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Duplicate Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

February 27, 2019

Duplicate Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Duplicating slides is a task that can be helpful, yet its value is not always understood. The first question asked is why would anyone want to duplicate slides? There are many reasons to do so. You may want to create another slide that is similar to what you already have. You may also want to use the same slide twice, or create a slightly edited chart than what you already have on an existing slide. Duplicating and editing a slide is easier than redoing it again.

Learn how to duplicate slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: February 26, 2019

February 26, 2019

Keyboard Shortcuts for PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

We first feature Mike Parkinson, who talks about his new book, A Trainer's Guide to PowerPoint. In a guest post, Philippa Leguen de Lacroix from Presented UK discusses Why Should You Be Using and Mastering PowerPoint's Triggers? Gordon Adams of Toastmasters explains How to Make Your Presentation Fly.

Sway users can learn how to create a new Sway presentation. PowerPoint 2016 for Windows can explore how they can Change Slide Layouts, and get up to date with Keyboard Shortcuts. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can learn about Transparency for Shape Fills, and how they can Add Services, such as OneDrive. 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.


Manage and Remove Connected Services in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

February 26, 2019

Manage and Remove Connected Services in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Duplicating slides is a task that can be helpful, yet its value is not always understood. The first question asked is why would anyone want to duplicate slides? There are many reasons to do so. You may want to create another slide that is similar to what you already have. You may also want to use the same slide twice, or create a slightly edited chart than what you already have on an existing slide. Duplicating and editing a slide is easier than redoing it again.

Learn how to manage and remove a connected service in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Add Glossy Highlights for Shapes in PowerPoint

February 25, 2019

Add Glossy Highlights for Shapes in PowerPoint

Have you seen a glossy highlight that is overlaid on the screens of electronic devices such as tablets, laptops, screens, or even phones? You can see an example of this effect in the figure below. The tablet on the left has no such glossy highlight but the tablet on the right does! It's easy to create this glossy highlight in PowerPoint. Even better, you can just create a shape that represents this glossy highlight, and then use it anywhere you want!

Learn how to add glossy highlights for shapes in PowerPoint.


Reset Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

February 25, 2019

Reset Slide in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Sometimes we come across slides that can be hazardous to our vision! One look at such a slide, and it really doesn't matter if the content is great or not. The reason why it no longer matters is because such slides have nothing understated about them, and they seem to ensure that audiences get distracted. You might end up with a similar slide for no fault of yours, because someone else prepared them for you! You now need to eradicate all the formatting on the slide to make it look more simple and clean. You may need to change the position, size, and text layout for the placeholders on the slide too. Fortunately, there is an easy, one-click process to restore some sanity in such slides.

Learn how to reset your slide formatting with one click in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


How to Make Your Presentation Fly

February 22, 2019

Gordon Adams

To make your presentation fly, you need to capture your audience's attention right from the start. That means you need an opening that engaging and full of impact. Here are some different ways to achieve this. Begin with a quotation. If you want your presentation to carry extra authority, it can be helpful to open it with a quotation from a respected figure.

Read more with Gordon Adams.


Create a New Sway in Microsoft Sway

February 22, 2019

Create a New Sway

Once you sign into your Sway account, you can create Sways! Yes, the program and the files it creates are both called Sway. So what do you need to create Sways? You can either use the content from your local device, or any content from internet sources such as Bing, OneDrive, YouTube, and Facebook. These created Sways can be shared later as interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more.

Explore how to create a new Sway presentation or document in Microsoft Sway.


Add Services in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

February 21, 2019

Add Services in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Microsoft Office 2016 applications work well with cloud platforms such as OneDrive. Roaming capabilities enable when you log into your Microsoft account within Office applications such as PowerPoint. Once logged in, all your settings, including your recent files or templates, will be synced across all your devices, including laptops, tablets, and even smartphones.

Learn how to add various services in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Why Should You Be Using and Mastering PowerPoint's Triggers?

February 20, 2019

Philippa Leguen de Lacroix

In the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, there's a phenomenon called "SEP" that you just can't see. SEP stands for Somebody Else's Problem, and quite simply: we all choose not to see it. I'm pretty sure this same principle applies to all those buttons on applications that we don't know what they do. We just don't see them. Blissfully unaware! For example: "Triggers" in PowerPoint's Animation Pane has been there for a very long time, probably. But it’s only in recent years that we’ve been using them. And we're making up for lost time now. They are genius!

Read more with Philippa Leguen de Lacroix.


