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Reading View in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

December 17, 2018

Reading View in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

The repertoire of various views available in PowerPoint 2016 ranges from some views that you use all the time to others that you may have never bothered to explore. The latter category probably includes Reading view. Reading view is similar to Slide Show view in some ways because, in both views, the slide is shown in full-screen mode. However, in Reading view, you also see the PowerPoint title bar and the Status Bar at the top and bottom of the interface respectively. Additionally, you can also view the Windows taskbar at the bottom of the screen.

Learn about Reading view in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Present a PowerPoint Without Laughing?

December 14, 2018

Present a PowerPoint Without Laughing?

How do I present a PowerPoint, or a slide from any other program without laughing? This was one of the challenging questions that someone posted on Quora, and I decided to take up the challenge. Here is my answer based upon what I answered on Quora, but I have expanded this version extensively. First of all, when you ask how to present PowerPoint without laughing, do note that there may be only a few scenarios in which this question is applicable.

Read more here.


Slide Sorter View in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

December 14, 2018

Slide Sorter View in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Most of the time, you may work on a single slide in your PowerPoint presentation, but there are times when you want to copy, duplicate, reorder, or even delete a bunch of slides. It's in scenarios like these that you will encounter PowerPoint 2016's Slide Sorter view. Among the various views available in PowerPoint 2016 to play and edit your presentations, we have already covered both Normal view and Outline view. Although Slide Sorter view does not let you edit individual slide objects, it does let you work with the whole slide itself. Any edits made will influence one or more slides, depending on your selection.

Learn about Slide Sorter view in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Add and Rename Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

December 13, 2018

Add and Rename Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

The Ribbon that you see within the PowerPoint 2016 for Mac user interface was designed to make all options easily accessible. To make more options available, you can add more tabs, rename them, and populate them with even more commands, as we will explore within this tutorial.

Learn to add and rename Ribbon tabs in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Transparent Pattern Fills in PowerPoint

December 13, 2018

Transparent Pattern Fills in PowerPoint

Did you know that PowerPoint 2003 and previous versions provided an option to create pattern fills for shapes that had transparency? For example, you could end up with horizontal lines that were 50% transparent, 20% transparent, or transparent with any percentage value.

Learn to restore transparency for pattern fills in newer versions of PowerPoint using ideas explained in this post.


Preparing for Ignite or Pecha Kucha: Conversation with Yancey Unequivocally

December 12, 2018

Yancey Unequivocally

Yancey Unequivocally is the co-founder and President at Empowered Presentations, a slide design firm based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Yancey is in the business of helping companies and nonprofit organizations get their message across. Her business has received accolades such as two first-place finishes in the World’s Best Presentation Contest on Slideshare.net and a Best in Slideshow Finalist in the Microsoft PowerPoint Slidefest Contest. In this conversation, Yancey discusses how you can prepare efficiently to create and deliver a better Ignite or Pecha Kucha presentation.

Read the conversation here.


Notes Page View in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

December 12, 2018

Notes Page View in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

The Notes Page is one of ten views available in PowerPoint 2016. This view shows you how your printed notes will appear. In this tutorial, we'll explore this particular view for Notes Pages and learn about the benefits of this view. First of all, the Notes page shows the speaker notes that you add to the Notes pane for each slide. Moreover, then these speaker notes are visible in three distinct places within PowerPoint, depending on the view you choose.

Learn about Notes Page view in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: December 11, 2018

December 11, 2018

How to Use PowerPoint Differently: 3 Unique Use Cases

We explore shorter countdown timers in PowerPoint. This entire kit contains 5 different styles of Countdown Timer. We made these available in two slide sizes for both standard (4:3) and widescreen (16:9) resolutions. In another exclusive feature, Kurt Dupont of PresentationPoint talks about three things that you need to know about PowerPoint that will help you learn how to use PowerPoint in more resourceful ways.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about Normal View (Editing View) and Outline View. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can explore creating Cookie Cutter Shapes, and Rotating Text 180° within Shapes. 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.


Align Text within Shapes and Text Boxes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

December 11, 2018

Align Text within Shapes and Text Boxes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

After adding text within a shape (or a text box) in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, you can also perform basic edits like adding, deleting, or replacing existing text. Other than the basic text editing you can even control how your text is aligned within the shape. To do that you need to access these options within the Format Shape Task Pane.

