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Page 297 of PowerPoint tutorials, presentation essentials, personality interviews, and PowerPoint news.


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ToolsToo 7.2: Conversation with Gil Segal

July 18, 2018

Gil Segal

Gil Segal is the creator of ToolsToo and a senior software consultant. Gil is always on the lookout for ways to automate manual tasks in any software he uses and has been a PowerPoint power-user since the mid 90’s. In this interview, Gil talks about the new ToolsToo v7.2 add-in for PowerPoint.

Read the conversation here.


Picture Bullets in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

July 18, 2018

Picture Bullets in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

PowerPoint provides several bullet styles that you can choose from, but they do look a little canned since almost every PowerPoint slide these days uses the same bullet styles! You could get rid of bullets altogether and use small sentences/paragraphs instead, or maybe you could explore picture bullets, to insert any picture as your bullet. Of course, for picture bullets to work, your picture needs to be small, no larger than a medium-sized dot. And it helps if it has transparent areas. If all this talk about the size and transparency of a picture bullet makes you curious, don't worry because we explain it all!

Learn how to use pictures as bullets in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: July 17, 2018

July 17, 2018

RGB Colors in Decimal and Hexadecimal Values

We first explore how you can express RGB color values in both hexadecimal and decimal values. We then feature Jamie Garroch who talks about the Custom Colors feature in his YOUtools add-in for PowerPoint. Jerry Weissman explores a viral video, and how you can replicate a similar media success. Bess Gallanis explores stories, and how you can leverage the power of storytelling so that your story is better.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about Working with Snap to Grid and Adding More Guides. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users will find out more about Inserting Shapes and Merge Shape commands. 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 week.

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


Shape Combine Command in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

July 17, 2018

Shape Combine Command in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

There are so many shapes available in PowerPoint, and that's good because that means so many more possibilities to create your own unique shapes by using any of the Merge Shapes commands. One of the amazing options within Merge Shapes is Combine, which retains areas where the shapes do not overlap while removing the overlapping areas. Think of Combine as an amazing cutout option!

Learn how you can combine shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


The Best Story Wins – by Bess Gallanis: Part 2 of 2

July 16, 2018

Bess Gallanis

This is a second in a series of guest articles by Bess Gallanis of Speaking with Power and Persuasion, an executive communications consulting firm based in Chicago. She is a communication coach, speaker, journalist, a student of yoga and insight meditation and the author of Yoga Chick (Warner Books, 2006). In this article, Bess finds an analogy between business storytelling and the new movie, The Social Network.

Bess Gallanis looks at SOCO, that stands for single, overriding communications objective to make your stories stand apart.


Guide Options in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

July 16, 2018

Guide Options in PowerPoint in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Among the many features in PowerPoint 2016, there are some that are more useful than the others. Options for using Guides are certainly vital. Many users are not aware of all the capabilities that Guides offer. For example, Guides can be added through the right-click menu. You can add new Guides that are offset to your existing Guides. Guides need not be grey in color, you can choose from 10 colors.

Learn about options that result in using Guides more effectively in PowerPoint 2016.


The Best Story Wins, Part 1 of 2

July 13, 2018

Bess Gallanis

This is a guest article by Bess Gallanis of Speaking with Power and Persuasion, an executive communications consulting firm based in Chicago. She is a communication coach, speaker, journalist, a student of yoga and insight meditation and the author of Yoga Chick (Warner Books, 2006). For more than 25 years, public and private company CEOs, senior executives, portfolio managers and financial advisors have sought out Bess to help them develop their leadership voice and to make an impact through skillful communications. In this article, Bess talks about how a story can endure.

Bess Gallanis explores stories, and how you can leverage the power of storytelling so that your story is better.


RGB Colors in Decimal and Hexadecimal Values

July 13, 2018

RGB Colors in Decimal and Hexadecimal Values

While we learned the basics about RGB colors, that constitute portions of Red, Blue, and Green—what we need to know is that there is so much more to learn about them. Did you know that there are two ways in which individual RGB color values are expressed? The most common way is using decimals. But have you run into color values such as FF0000 or 006699? These six digit values that combine number and alphabet characters are hexadecimals.

Explore using Hexadecimal values to express RGB colors.


Merge Shape Commands in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

July 12, 2018

Merge Shape Commands in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Merge Shape commands are essentially five commands that work with shapes, text and pictures. Using these commands, you can play with shapes, text, and picture—and merge them, or subtract one object from the other. The results can be fascinating—and playing with the Merge Shape commands can be addictive.

Explore the Merge Shape commands in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Viral Video In Two Steps: Presentation And Perseverance

July 11, 2018

Viral Video In Two Steps: Presentation And Perseverance

Two weeks ago, Mary Jennings Hegar was a textbook definition of a long shot: a rookie Democrat running in red state Texas’ 31st Congressional District against John Carter, a Republican who has held the office for 15 years. Although MJ, as she likes to be called, had a distinguished career as a U.S. Air Force Medevac pilot in Afghanistan (winning a Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart when her helicopter was shot down), she was a political unknown. But last week, after she released a campaign video that went viral with nearly 4 million views, she was all over the media.

Read more with Jerry Weissman.


Adding More Guides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

July 11, 2018

Adding More Guides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Once you have made Guides visible on your PowerPoint slides, 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 2016 for Windows.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: July 10, 2018

July 10, 2018

PowerPoint and Presenting News: July 10, 2018

We first feature Markus Hannebauer of think-cell who talks about the new think-cell 9 release and how AI benefits users. We then explore the concept of PowerPoint dashboards, and what exactly you can place within such a dashboard. Jerry Weissman observes that every day, there's another announcement about a new way to drive, work, shop, eat, play, or pay. Clearly, you need to build a better mousetrap and presentation. And Robert Kawalsky discusses the acquisition of Zeetings by Canva.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about Rulers, Gridlines, Guides, Smarter Guides, and how the Snap to Grid settings work. 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 week.

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


Working with Snap to Grid in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

July 10, 2018

Working with Snap to Grid in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Making gridlines visible on your slides in PowerPoint 2016 is only a good idea if you use the Grid feature to attain some results. If you are serious about using Grids to position slide objects with more precision, you must first visit the options available for changing Grid settings. Once you have played around with the grid settings, you are better equipped and prepared to explore how the Snap to Grid feature can help you accurately position and move slide objects such as pictures, shapes, or anything else you can select and move on a slide!

Learn how the Snap to Grid option works in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


PowerPoint Custom Colors with YOUtools: Conversation with Jamie Garroch

July 9, 2018

Jamie Garroch

Jamie Garroch is the founder of YOUpresent, a PowerPoint add-in and presentation design agency. YOUpresent provides a suite of off-the-shelf add-ins plus a custom add-in design service for organizations wishing to extend the functionality of PowerPoint or other Office apps. That can be anything from adding a single button to apply a corporate style, to a fully loaded ribbon with custom tools tuned to the organization’s workflow. Known as “extensibility,” Jamie is a passionate evangelist of this relatively unknown productivity feature of Microsoft Office. In this conversation, Jamie talks about the new Custom Colors feature in his YOUtools add-in for PowerPoint.

Read the conversation here.


Insert Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

July 9, 2018

Insert Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Shapes are the building blocks of whatever you create in PowerPoint. In fact, even a text box that you add to your slide is essentially a shape with a No Fill attribute. Once you get proficient with shapes, you can do so much more. For example, you can combine multiple shapes to create fancier shapes. However, you need to start with the very basics, and there's so much to learn even at this foundation level. The first task you need to do is to insert a shape. Fortunately, PowerPoint makes it easy to do this task.

Learn how to insert Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


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