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Clichés: Stack of Coins Pictures in PowerPoint

May 29, 2019

Clichés: Stack of Coins Pictures

Let’s admit that coins can look beautiful, especially if they are golden! Add an interesting light source and a stack of gold coins does appear warm and secure. However, what was once interesting can soon become boring; and then you may no longer like pictures that contain neat stacks of properly arranged coins.

Clichés: Stack of Coins Pictures in PowerPoint?


PowerPoint and Presenting News: May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019

PowerPoint and Presenting News: May 28, 2019

Presentation management takes presentations from one-and-done, single files and turns them into enterprise assets deployed intelligently throughout your organization. We introduce the discipline of Presentation Management, in our overall series on this topic. Someone recently asked me, “how do you manage an executive who has to give a presentation [for a conference or meeting] but isn’t meeting the deadlines or giving you the critical information to create their PowerPoint graphics?” To answer this question, Kevin Lerner begins a new series on Presentation Procrastinators. Last month, we told you about the Presentation Summit-Powtoon Contest. We now share two videos submitted by participants. Jean Haney talks about Insert PDF for PowerPoint, a program that lets you insert components within PDFs as separate graphics on your slides.

PowerPoint for Windows users can learn about the many ways to Insert a Check Mark or Tick Mark. PowerPoint 2016 for Windows can explore how to Repair Office and PowerPoint, use the Tell Me feature, and Identify 32-Bit or 64-Bit in PowerPoint and Office. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can learn how to Add Headers and Footers to 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.


Embed Fonts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

May 28, 2019

Embed Fonts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Have you ever been in a situation where your presentation looked so awesome with some amazing typography, but when you opened the same presentation on another computer, the text looked positively terrible! This behavior may happen if the font you used is not available on the other computer. The best solution to this problem is to use safe fonts that are available on most computers, or you may also explore the option to embed fonts in your PowerPoint presentation.

Learn how to embed fonts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Keyboard Shortcuts for PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

May 27, 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.


Insert PDF for PowerPoint: Conversation with Jean Haney

May 24, 2019

Jean Haney

Jean Haney is the co-founder and president of Visual Integrity, long-standing specialists in PDF and vector graphics technologies. With more than 35 years of software industry experience and a fascination with good page design and typography, Jean enjoys distilling topics down to their essence and providing her audience with a few, "I didn't know you could do that with PDF!" moments. In this conversation, Jean talks about Insert PDF for PowerPoint.

Read the conversation here.


Insert a Check Mark or Tick Mark in PowerPoint for Windows

May 24, 2019

Insert a Check Mark or Tick Mark in PowerPoint for Windows

Do you want to insert a check mark, which is also called a tick mark, in your slides? Very often, this symbol indicates a task is done, and you may want to add it as part of your regular text in text placeholders and boxes, shapes, tables, and even charts. Fortunately, it is very easy to complete this task in most versions of PowerPoint for Windows. There may be slight differences, depending upon whether you are using a newer or older version of PowerPoint, but even then, the process is very similar.

Learn how you can insert a check mark or tick mark in PowerPoint for Windows.


Presentation Management: Introducing the Discipline

May 23, 2019

Presentation Management: Introducing the Discipline

The new discipline of presentation management can have an enormous impact on a company. Presentation management takes presentations from one-and-done, single files and turns them into enterprise assets deployed intelligently throughout your organization.

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


Add Headers and Footers to Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

May 23, 2019

Add Headers and Footers to Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

The terms Header and Footer typically come from word processing programs. These denote repeated elements that show at the top and bottom of every page. Headers and Footers work similarly on PowerPoint slides.

Learn how to add Headers and Footers to slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Presentation Procrastinators: 01

May 22, 2019

Presentation Procrastinators: 01

Someone recently asked me, “how do you manage an executive who has to give a presentation [for a conference or meeting] but isn’t meeting the deadlines or giving you the critical information to create their PowerPoint graphics?” “That’s happy hour conversation,” I mused, confessing that I’ve endured plenty of sleepless nights frantically working alongside a C-Level executive to help bring their PowerPoint presentation to the finish line…at the 11th hour.

