierarchical Guide Options in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

April 25, 2018

Hierarchical Guide Options in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Enabling Guides for your presentation slides helps ensure that your objects are easily aligned, and also in the same relative position in successive slides. But just enabling Guides is more like getting started. There’s so much more you can do, such as customizing the Guides themselves using hierarchical options. PowerPoint 2016 also lets you work with Guides on a higher hierarchical level within the Slide Master and individual Slide Layouts. Depending on whether you added Guides within the Slide Master, an individual Slide Layout, or even a normal slide, your Guides are color-coded for easy identification.

Learn about the hierarchical Guide options in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Tweeting Inside PowerPoint: Conversation with Kurt Dupont

April 25, 2018

Kurt Dupont

Kurt Dupont is a solution provider who would go out of his way just to ensure he brings out the best when it comes to issues that has to deal with data-driven presentations, data visualization, and digital signage software. He started by working at airports worldwide to set up airport databases and flight information screens. This evolved to became the basis for PresentationPoint. In this conversation, Kurt talks about showing tweets within PowerPoint slides.

Read the conversation here.

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