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PowerPoint and Presenting News: July 16, 2019

July 16, 2019

BrightCarbon No Text Allowed

In this issue, we first look at how you can prevent losing your fonts, backgrounds, and colors when you change the Slide Size with some PowerPoint Themes. We also bring you several interviews with presenters from the upcoming Presentation Summit. This week, we feature John Baluka, Ric Bretschneider, and Richard Goring. While these interviews talk about their sessions, we also bring you tips and ideas from them that will help you today.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about Working with Custom Groups in Ribbon Tabs, Adding Commands to Custom Groups, Resetting, Exporting, and Importing Ribbon Customizations, Reordering and Removing Ribbon Tabs, Resetting, Exporting, and Importing QAT Customizations, and Working with RGB Colors. PowerPoint 365 for Mac users can learn how to Add Headers and Footers to Slides, Import Outlines, Work With Slide Numbers, and the Interface. 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.


Presentation Gallery in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

July 16, 2019

Presentation Gallery in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

When launched, PowerPoint 365 for Mac typically opens the Backstage view that contains the Presentation Gallery. The Presentation Gallery provides different ways to start your new presentation using a Theme, a recent presentation, a not-so-recent presentation, or even a blank presentation. These and other choices are explained in this tutorial.

Explore the Presentation Gallery in PowerPoint 365 for Mac.


Color Models: HSL

July 15, 2019

Color Models: HSL

We learned about the RGB Color model in a previous tutorial. And while computers can easily understand the fact that you mix red and green to end up with yellow, that’s some strange logic to us humans which we shall never comprehend! For most of us, we understand that mixing yellow and blue makes green. So how can we stay within the RGB color model, which computers understand, and mix colors more creatively to use a method which we humans can understand? This need for a more creative model gave birth to the HSL (Hue, Saturation, and Luminosity) color model.

Learn about Hue, Saturation and Luminosity, and how you can use these properties to mix colors.


Working with RGB Colors in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

July 12, 2019

Working with RGB Colors in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

We already explored what Color Models are, and we then looked at the RGB color model that uses three primary colors: Red, Green, and Blue to mix and create almost 16 million colors. All RGB colors have values for all the three colors that you mix: R, G, and B. Assuming someone has provided you with an RGB value and asked you to add a rectangle of that color to a slide, then how do you proceed within PowerPoint?

Learn about how to work with RGB Colors in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Interface in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

July 11, 2019

Interface in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

When launched, PowerPoint 365 for Mac opens the Presentation Gallery. The Presentation Gallery provides several ways to start your next presentation using a Theme, a recent presentation, a not-so-recent presentation, or even a blank presentation. Once you make choices within the Presentation Gallery and click the Create button, you see the actual PowerPoint 365 for Mac interface.

Explore the interface for PowerPoint 365 for Mac.


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

July 10, 2019

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

If you have a bunch of commands that you use frequently, you may want to keep them more accessible within PowerPoint 2016 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.

Learn how to reset, export, and import QAT customizations in PowerPoint 2016.


Working With Slide Numbers in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

July 09, 2019

Working With Slide Numbers in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

If your presentation has many slides, it will be easy to identify the current slide in Slide Show view, as long as you have enabled slide numbers on your slides. In PowerPoint, you have to make these slide numbers visible since they don't show by default.

Learn how to add Slide Numbers on slides and Masters in PowerPoint 365 for Mac.


Reordering and Removing Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

July 08, 2019

Remove the selected tab

The PowerPoint 2016 interface sports the Ribbon, which is tabbed. Each of these tabs contains a set of commands. By default, PowerPoint contains eight such tabs. These eight Ribbon tabs can be customized, and you can indeed add a new Ribbon tab as well.

Learn how to reorder the Ribbon tabs and remove the custom tabs in PowerPoint 2016.


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

July 05, 2019

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

PowerPoint 2016 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. On a more positive front, you can share your customizations with friends and colleagues, or also your other computers. And you can export your customizations to a file saved as a backup for a rainy day!

