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Page 293 of PowerPoint tutorials, presentation essentials, personality interviews, and PowerPoint news.


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An Interview with Jerry Weissman

June 1, 2018

Jerry Weissman

Jerry Weissman founded Power Presentations, Ltd. in 1988 in Silicon Valley. His background in broadcasting, television production, publication, professional writing and classic rhetoric made Weissman uniquely suited to create a new comprehensive, media-based approach to presentation coaching.

In this interview, Jerry talks about PowerPoint and provides advice to presenters.


Removing Sections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

June 1, 2018

Removing Sections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

To logically group your slides into parts, you should explore the Sections option in PowerPoint. Sections open up many possibilities, and you are not just limited to adding and renaming Sections. You can also move slides from one Section to another, change the order of Sections, or collapse/expand Sections. Of course, you can also remove a Section, as we explain here.

Learn to remove Sections in PowerPoint 2016.


Updates for Office 365 Applications

May 31, 2018

Updates for Office 365 Applications

Wondering why others have extra features in Microsoft Office 365 programs that you don't have? The answers can be found in the way Microsoft updates Office 365 applications.

Learn more here.


Moving Slides Between Sections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

May 31, 2018

Moving Slides Between Sections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Sections make your presentation slides easy to manage, and divide into logical parts. Also, adding and renaming Sections enables you to categorize your presentation slides. Yet, even after dividing your slides into Sections, you will want to move slides from one Section to another. How do you do that? Follow these steps to learn how to do so in PowerPoint 2016.

Learn to move slides from one section to another in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Adding and Renaming Sections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

May 30, 2018

Adding and Renaming Sections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Dividing a large number of slides into Sections helps you to manage them better. And even for presentations that do not have a large number of slides, you can benefit from Sections. However, the mere act of 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 to add and rename sections in PowerPoint 2016.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: May 29, 2018

May 29, 2018

PowerPoint and Presenting News: May 29, 2018

First of all, TJ Walker talks about his new course, Complete Presentation Skills Masterclass for Every Occasion that he is giving away free to Indezine readers. We then explore the art of creating stories, inspired by cinema. We also look at the new Presets in Shape Styles, to be found in Office 365 versions of PowerPoint. We then revisit an amazing post authored by Carmine Gallo, in which he explains how you can create a presentation, the Steve Jobs way. We also updated our Which Themes Are Installed Within Office Versions? page so that you can see and even download every single Theme bundled with all versions of PowerPoint!

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about working with HSL colors and Shape Styles. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can explore Picture Slide Layouts, creating custom shaped Picture placeholders, and add Places to save and open files. 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.


Theme Fonts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

May 29, 2018

Theme Fonts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

In PowerPoint, any Theme applied brings to the table several unique facts such as Theme Fonts, Theme Colors, and Theme Effects. And also, Slide Layouts, Backgrounds, etc. When you apply another Theme to your PowerPoint presentation, the changes reflect in all slides in the presentation. Yes, the change is complete, and thus the resulting slides all look consistent. In this tutorial, our focus is primarily on Theme Fonts. We'll explore how Theme Fonts work in your presentation.

Explore Theme Fonts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Getting Started with Sections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

May 28, 2018

Getting Started with Sections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Sections in PowerPoint is a feature that lets you organize slides into segments or divisions for easier management. For instance, if you have many slides, you may find the content difficult to handle, edit, or even deliver. And if you have a few slides, even then you may have the need to organize them logically in Sections. The Section option within PowerPoint 2016 enables you to divide your presentation slides into logical parts.

Sections in PowerPoint 2016 can help organize your presentation in logical parts.


Which Themes Are Installed Within Office Versions?

May 25, 2018

Which Themes Are Installed Within Office Versions?

Most of you know that Microsoft started including Themes rather than templates since Office 2007. Since then, over a hundred Themes have been included within different versions of Office, on both Windows and Mac versions. But sometimes you will run into a roadblock when you cannot find a Theme you are looking for!

Explore list of pre-installed and available Themes within the Office versions released so far.


Shape Styles in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

May 25, 2018

Shape Styles in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

PowerPoint’s fill, line, and effect attributes enable you to customize the look of shapes and other slide objects in your presentation. However, it may take ages to get that perfect color combination and even after spending so much time, the final look may not match the Theme of your presentation. Shape Styles is an awesome option to overcome this problem. Shape Styles are a collection of prebuilt styles housed within a gallery of the same name. These styles are all Theme-specific. What does this mean? It means that if a presentation’s Theme changes, you’ll end up with new Shape Styles.

Explore Shape Styles with fills, outlines, and effects in PowerPoint 2016.


Create a Presentation the Steve Jobs Way

May 24, 2018

Carmine Gallo

Carmine Gallo is a communications coach for the world’s most admired brands. He is a sought after speaker and author of the new book, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience.

In this Indezine exclusive article, Carmine discusses how you can create better slides, and become a better presenter. All techniques are inspired by Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ presentation skills.

Read Carmine Gallo’s article here.


Create Custom Shaped Picture Placeholders in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

May 24, 2018

Create Custom Shaped Picture Placeholders in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Do you want your pictures to be contained within shapes that look like frames? Or maybe you want to use silhouette style placeholders for your pictures? Yes, this process is a little involved, but we'll hold your hand if you promise to follow all our steps in sequence!

Learn how to create custom shaped Picture placeholders in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Presets in Shape Styles

May 23, 2018

Presets in Shape Styles

If you have used Shape Styles, you know that applying them adds a style that’s based on both Theme Colors and Theme Effects. Now there’s something new called Presets in Shape Styles, that can be found in Office 365 versions of PowerPoint. Some of these styles are perfect if you want to add a transparent or semi-transparent shape with one click.

Learn more about Presets in Shape Styles.


Add Places in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

May 23, 2018

Add Places in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

While you can open and save files from any file location you access on your computer or network, you can also add more places from where you can open and save files. You see options to add a place, also known as Online Locations in both the Open and Save As dialog boxes.

Learn to add places to open and save files in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018

PowerPoint and Presenting News: May 22, 2018

We first look at PowerPoint makeovers, and why each makeover is different. We look at a strategy that will help you approach your makeovers better. We have a special series on Themes and templates for Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint. We first explore the evolution of Themes and then explore where you can look for built-in Themes. We then look at where your custom Office Themes are saved in various Office versions on both Windows and Mac.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about using RGB colors and adding Places to open and save files. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can explore resizing text boxes and formatting Picture placeholders in layouts. PowerPoint 2013 users will learn to add Places to open and save files. 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.


Working with Picture Slide Layouts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

May 22, 2018

Working with Picture Slide Layouts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Slide Layouts are a very useful feature because they let you use a preset arrangement of placeholders repeatedly, resulting in consistent looking slides. And yes, you can also create your own custom Slide Layouts. While very few users create their own custom Slide Layouts, even fewer will create a custom Slide Layout for pictures! That's regrettable since Picture Slide Layouts can make your slides look so unique. In this tutorial, we will show you how easy it is to create your own Picture Slide Layout in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

Learn how to work with Picture Slide Layouts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


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Jeopardy-Like PowerPoint Template (25 Questions)

Want to play a Jeopardy-like game using PowerPoint slides? Yes, this is absolutely doable but making PowerPoint slides with all the interactivity and layouts takes too much work. Fortunately, we have done the work for you. just download our Jeopardy-like 25 (5x5) question PowerPoint template, replace the placeholders provided for questions, answers, and categories, and you’re done! You'll still need a real human being to track scores and you could soon be playing this amazing game as part of a fun exercise, a training program, or even a quiz show.

Download and play your own Jeopardy-like game


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