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Home Tab of Backstage View in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

March 2, 2020

Home Tab of Backstage View in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

What do you do if you are working on a presentation within PowerPoint and want to create a new presentation, or even open an existing one? The answer is easy: you access the Home tab of Backstage view. When you bring up Backstage view, Home is the default tab that you see.

Learn about options within the Home tab of Backstage view in PowerPoint 365 for Windows.


File Menu and Backstage View in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

February 28, 2020

File Menu and Backstage View in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

If you explore how people use PowerPoint, you will discover that people are successful in finding options that are intuitive and easy-to-discover. They fail when options are hidden in drop-down menus or dialog boxes. Fortunately, Backstage view is from the former category of options. Let us explore existing features within Backstage view in PowerPoint 365 for Windows.

Explore Backstage view in PowerPoint 365 for Windows.


Presentation Summit 2019 and 2020: Conversation with Rick Altman

February 28, 2020

Rick Altman

Rick Altman has been hired by hundreds of companies, listened to by tens of thousands of professionals, and read by millions of people, all of whom seek better results with their presentation content and delivery. He covers the whole of the industry, from message crafting, through presentation design, slide creation, software technique, and delivery. He is the host of the Presentation Summit, now in its 18th season as the most prominent learning event for the presentation community. In this conversation, Rick talks about the Presentation Summit, being held in Seattle, WA this year from August 9 to 12, 2020.

Read the conversation here.


Present a PowerPoint Without Laughing?

February 27, 2020

Present a PowerPoint Without Laughing?

How do I present a PowerPoint or a slide from any other program without laughing? This was one of the challenging questions that someone posted on Quora, and I decided to take up the challenge. Here is my answer based upon what I answered on Quora, but I have expanded this version extensively.

Read more here.


File Menu and Backstage View in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

February 27, 2020

File Menu and Backstage View in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

Backstage view is not akin to other PowerPoint views such as Slide Sorter view or Normal view that relate to working with slides. In fact, Backstage view is not a view in those terms, because you can be using Normal view (to work with slides) and Backstage view (to work with options) at the same time. Consider Backstage view as an over-sized menu that gives you access to many options.

Explore Backstage view in PowerPoint 365 for Mac.


Presentation Management 13: Better Storytelling

February 26, 2020

Presentation Management 13: Better Storytelling

Stories are powerful for communicating, teaching, motivating and learning. That’s because stories draw on emotion and scenarios that resonate with us on a visceral level. Better stories get people to act.

Read more with AlexAnndra Ontra and James Ontra.


File Menu and Backstage View in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

February 26, 2020

File Menu and Backstage View in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

If you explore how people use PowerPoint, you will discover that people are successful in finding options that are intuitive and easy-to-discover. They fail when options are hidden in drop-down menus or dialog boxes. Fortunately, Backstage view is from the former category of options. Let us explore existing features within Backstage view in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows.

Explore Backstage view in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: February 25, 2020

February 25, 2020

How to Use the Zoom Transition in PowerPoint?

We first feature Philippa Leguen de Lacroix from Presented, a presentation-design agency. She explains how you can effectively use the Zoom transition option in PowerPoint. We then explore how DataPoint, a PowerPoint add-in that lets you do some amazing things by connecting your slides with database sources. In this feature, Kurt Dupont looks at how you can work with dynamic text and speech. We also feature well-known author, Jerry Weissman who explores Barack Obama's unique style of message repetition.

We then look at how you can add photos and layouts to Title slides with PowerPoint Designer in PowerPoint 365 for Windows. We also look at File Formats in PowerPoint 365 for Mac and Windows, and also in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows. We also find out which file types can be opened in PowerPoint 2019 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.