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


Presentation Summit 2019: Conversation with Richard Goring

July 04, 2019

Richard Goring

Richard Goring is a Director at BrightCarbon, the specialist presentation and eLearning agency. He has helped to write and create thousands of presentations, and coached hundreds of teams to present more effectively using visuals, diagrams, and animated sequences that explain and reinforce the key points. In this conversation, Rick talks about the Presentation Summit, being held in San Antonio, TX this year from October 6 to 9, 2019.

Read the conversation here.


Import Outlines in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

July 04, 2019

Import Outlines in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

Creating outlines for PowerPoint in various external applications lets you stay away from distractions in PowerPoint-land and concentrate on the structure of your slides rather than their appearance. Once you have the outline created, it's very easy to import it in the form of slides into PowerPoint. While this import process works the same way in all versions of PowerPoint, there are small interface changes from version to version. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to import outlines in PowerPoint 365 for Mac.

Learn how to import outlines in PowerPoint 365 for Mac.


Presentation Summit 2019: Conversation with Ric Bretschneider

July 03, 2019

Ric Bretschneider

Ric Bretschneider is a technologist, troublemaker, and problem solver. Professionally, he helps people raise the quality of their business communications, mainly presenting. At Microsoft, Ric spent 17 years working on PowerPoint, designing and molding the program that became a juggernaut in business communication. Shortly after leaving Microsoft, Ric was awarded PowerPoint MVP status, a recognition held by only a dozen or so people in the US. In this conversation, Rick talks about the Presentation Summit, being held in San Antonio, TX this year from October 6 to 9, 2019.

Read the conversation here.


Adding Commands to Custom Groups in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

July 03, 2019

Adding Commands to Custom Groups in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

If you want to really benefit from customizing your Ribbon in PowerPoint 2016, then you’ll certainly want to add some commands that are not placed by default within any of the Ribbon tabs. Or maybe you want a particular command available on the Home tab of the Ribbon. Whatever your intent may be, you cannot place any commands within the existing groups that are built within PowerPoint. You first need to add a custom group within any of the tabs available in the Ribbon. Thereafter, you need to populate them with commands.

Learn how to add commands to custom groups in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: July 2, 2019

July 02, 2019

Presentation Procrastinators: 02

We begin with a feature from Echo Swinford, who explores a simple way to create better-looking tables with some love. We then feature Anna Guerrero of Canva, who talks about the Pixabay and Pexels acquisitions. Kevin Lerner brings the second part of his Presentation Procrastinators series, and says, "As terrific as this managed presentation polyana sounds, the reality is that there will inevitably be last minute edits." We have a series of interviews with presenters from the upcoming Presentation Summit conference. This week, we feature Rick Altman, Matthew Pierce, John Rahmlow, and Nolan Haims.

PowerPoint 365 for Windows users can learn about Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes, Ribbon and Tabs, and Importing Outlines. PowerPoint 365 for Mac users can explore Creating PowerPoint Outlines in Microsoft Word, plus Ribbon and Tabs. 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.


Presentation Summit 2019: Conversation with John Baluka

July 02, 2019

John Baluka

John Baluka has been developing software with the Microsoft stack for 25+ years. For most of the last 10 years, John has been a consultant, business owner, and a Dad. John enjoys researching and applying new technologies to real world examples. In this conversation, Rick talks about the Presentation Summit, being held in San Antonio, TX this year from October 6 to 9, 2019.

Read the conversation here.


Add Headers and Footers to Slides in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

July 02, 2019

Add Headers and Footers to Slides in PowerPoint 365 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: the Footer is a line of text that usually appears at the bottom of a slide. By default, the footer with one or more of these three placeholders appears on every slide in a presentation, but you can change that as required. You can also move the content within the Footer area to the top of your slide. By doing so, you change a Footer to a Header!

Learn how to add Headers and Footers to slides in PowerPoint 365 for Mac.

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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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