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Gridlines in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

March 13, 2019

Gridlines in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

PowerPoint's Gridlines help you position your slide objects more precisely. Along with Rulers and Guides, Gridlines let you position and snap slide objects in place so that you can easily line a set of slide objects uniformly. We will learn more about how you can work effectively with gridlines in this tutorial.

Learn about viewing and hiding gridlines in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: March 12, 2019

March 12, 2019

Full-HD Weather Screen Expansion Pack for DataPoint and Dynamic Weather PowerPoint Add-ins: Conversation with Kurt Dupont

We first explore Click, a presentation design conference to be held this year. Indezine readers can get a special discount. We then feature Kurt Dupont of PresentationPoint in an interview, where he talks about the new full-HD weather screen expansion pack for DataPoint and Dynamic Weather PowerPoint add-ins.We first explore Click, a presentation design conference to be held this year. Indezine readers can get a special discount. We then feature Kurt Dupont of PresentationPoint in an interview, where he talks about the new full-HD weather screen expansion pack for DataPoint and Dynamic Weather PowerPoint add-ins.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows will learn about two ways to reuse slides: the conventional Reuse Slides option, plus the Reuse Slides through Drag and Drop technique. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can learn how to Reset, Export, and Import QAT Customizations and about File Formats. 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.


File Types That Can be Opened in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

March 12, 2019

File Types That Can be Opened in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

We already learned about the file types PowerPoint 2016 for Mac can save. But when you go and look at the file types that PowerPoint 2016 for Mac can open, you'll find that there's no drop-down list in the Open dialog box. All files within any navigated folder are shown, and the only way you understand that a particular file type can be opened is because those files are not grayed out.

Learn about various file types that can open and work in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Presentation Management: Ending the Tangled Mess of PowerPoint?

March 11, 2019

Presentation Management: Ending the Tangled Mess of PowerPoint?

A new discipline called Presentation Management is bringing decades-old presentation technology into the 21st century. In short, presentation management stores and manages slides in the cloud, so the slides can easily be used, reused, shared, updated, tracked and organized for the whole enterprise. The slides become smart–embedded with data and analytics so you can actually gauge their performance. Machine-learning technology can learn about the slides in the system, understand what's happening during a live presentation, and suggest slides to help the presenter instantly find a slide that matches the conversation in the room.

Read more in this post by AlexAnndra Ontra, James Ontra, and Geetesh Bajaj.


Rulers in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

March 11, 2019

Rulers in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

When working with multiple slide objects, you should have a visual cue about where you are placing them. You can get exact coordinates of your slide objects using the positioning options in PowerPoint, but most of the time, you just need an approximate idea of where your objects are placed, and this can be easily obtained by using the Rulers option available in PowerPoint. By default, the Rulers may not be visible, but when made visible, they are located on the top and left parts of the active slide.

Learn about viewing and using Rulers in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Reuse Slides Through Drag and Drop in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

March 08, 2019

Reuse Slides Through Drag and Drop in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

We explored previously how reusing your existing slides can be a great help, since it saves so much of your time. While bringing up the Reuse Slides Task Pane enables you to add selected slides to the active presentation, there is another easier and more intuitive way to reuse your slides. You can drag selected slides from the source presentation and drop them within the newer presentation. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to reuse slides through this drag and drop process within PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.

Learn how to reuse slides through drag and drop in PowerPoint 2016.


File Formats in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

March 07, 2019

File Formats in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

How many file formats (types) can PowerPoint 2016 for Mac save to? If you count every single format from the necessary to the irrelevant (and forget the missing ones), then the number is 11 for PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

Explore various file types in the Save As dialog box in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Full-HD Weather Screen Expansion Pack for DataPoint and Dynamic Weather PowerPoint Add-ins: Conversation with Kurt Dupont

March 06, 2019

Full-HD Weather Screen Expansion Pack for DataPoint and Dynamic Weather PowerPoint Add-ins: Conversation with 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 the Full-HD Weather Screen Expansion Pack for DataPoint and Dynamic Weather PowerPoint Add-ins.