File Types That Can be Opened in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

February 25, 2020

File Types That Can be Opened in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

We already learned about the file types that PowerPoint 365 for Mac can save to. But when you go and look at the file types that PowerPoint 365 for Mac can open, you'll find that there's no drop-down list in the Open dialog box. All files within any navigated folder are shown, and the only way you understand that a particular file type can be opened is because those files are not grayed out. Have you ever wondered what all those file types that are not grayed out are? Should you even be concerned about them at all? These are the file types that PowerPoint 365 for Mac can open.

Learn about various file types that can open and work in PowerPoint 365 for Mac.


The Graphics Spectrum — Lives of Quiet Desperation

February 24, 2020

The Graphics Spectrum — Lives of Quiet Desperation

Mr. Thoreau’s words are applicable to business people today who lead lives of not-so-quiet desperation every time they have to make a presentation. Of all the many reasons for their desperation—time pressure, workload, and the fear of failure—perhaps the most pressing is the self-imposed practice of using their PowerPoint slides as not only the presentation graphics, but also as speaker notes, send-aheads, and leave-behinds. This multitasking approach produces images of encyclopedic detail that serve none of the functions.

Read more with Jerry Weissman.


File Types That Can be Opened in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

February 24, 2020

File Types That Can be Opened in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

Programs such as PowerPoint are a very significant part of our workflows not just because of their vast abilities, but also because they can understand content from so many file formats. These include file types that PowerPoint can save and open. We already explored file types that PowerPoint 365 for Windows can save to, but when you go and look at the file types that PowerPoint 365 for Windows can open, you'll find that the list of file types is not exactly the same. There are several omissions and additions compared to that list. When you access the Open dialog box in PowerPoint 365 for Windows, you can choose the file type you want to open.

Learn about various file types that can open and work in PowerPoint 365 for Windows.


How to Use the Zoom Transition in PowerPoint?

February 21, 2020

How to Use the Zoom Transition in PowerPoint?

Let’s take a look at two video examples of the zoom transition in action, and give you some pointers and guidance on how to use this Zoom feature in PowerPoint. The first example of the Zoom transition in PowerPoint is a simple dashboard. Our second example of the Zoom transition in PowerPoint is an interactive menu.

Read more with Philippa Leguen de Lacroix.


File Types That Can be Opened in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

February 21, 2020

File Types That Can be Opened in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

Programs such as PowerPoint are a very significant part of our workflows not just because of their vast abilities but also because they can understand content from so many file formats. These include file types that PowerPoint can save and open. We already explored file types that PowerPoint 2019 can save to, but when you go and look at the file types that PowerPoint 2019 for Windows can open, you'll find that the list of file types is not exactly the same. There are several omissions and additions compared to that list. When you access the Open dialog box in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows, you can choose the file type you want to open.

Learn about various file types that can open and work in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows.


File Formats in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

February 20, 2020

File Formats in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

Quick, how many file formats (types) can PowerPoint 365 for Windows save your slides to? If you take count of every single format from the necessary to the irrelevant (and forget the missing ones), then the number is 29. Some of these could be genuinely helpful, such as the MPEG-4 Video export and others like GIF, JPG, PNG, WMF, and EMF ensure that you get good graphic outputs. And RTF outlines can sometimes be a boon.

Explore various file types in the Save As dialog box in PowerPoint 365 for Windows.


Dynamic Text to Speech in PowerPoint

February 19, 2020

Dynamic Text to Speech in PowerPoint

DataPoint is the PowerPoint add-on to display real-time information on your information screens. What more do you need? You can display information in real-time. Change the information on a second computer, and the data is updated on your screen.

Read more with Kurt Dupont.


File Formats in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

February 19, 2020

File Formats in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

Quick, how many file formats (types) can PowerPoint 2019 save your slides to? If you take count of every single format from the necessary to the irrelevant (and forget the missing ones), then the number is 29. Some of these could be genuinely helpful, such as the MPEG-4 Video export and others like GIF, JPG, PNG, WMF, and EMF ensure that you get good graphic outputs. And RTF outlines can sometimes be a boon.

Explore various file types in the Save As dialog box in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows.


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Feature List 01 (Layout with Tabs)

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