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PowerPoint and Presenting News: April 16, 2019

April 16, 2019

Presentation Management: What’s Wrong With PowerPoint (As If You Didn’t Know Already)

We start with a post that looks at presentation management: What’s Wrong With PowerPoint (As If You Didn’t Know Already). In this post, AlexAnndra, James, and I look at PowerPoint as the lowest common denominator for business communications. We then bring you a conversation with Guy Katabi of Lightkey, a product that bring phone-style predictive typing with AI strengths to Office applications such as PowerPoint and Word. We also explore new features in PowerPoint: this time we look at Doing More With Embedded 3D Animations.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about how to Compare Presentations Manually, and about Comparing and Merging Presentations. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can explore how to Reuse Slides Through Drag and Drop, and to Compare Presentations Manually. 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.


Insert Dummy Text in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

April 16, 2019

Insert Dummy Text in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

At some point in time, we all need dummy text to add quickly to our slides so that we can ascertain how a body of text looks or fits within an individual text box or placeholder. There is an undocumented feature in PowerPoint that enables you to add dummy text with just a few keystrokes!

Learn how to insert dummy text on a slide in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Video Advertising with PowerPoint

April 15, 2019

Kurt Dupont

When you are in the train stations, airports, or shopping malls, you will see video advertising for clothing, electronic devices, bags, perfumes etc. everywhere. They are using very attractive and colorful television screens to broadcast their ads. These screens scream for attention because the more they are seen, the better the marketing campaigns are, the better the sales. Let me give you a very good tip on how you can save time and money and make video advertising much more easier with PowerPoint.

Learn more from Kurt Dupont.


Switch Views Between Multiple Presentations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

April 15, 2019

Switch Views Between Multiple Presentations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Let's imagine you have four presentations open and you can only see the one that is active. What about the other three presentations? How do you navigate to those presentations without having to close, or minimize the active presentation? In this tutorial, you will learn how to switch between multiple open presentations in PowerPoint 2016. With this option, you can easily switch in between different presentation windows (without reducing the window size).

Learn how to switch views between multiple presentations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Presentation Management: What’s Wrong With PowerPoint (As If You Didn’t Know Already)

April 12, 2019

Presentation Management: What’s Wrong With PowerPoint (As If You Didn’t Know Already)

Like it or not, PowerPoint is the lowest common denominator for business communications. Sure, you can argue that email and instant messaging tools like Slack are used every minute of every day, but critical ideas that require planning and action always make their way into a presentation, usually a PowerPoint deck – or some alternative, like Google Slides. If a business idea has any gravity, it is in a presentation somewhere within the company network.

Read more here.


Compare Presentations Manually in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

April 12, 2019

Compare Presentations Manually in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

There may be circumstances when you want to compare two or more presentations side-by-side. In this tutorial, you will learn how you can place presentations side-by-side and compare individual slides. Yes, this is not a comprehensive compare option within PowerPoint, but this does allow you to compare slides by just looking at them manually, the old-fashioned way.

Learn how to compare presentation slides manually in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Lightkey: Conversation with Guy Katabi

April 10, 2019

Guy Katabi

Guy Katabi is passionate about finding ways to use technology in order to make a positive impact on people’s lives. With over twelve years of experience in software engineering ranging from user experience to machine learning, Guy founded Lightkey with his partner Eran Brauer. Together, they developed a computer software that offers inline text predictions and spelling corrections supporting more than 80 languages. Lightkey saves millions of keystrokes to its users in more than 110 countries. In this conversation, Guy discusses Lightkey.

Read the conversation here.


Comparing and Merging Presentations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

April 10, 2019

Comparing and Merging Presentations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Yes, you can manually compare side by side, as explained in our Compare Presentations in PowerPoint 2016 tutorial. This option works great if there are very few changes. For anything more involved, you will want to use the Compare feature that combines two presentations provided by you, and then shows you the differences between them.

Learn how to compare and merge presentations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: April 9, 2019

April 09, 2019

PowerPoint and Presenting News: April 9, 2019

We look at picture clichés in PowerPoint again. This time we explore Teamwork pictures, and what visual ideas you can use to get non-clichés picture alternatives. We also look at 5 Ideas to Help You Remember Your Speech. Whatever your presenting style may be, or whoever may be part of your audience, the most important part is for you to not forget what you intend to speak. We also feature Robert Befus of SlideSource, who discusses ways of coping with the challenges of managing many slides. We also look at Learning Color, in relation to PowerPoint.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about Hierarchical Guide Options and Working with Guides. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users will explore options to Format Slide Backgrounds and to Reuse Slides. 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.


Reuse Slides Through Drag and Drop in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

April 09, 2019

Reuse Slides Through Drag and Drop in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Reusing your existing slides can be of great help since it saves so much of your time. While the Insert | Slides From | Other Presentation menu option 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 destination presentation. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to reuse slides through this drag and drop process within PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

Learn how to compare presentation slides manually in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.

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Polygon Center Circles for PowerPoint

These special circles have polygon centers: the centers are made of triangles, squares, pentagons, and hexagons! And based on the sides of the polygon, the rest of the circle has that many segments.

Download and use these Polygon Center Circles in your slides for just $4.99


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