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


Reuse Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

March 06, 2019

Reuse Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Reusing your existing slides can be a great help: first you need not recreate stuff you already have and secondly you are saving so much time that you can use more effectively to practice your presentation! Having said that, always start by creating an outline of your presentation. This is important because it gives you an opportunity to plan your slides all over again. Thereafter, reuse any existing slides. PowerPoint provides a quick command that locates specific slides, and enables you to add it to the active presentation. While this process works the same way in all versions of PowerPoint, there are small interface changes. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to reuse slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.

Learn how to reuse slides in PowerPoint 2016.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: March 5, 2019

March 05, 2019

Add Glossy Highlights for Shapes in PowerPoint

We look at how you can add glossy highlights for shapes in PowerPoint, all inside the program without any external programs. We bring back Ellen Finkelstein's interview about her book, 7 Steps to Great Images.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users will learn about how you can Reset Slides, Duplicate Slides, and Hide/Unhide Slides. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users will learn how to Manage and Remove Connected Services, and Reset, Export, and Import Ribbon Customizations. 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.


Click: The Presentation Design Conference: Conversation with David Blatner

March 04, 2019

David Blatner

David Blatner is the President of CreativePro Network (CPN.co), and the author of 15 books and over 20 video titles, including Real World InDesign, InDesign Essential Training, and Spectrums: Our Mind-Boggling Universe From Infinitesimal to Infinity. He is the co-host of CreativePro Week, home of Click: The Presentation Design Conference. With over 30 years as a teacher, writer, and creator, Blatner strives to demystify, inspire, and connect. In this conversation, David talks about Click: The Presentation Design Conference.

Read the conversation here.


Reset, Export, and Import QAT Customizations in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

March 04, 2019

Reset, Export, and Import QAT Customizations in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

If you have a bunch of commands that you use frequently, you may want to keep them more accessible within PowerPoint 2016 for Mac by customizing your Quick Access Toolbar. You populate the QAT with commands you use often. Over a period, these customizations may become a valuable asset you want to save or share. However, PowerPoint 2016 on the Mac does not let you import or export customizations.

Learn how to reset, export, and import QAT customization in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


7 Steps to Great Images: Conversation with Ellen Finkelstein

March 01, 2019

Ellen Finkelstein

Ellen Finkelstein is a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP and author of several PowerPoint, Flash, and AutoCAD books. Her articles have appeared in numerous magazines, newsletters, and blogs. As a best-selling author, her books have sold over 300,000 copies and been translated into over 14 languages. In this conversation, Ellen talks about 7 Steps to Great Images, her new ebook.

Read the conversation here.


Hide/Unhide Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

March 01, 2019

Hide/Unhide Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Do you have a secret slide with useful information that you would rather not delete? But what if you show this slide to your audience inadvertently? How do you cope with this problem? The solution is easy: you just hide the slide. Hidden slides don't show up in Slide Show view, but they are still available to edit and to possibly unhide when you are ready to show that slide to the world.

Learn how to hide and unhide slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Reset, Export, and Import Ribbon Customizations in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

February 28, 2019

Reset, Export, and Import Ribbon Customizations in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac allows you to customize the Ribbon in a number of ways. You can add Ribbon tabs, add Groups, and populate these with commands. And if you think you made a mess and were better off with the defaults, then you can always get back to square one by choosing to reset changes made to one tab of the Ribbon, or even all tabs.

Learn how to reset, export, and import Ribbon customizations in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


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.


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Jigsaw Graphics for PowerPoint

Here are 10 jigsaw graphics containing different shapes. These graphics are available in both black and white and are contained within separate sample presentations that you download. Additionally, these jigsaw graphics are vector shapes, so you can easily edit them within your Microsoft Office program by changing fills, lines, and effects or even applying Shape Styles.

Download and use these Jigsaw Graphics in your slides for just $4.99+


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