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Normal View (Editing View) in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

December 16, 2019

Normal View (Editing View) in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

PowerPoint 2019 for Windows continues providing several views that enable you to view and edit your slides. Unarguably, Normal view is the default and most often used view. This view displays one slide at a time in the Slide Area, and is used mainly for editing and creating slides, and shows PowerPoint's typical tri-pane interface that includes the Slides Pane, the Slide Area, and the Notes Pane. If you cannot see the Slides Pane in Normal view, scroll down this page to read a tip that will help you restore that pane.

Learn about the Editing view (Normal View) in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows.


Views in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

December 13, 2019

Views in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

Your slides are the same, yet various views in PowerPoint do allow you to see those same slides with a different viewpoint. This approach makes sense because viewing slides in Slide Show view gives an entirely different perspective than editing them in Normal view. Further, it's easier to reorder and work with multiple slides in Slide Sorter view, and make changes to individual slides in Normal view. All put together, PowerPoint 365 for Windows provides you with ten different views.

Learn about various views that allow you to edit and show slides in PowerPoint 365 for Windows.


Working with Pictures in PowerPoint Designer in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

December 12, 2019

Working with Pictures in PowerPoint Designer in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

One way in which you can use the PowerPoint Designer feature is with pictures on your slides, where you will save immeasurable time arranging, resizing, and adding specific picture layouts. Microsoft's Office intelligent services which provide artificial intelligence to make this happen show ready-made options for you to choose from some amazing options. Even better, did you know that these suggestions also show for pictures you insert via the cool Photo Album feature—you can thus literally create a photo book from hundreds of pictures in mere minutes!

Explore using pictures in PowerPoint Designer within PowerPoint 365 for Windows.


SignageTube: Conversation with Kurt Dupont

December 11, 2019

SignageTube: 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 become the basis for PresentationPoint. In this conversation, Kurt talks about SignageTube, a new cloud-based digital signage product.

Read the conversation here.


Keyboard Sequences for PowerPoint 365 for Windows

December 11, 2019

Keyboard Sequences for PowerPoint 365 for Windows

Many users are familiar with keyboard shortcuts for PowerPoint 365 for Windows, yet there are no real shortcuts for tasks users need to perform all the time. This includes changing PowerPoint's views or even aligning or reordering slide objects. Thankfully, there are many keyboard sequences that work for these tasks in PowerPoint 365 for Windows. Most sequences entail that you press two buttons, and then press the third button after a moment.

Explore Keyboard Sequences in PowerPoint 365 for Windows.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: December 10, 2019

December 10, 2019

PowerPoint Designer in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

We first look at the entire, ongoing Presentation Management series. We explore lessons from Dan Magill of Toastmasters, who looks at how digital UX can improve your public speaking. James Ontra explains that to get the results you’re looking for, build your presentations on a foundation of great stories in an exclusive post. In the Presentation Management series, we explore the topic of 'Enterprise Files for Everyday Use.'

PowerPoint 365 for Windows can explore the PowerPoint Designer feature. PowerPoint 365 for Mac users can learn how to Reset, Export, and Import QAT Customizations. PowerPoint 2019 for Windows users can look at all Views, and the Status Bar. Also, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates featured in the last week.

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


Status Bar in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

December 10, 2019

Status Bar in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

The Status Bar is a thin strip located at the bottom of the PowerPoint 365 interface. This area provides information about the active slide, and also provides several View options. To work with options in the Status Bar, you must have a presentation open in PowerPoint 365 for Windows; otherwise, the options within the Status Bar will be grayed out.

Learn about options available in the Status Bar within PowerPoint 365 for Windows.


How to Give a Short Speech at a Celebratory Festive Event

December 09, 2019

How to Give a Short Speech at a Celebratory Festive Event

With the end of the year approaching rapidly it means year-end events, parties and other celebratory get-togethers. This may mean you have to give a speech, perhaps short and off-the-cuff or longer and prepared. If you're a business owner or manager, or perhaps you're receiving an achievement award, you may well find that you are expected to say a few words.

Read more in this post by Paul Carroll of Toastmasters.


Disable PowerPoint Designer in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

December 09, 2019

Stop showing ideas for new presentations

While PowerPoint Designer is an amazing feature, it's true that it can be somewhat bothersome at times, especially when you are in a hurry or know what you exactly need. When you want some breathing space, you can, fortunately, instruct PowerPoint Designer to not show up. How do you instruct PowerPoint Designer to be unobtrusive? There are a few ways to make this happen, and we shall explore these options within this tutorial.

Explore how you can disable PowerPoint Designer altogether in PowerPoint 365 for Windows.


Take Lessons From Digital UX to Improve Your Public Speaking

December 06, 2019

Take Lessons From Digital UX to Improve Your Public Speaking

Investment in Digital UX (digital user experience) is booming. A company’s website, mobile site, app and social network platforms are all examples of places where customers or other users interact digitally with a business and also with other organizations. What does this have to do with public speaking and presentations? Well, it turns out that the way an audience feels about a presentation or speech is very similar to their feelings about an online interaction.

Read more in this post by Dan Magill of Toastmasters.


Status Bar in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

December 06, 2019

Status Bar in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

The Status Bar is a thin strip located at the bottom of the PowerPoint 2019 interface. This area provides information about the active slide and also provides several View options. To work with options in the Status Bar, you must have a presentation open in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows; otherwise the options within the Status Bar will be grayed out.

Learn about options available in the Status Bar within PowerPoint 2019 for Windows.


Presentation Management 10: Enterprise Files for Everyday Use

December 05, 2019

Presentation Management 10: Enterprise Files for Everyday Use

Presentation management balances both sides of the enterprise: the high-level corporate brand and objectives with the everyday tasks of the employees out in the field — the folks whose day-to-day tasks are what actually build the business. Presentation management makes enterprise files available for everyday use and vice versa. It’s like a merger of content. To achieve this requires three key components.

Read more in this post by AlexAnndra Ontra and James Ontra.


Presentation Management: The Entire Series

December 05, 2019

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

As many of you are aware, we are running a series of posts on Presentation Management. This has been possible with support from AlexAnndra Ontra and James Ontra, who have permitted us to serialize their book. Additionally, some value addition to the content is being done to add visuals, videos, excerpts, and more so that we can bring you a more interactive format. Here are all the posts published so far. We will update this list when new posts are added.

See here.


Views in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

December 05, 2019

Views in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

Your slides are the same, yet various views in PowerPoint do allow you to see those same slides with a different viewpoint. This approach makes sense because viewing slides in Slide Show view gives an entirely different perspective than editing them in Normal view. Further, it's easier to reorder and work with multiple slides in Slide Sorter view, and make changes to individual slides in Normal view.

Learn about various views that allow you to edit and show slides in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: December 03, 2019

December 03, 2019

Reset, Export, and Import Ribbon Customizations in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

We look at presentation industry events held throughout the year. Jim Harvey asks in his post, why do you need a corporate PowerPoint template?

PowerPoint 2019 and 365 for Windows users can learn how to Reset, Export, and Import QAT Customizations. Plus, PowerPoint 365 for Mac and Windows users can learn how to Reset, Export, and Import Ribbon Customizations. Also, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates featured in the last week.

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


Reset, Export, and Import QAT Customizations in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

December 03, 2019

Reset, Export, and Import QAT Customizations in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

If you have a bunch of commands that you use frequently, you may want to keep them more accessible within PowerPoint 365 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 365 on the Mac does not let you import or export customizations.

Learn how to reset, export, and import QAT customization in PowerPoint 365 for Mac.


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