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PowerPoint and Presenting News: December 31, 2019

December 31, 2019

Slide Sorter View in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

This newsletter comes to you at the end of 2019, so first of all, wishing all of you subscribers a very happy and prosperous new year. And then we will look at creating timelines in PowerPoint 365 for Windows using SmartArt. We then bring back Jim Endicott's post, "Are Your Key Takeaways a Needle in a Haystack?" that looks at creating simpler presentations that your audience can understand. PowerPoint 365 for Mac users can explore keyboard sequences, which are similar to keyboard shortcuts but a little different. PowerPoint 2019 and 365 for Windows users can learn about Slide Sorter View. 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.


Slide Sorter View in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

December 31, 2019

Slide Sorter View in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

Most of the time, you may work on a single slide in your PowerPoint presentation, but there are times when you want to copy, duplicate, reorder, or even delete a bunch of slides. It's in scenarios like these that you will encounter PowerPoint 365's Slide Sorter view. Among the various views available in PowerPoint 365 for Mac to play and edit your presentations, we have already covered both Normal view and Outline view. Although Slide Sorter view does not let you edit individual slide objects, it does let you work with whole slides. Any edits made will influence one or more slides, depending upon your selection.

Learn about the Slide Sorter view in PowerPoint 365 for Mac.


How to Create a Gantt Chart Template in PowerPoint

December 30, 2019

How to Create a Gantt Chart Template in PowerPoint

If you are a project manager then I’m sure you agree with me on this: For a project manager, one of the most important things is to track the progress of the project. Type “Yes” in the comment section, if you agree. Well, there are a lot of charts and templates which you can use to track your projects, but one of my favorites is the Gantt Chart, which is also one of the popular charts. And if you are an aspiring project manager then it’s important for you to learn to create a Gantt chart in PowerPoint.

Read more with Puneet Gogia.


Creating Timelines with PowerPoint Designer in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

December 30, 2019

Creating Timelines with PowerPoint Designer in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

Yes, you can create timelines in PowerPoint, by using shapes or via the SmartArt option, but what if you could create a timeline by doing nothing other than typing into a bulleted list, and then make PowerPoint change the content into a properly formatted timeline? Wouldn't that be cool? In this tutorial, let us learn how you can achieve this trick in PowerPoint 365 for Windows.

Learn how you can quickly convert a bulleted list to a timeline in PowerPoint 365 for Windows.


Are Your “Key Takeaways” a Needle in a Haystack?

December 27, 2019

Are Your “Key Takeaways” a Needle in a Haystack?

Imagine for a moment I hid a set of keys for a new Lexus in one of those personal storage lockers at Portland International Airport. And all you had to do is find the specific door, put in the key and it’s all yours! My job? I just had to explain to you how to get you there through the busy and hyper-distracting environment of an international airport. It’s not that I want to make it hard for you to find–to the contrary–I really want you to find it. But we may have a challenge… I like to use words to explain things.. lots of them.

Read more with Jim Endicott.


Creating Timelines Using SmartArt in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

December 27, 2019

Creating Timelines Using SmartArt in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

While PowerPoint does not have a Timelines category within the SmartArt graphics available, you can still find some Timeline variants hidden within the Process category. Follow these steps to insert and edit Timelines from the SmartArt gallery in PowerPoint 365 for Windows.

Learn how you can create timelines with SmartArt in PowerPoint 365 for Windows.


Slide Sorter View in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

December 26, 2019

Slide Sorter View in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

Most of the time, you may work on a single slide in your PowerPoint presentation, but there are times when you want to copy, duplicate, reorder, or even delete a bunch of slides. It's in scenarios like these that you will encounter PowerPoint 365's Slide Sorter view. Among the various views available in PowerPoint 365 for Windows to play and edit your presentations, we have already covered both Normal view and Outline view. Although Slide Sorter view does not let you edit individual slide objects, it does let you work with whole slides. Any edits made will influence one or more slides, depending on your selection.