Learn how to align text within a shape or text box in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Text within Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

December 10, 2018

Text within Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Text is probably the most important element on your PowerPoint slides. You may have heard the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, but more often than not, that picture needs a caption to be understood better. And even when there are no captions, a narrative is required. And that narrative is text too. Text can be added almost everywhere within PowerPoint slides: from placeholders and text boxes to the Notes Pane. Additionally, you can also add and edit text within any shapes except connectors, including straight lines.

Learn how to insert and edit text within a shape in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


How to Use PowerPoint Differently: 3 Unique Use Cases

December 06, 2018

Kurt Dupont

PowerPoint is a very resourceful tool that can help businesses achieve more. Unfortunately, there are several possibilities within PowerPoint that people don't know. The only thing that people know is how to design the presentations, but they don't know they can use certain tools to better enhance those presentations and achieve more. Some people will complain how they hate PowerPoint and others say that PowerPoint does not help them in achieving what they wanted. Here are some of the three things that you need to know about PowerPoint that will help you learn how to use PowerPoint in more resourceful ways.

Read more in this post by Kurt Dupont.


Rotate Text 180° within Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

December 06, 2018

Rotate Text 180° within Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

If you have worked aplenty with text in PowerPoint, you must be aware that you cannot rotate text within a shape by 180°. What's surprising is that you can rotate text by 90° and 270° within a shape, but not by 180°! But why would you need upside-down text that is rotated 180°? Many users do need this upside-down text to explain advanced concepts.

Learn how to rotate text 180° within a shape in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Countdown Timers for PowerPoint - Shorter

December 05, 2018

Countdown Timers for PowerPoint - Shorter

Here are a bunch of Countdown Timer slides that you can use to create or embed in your own PowerPoint presentation slides. This entire kit contains 5 different styles of Countdown Timer. We made these available in two slide sizes for both standard (4:3) and widescreen (16:9) resolutions. You can get this kit for only $5.

Download and use in your slides.


Outline View in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

December 05, 2018

Outline View in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

The Outline view in PowerPoint 2016 provides access to your presentation's text outline through the Slides/Outline pane on the left side of the PowerPoint interface. The Outline view displays all the text contained within the title and text placeholders of your slides, and is one of the ten views in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.

Learn about the Outline View within PowerPoint 2016.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: December 4, 2018

December 04, 2018

Crazy Competitions: Conversation with Nigel Holmes

We first feature John Auckland, who shares his experience of successfully funding around 50 companies, to share with you, 5 Steps to Creating a Killer Pitch Deck When Raising Funds. Nigel Holmes, a celebrated illustrator talks about his new book, Crazy Competitions: 100 Weird and Wonderful Rituals from Around the World. If you explore through the pages of his book, you will discover so many ideas on how you can make illustrations work better for you in PowerPoint. Even if you don't use the inspiration in PowerPoint, the book is an amazing read and watch! We then feature Ken Molay, who shares Top 5 Tips For Remote Presentation Design. This is a must-read if you deliver webinars. Finally, we did not find a list of common double-byte fonts anywhere, and with so many requests pouring in, we decided to create a list on our own.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows can explore the many Views in the program. PowerPoint 2013 for Windows can learn how to Insert Symbols. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can learn about Manipulating Shapes by Dragging Yellow Handles, and Text Alignment. 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.


Cookie Cutter Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

December 04, 2018

Cookie Cutter Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Do you want to create a pentagon-shaped table? Even better, don't you want to use a process that not only makes the table completely editable, but which ends up with a particular shape? We are going to use two PowerPoint techniques to achieve this trick.

Learn how to make cookie cutter shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


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Gears for PowerPoint (Series 01)

All these gears are native PowerPoint shapes. You can recolor them, add effects, and do more, all inside PowerPoint. Results which would have taken hours to achieve now take less than a minute! Have fun using the gear graphics, and make your audience take notice! All these gears can be rotated and resized, as required. Since they are essentially pictures, all types of edits that you can do with pictures work with them too!

Get this complete kit now, you’ll save so much time that you can use doing something else!


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