Keyboard Shortcuts for PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

February 20, 2019

Keyboard Shortcuts for PowerPoint

Here's the most comprehensive list of PowerPoint 2016 keyboard shortcuts that we know. How many of these do you presently use? Speed up your PowerPoint usage with these shortcuts, and enjoy some free time!

Explore keyboard shortcuts in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: February 19, 2019

February 19, 2019

Crowdbeamer: Conversation with Peter Ryckaert

We first answer a question from a reader: You set an audio clip to play across slides, and then you return to the first slide by pressing the Home button, or any other way. Now the audio no longer plays automatically. Why? We then answer another question: In my deck of slides, I need to have slide numbers 1 to 8 for the first section of slides. I then need the next section to be numbered 1 to 6 for another section. Is this doable? After answering these questions, we bring you an exclusive interview with Peter Ryckaert of Crowdbeamer.

Sway users can learn about signing into Microsoft Sway, and explore how Sway differs from PowerPoint. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can explore Tiling Options in texture fills, and also learn to Add Pattern Fills to 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.


Transparency for Shape Fills in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

February 19, 2019

Transparency for Shape Fills in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Shape fills such as solid colors, gradients, pictures, and textures can have a Transparency attribute that lets you reduce the opacity of a fill so that the slide object or background behind shows through.

Apply transparency to shape fills in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


A Trainer's Guide to PowerPoint: Conversation with Mike Parkinson

February 18, 2019

Mike Parkinson

Mike Parkinson (Microsoft MVP and APMP Fellow) is an internationally recognized visual communication expert, professional speaker, and award-winning author. Mike is one of 36 Microsoft PowerPoint MVPs in the world. He regularly conducts workshops and creates graphics, presentations, and creative materials for Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, FedEx, Xerox, Dell, and Boeing as well as at international learning institutions and organizations. In this conversation, Mike talks about his new book, A Trainer's Guide to PowerPoint: Best Practices for Master Presenters.

Read the conversation here.


Change Slide Layout in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

February 18, 2019

Change Slide Layout in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Each PowerPoint presentation contains several slides. Let's compare each slide to a blank canvas or an empty sheet of paper! You can thereafter add content to the slides in much the same way as you use brushes to create strokes of paint, or a pen to write. For example, do you want some text? Then you must add a text box. Want a picture? Just insert a picture and place it anywhere on your slide! Wait, this is not really the proper way to work in PowerPoint!

Read the conversation here.


Crowdbeamer: Conversation with Peter Ryckaert

February 15, 2019

Peter Ryckaert

Peter Ryckaert has been active in the internet business since 1995, and has been recognised in 2006 as the Flemish Youth Entrepreneur. With his previous company DigiPoint he also won the Trends Gold Award for the innovative realisation of a completely new remarketing platform for the automotive industry (used by General Motors). DigiPoint has long been among the top-3 internet companies in Belgium before being sold to Cegeka, a pan-European ICT group active in 11 countries. In 2015, he started the crowdbeamer venture, together with co-founder Hans Romaen. In this conversation, Peter talks about crowdbeamer.

Read the conversation here.


Add Pattern Fills to Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

February 14, 2019

Add Pattern Fills to Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Pattern fills for shapes are two-color designs comprising lines, dots, dashes and checks. PowerPoint includes 48 patterns such patterns with names like Plaid, Weaves, Shingle and Zig Zag. Pattern fills for shapes are not included within the Shape fill drop-down gallery in PowerPoint. But you can find this option within the Format Shape Task Pane. In this tutorial, we'll show you how you can access Pattern fill options in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

Add pattern fills to shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Numbering Slides from 1, Multiple Times in PowerPoint

February 14, 2019

Numbering Slides from 1, Multiple Times in PowerPoint

Here's a question I received today: In my deck of slides, I need to have slide numbers 1 to 8 for the first section of slides. I then need the next section to be numbered 1 to 6 for another section. Is this doable? The short answer is that this is not doable, at least not so at the time of writing this post. Hopefully, this feature will be added in a future release. The long answer is that there is a workaround for those who want this feature at all costs.

Learn how you can renumber individual slide sections, starting from slide 1 as many times you want using this workaround that links presentation decks.


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Feature List 01 (Layout with Tabs)

The Feature List Layout comprises three sample PowerPoint presentations: one each to create a visual list for 4 features, 5 features, and 6 features. These work great when you have too much information to fit within one slide. This solution lets you use multiple slides, but the visual result is still that of one single slide!

Buy and Download Feature List 01 (Layout with Tabs) for $4.99+ (671 kb)


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