Read more with Kevin Lerner.


Identify 32-Bit or 64-Bit in PowerPoint and Office 2016 for Windows

May 22, 2019

Identify 32-Bit or 64-Bit in Office and PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Sometimes, you want to know whether you are running a 32 or 64-bit version of PowerPoint or Office. Yes, if you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, then there’s no ambiguity in the fact that you have to be running a 32-bit version of Office. But if you are running a 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows, you may be running a 32 or a 64-bit version of Office. Luckily, it’s easy to identify 32-bit or 64-bit if you know where to look.

Find out whether your PowerPoint and Office 2016 version is 32 or 64-bit.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019

356labs

We first explore another example of a visual clichés: this time we find alternatives to clichéd images of targets and darts. We feature Boris Hristov from Bulgaria, a PowerPoint and presentations designer who heads 356labs. He talks about his motivation and inspiration, and more. Rick Altman has just released the fourth edition of his book, Why Most PowerPoint Presentations Suck. In this exclusive interview, he shares his thoughts about how you can benefit from this book. Mike Parkinson, whom we have featured before, talks again about Build-a-Graphic, a PowerPoint add-in that adds coordinated, intelligent visuals to your slides.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users will find a series of tutorials. You can learn about Viewing Sections, Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes, Importing Outlines, and Outline Pane Options. 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.


Tell Me in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

May 21, 2019

Tell Me in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Everyone who uses PowerPoint has faced this situation: you know what you want to do with a slide or a slide object, but you don’t know where to find the related option in PowerPoint! PowerPoint 2016 for Windows has a feature called Tell Me that will tell you what you need to do! Tell Me is a text field that you can see in PowerPoint after the last Tab of the Ribbon.

Learn about the Tell Me feature in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Presentation Summit-Powtoon Contest: Entries Showcase

May 20, 2019

Presentation Summit-Powtoon Contest: Entries Showcase

Last month, we told you about the Presentation Summit-Powtoon Contest in an interview with Rick Altman, host of the annual Presentation Summit. Here are two videos submitted by participants of this contest.

Read more here.


Repair Office and PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

May 20, 2019

Repair Office and PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows was released on September 22, 2015. It is the successor of the previous version, Office 2013, and among the most used programs across the globe. However, after using the Office 2016 programs such as PowerPoint, Word, and Excel repeatedly, there may be times when these applications face some serious issues such as crashes, corrupted files, etc. And in some scenarios, you may not be able to run any Office 2016 application. At this point in time, you may wish to perform some magical process that will resolve the issue.

Learn how to repair Office and PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Clichés: Target and Dart Pictures

May 17, 2019

Clichés: Target and Dart Pictures

How many times have you seen slides that include pictures of targets and darts, especially when the presenter wanted to emphasize that targets need to be met, or wanted to celebrate the success of a target met? OK, that last sentence itself sounded so clichéd! Imagine how clichéd that slide must appear to the audience?

Not another target with darts! So what visual do you use instead?


Outline Pane Options in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

May 17, 2019

Outline Pane Options in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

The Outline view in PowerPoint 2016 essentially brings up the Outline pane on the left side of the PowerPoint 2016 interface. Note that this now replaces the Slides Pane that shows up in Normal view. Also, any changes you want to make to your outline can be made through right-click options, and we’ll show you how you can do so.

Learn how to import outlines in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


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Handmade Slides: Pushpins for PowerPoint

These “pushpin” graphics are already placed in PowerPoint slides. Just copy them and paste within your slides to create a look that makes a picture, shape, or anything else appear as if it has been pushed onto a surface, board, or wall with a pin! These ready-made pushpins are already within PowerPoint slides, and have been provided in five colors. Just copy them and paste them on your slides.

Download these Pushpins for just $19.99


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