Learn about the Slide Sorter view in PowerPoint 365 for Windows.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: December 24, 2019

December 24, 2019

PowerPoint and Presenting News: December 24, 2019

We first explore nine of the best props to add impact to your presentation, by Vinette Hoffman-Jackson. We also look at editing picture slides created with PowerPoint Designer in PowerPoint 365 for Windows.

PowerPoint 365 for Mac users can explore the different PowerPoint views, and we also specifically explore the editing view, typically called Normal View for users of PowerPoint 2019 and 365 for Windows, and also 365 for Mac. 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.


Keyboard Sequences for PowerPoint 365 for Mac

December 24, 2019

Keyboard Sequences for PowerPoint 365 for Mac

Unlike in Windows versions of PowerPoint, where you can quickly press the Alt key to access the menu or even the Ribbon tabs, the Mac versions of PowerPoint provide no equivalent feature. However there is an alternative, and you can learn how to invoke keyboard sequences by accessing your menu bar in PowerPoint 365 for Mac.

Explore Keyboard Sequences in PowerPoint 365 for Mac.


Slide Sorter View in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

December 23, 2019

Slide Sorter View in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

Most of the time, you may work on a single slide in your PowerPoint presentation, but there are times when you want to copy, duplicate, reorder, or even delete a bunch of slides. It's in scenarios like these that you will encounter PowerPoint 2019's Slide Sorter view. Among the various views available in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows to play and edit your presentations, we have already covered both Normal view and Outline view. Although Slide Sorter view does not let you edit individual slide objects, it does let you work with whole slides. Any edits made will influence one or more slides, depending on your selection.

Learn about the Slide Sorter view in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows.


Normal View (Editing View) in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

December 20, 2019

Normal View (Editing View) in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

PowerPoint 365 for Windows provides 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 365 for Windows.


Normal View (Editing View) in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

December 19, 2019

Normal View (Editing View) in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

PowerPoint 365 for Mac provides 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 365 for Mac.


Nine of the Best Props to Add Impact to Your Presentation

December 18, 2019

Vinette Hoffman-Jackson

When you use a prop in a presentation, the primary objective is always to add value, clarity or emphasis to a point or an idea in a speech. If used correctly a prop provides the bridge between the abstract and the real world.

Read more with Vinette Hoffman-Jackson.


Editing Picture Slides Created With PowerPoint Designer in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

December 18, 2019

Editing Picture Slides Created With PowerPoint Designer in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

Let's assume that you already used some picture slide layouts from PowerPoint Designer, as explained in our Working With Pictures in PowerPoint Designer in PowerPoint 365 for Windows tutorial. And now, you want to change the picture used, or even add another picture. You'll discover that changing pictures is not too easy, because PowerPoint does not respect the proportions of the picture you are replacing, and almost places a new picture without any concerns about visual aesthetics. So, how can you add another picture in the same position, and ensure that the size and the proportions of the picture also remain the same?

Learn how to edit picture slides created using PowerPoint Designer in PowerPoint 365 for Windows.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: December 17, 2019

December 17, 2019

Working with Pictures in PowerPoint Designer in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

There are many commands in PowerPoint 365 for Windows that have no keyboard shortcuts allotted to them. In situations such as these, you can explore keyboard sequences. We list some important ones. We also feature Kurt Dupont, who discusses his SignageTube digital signage product in both a textual and a video interview. Paul Carroll of Toastmasters explains how you can give a short speech at a celebratory festive event, or almost anywhere else.

PowerPoint 365 for Windows users can learn about working with pictures in PowerPoint Designer, and you can also explore disabling the automatic launch of the Design Ideas task pane. We also look at the different PowerPoint views and the Status Bar in PowerPoint 365 for Windows. 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.


Views in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

December 17, 2019

Views in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

View your same slides in different PowerPoint views, and you will see them from another angle. 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 365 for Mac.


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