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Temporarily Installing Fonts with Font Loader

January 3, 2022

Have you come across a situation where you open a PowerPoint presentation or a Word document or any other file where a font has been used that you don’t have installed on your system? You can use a product called Font Loader.

Read more and see this video.


Paste Special in PowerPoint

December 29, 2021

There are essentially two ways in which you can bring content within PowerPoint — either by using options within the Insert tab of the Ribbon or by copying content from other programs and pasting within PowerPoint. In this post, we will explore the latter way, and also look at why you should explore the Paste Special option rather than using the plain vanilla Paste button that slide-creators typically use.

Explore the benefits of using the Paste Special option in PowerPoint.


Add and Remove Proofing Dictionaries for Foreign Languages in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

December 29, 2021

PowerPoint includes proofing tools (spelling dictionaries, thesauri, and grammar rules) for more than one language. For example, if you use English as your main language, then Spanish and French dictionaries may already be installed. This enables you to spell-check Spanish and French words. To proof text in a foreign language, you need to install and enable proofing tools for the language you require. When these tools are installed, you can tell PowerPoint if a particular text placeholder or text box needs to be proofed as a foreign language.

Learn how to add and remove proofing dictionaries for foreign languages in PowerPoint 365 for Windows.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: December 28, 2021

December 28, 2021

We begin with some advice for presentation designers from Sheila B. Robinson who says it's important to ask the right questions. We share a video with you that shows how you can quickly create a logo using ShapeFactory's Logo web app.

PowerPoint 365 for Windows users can learn about sharing custom spelling dictionaries. PowerPoint users of all versions can learn about widescreen slide size implementations. We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.

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


Slide Size Differences in PowerPoint

December 28, 2021

Have you ever wanted to use PowerPoint as a graphic program to create posters, digital scrapbooks, web-banner ads, YouTube cover art, etc.? You will then have run into some limitations, especially when you try to export a PowerPoint slide to a picture with exact size dimensions. In this tutorial, we will explore how a small improvement that Microsoft added in PowerPoint 2013 and newer versions is providing significant returns.

Find out how an additional decimal digit makes a big difference in setting custom file sizes in different versions of PowerPoint.


Disable, Enable, and Set the Default Custom Dictionary in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

December 27, 2021

Any custom spelling dictionary that you create within PowerPoint or any other Microsoft Office program is used by all the Office applications installed on your computer. Also, any changes made to the list of words within a custom dictionary reflect in proofing tools of all Office applications. Each logged-in user has a default custom dictionary called RoamingCustom.dic, stored in a separate folder for each local user. So, what exactly is a default dictionary?

Learn how to disable, enable, and set the default custom dictionary in PowerPoint 365 for Windows.


Widescreen Implementations in PowerPoint

December 24, 2021

PowerPoint’s implementation of the Widescreen aspect ratio has changed somewhat over the last few versions. Although this is a “wee bit” change, it is still a very significant change that will influence your understanding of what is happening behind the scenes.

Explore the gamut of Widescreen slide aspect ratio implementations in PowerPoint.


What’s the Best Advice for a Presentation Designer? Good Questions.

December 23, 2021

What if I asked you, “What do the most successful presentation designers do?” I’ll bet you could give me a list. Successful presentation designers: know their design tools well, understand properties of color and typography, craft memorable messages, create compelling slides, use graphic elements to tell stories, incorporate organizational branding, and so on.

Learn more from Sheila B. Robinson.


Sharing Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

December 23, 2021

Each logged-in user has a default custom dictionary accessible within PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office programs called RoamingCustom.dic. Additionally, you can create and use many more custom dictionaries. Over time, your custom dictionaries may become a very useful resource, especially since any custom dictionary loaded is used by all the Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. To share the dictionary files (.dic), you first need to find out where they are stored on your computer.

Learn how to share custom dictionaries in PowerPoint 365 for Windows.


Create a Logo with ShapeFactory Logo

December 22, 2021

Today, we are going to look at a tool from ShapeFactory that lets you create a logo. So, you go to the ShapeFactory site. And you click on this option that lets you create a new logo.

Learn more in this video tutorial.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: December 21, 2021

December 21, 2021

We first bring you an interview with Rick Altman, who talks about the upcoming Presentation Summit in October 2022, which is being held in San Diego, and also virtually. We also bring you an offer for Present to Succeed, the presentations conference being held virtually in 2022.

PowerPoint 365 for Windows users can learn about loading and using custom spelling dictionaries, and editing these dictionaries. We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.

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


Edit Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

December 17, 2021

Imagine this scenario: you have created a specialized, medical presentation, and you're troubled to see that all slides are full of squiggly, red, underlined words! These squiggly underlines indicate what PowerPoint considers to be misspelled words. Don't blame PowerPoint, because its medical terminology is somewhat limited. Yes, all words in your medical presentation are correctly spelled. The solution is to teach PowerPoint to spell those words, and enhance its custom dictionary.

Learn how to edit custom dictionaries in PowerPoint 365 for Windows.


Presentation Summit 2022: Conversation with Rick Altman

December 16, 2021

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 20th season as the most prominent learning event for the presentation community. In this conversation, Rick talks about the upcoming Presentation Summit 2022, being held both virtually and on location in San Diego, CA, United States from October 9 to 12, 2022.

Read the conversation here.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: December 14, 2021

December 14, 2021

We first bring you the next part of our Presentation Management series, where we look at how presentations in the future would be retrieved and delivered. We bring you an offer for Present to Succeed, the presentations conference being held virtually in 2022. Jackie Graybill of Toastmasters International talks about the power of story in speaking with fifteen ideas. We also feature author Glenn Gibson, who talks about marketing and inspiration.

PowerPoint 365 for Windows users can learn about creating and editing custom spelling dictionaries. We also explore creating formatted AutoCorrect entries in Word. We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.

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


Loading and Using Custom Dictionaries In PowerPoint 365 for Windows

December 14, 2021

Do you wonder what happens behind the scenes when you run a spell check in PowerPoint or any other Microsoft Office program? This is what happens: PowerPoint looks at each word you have typed and matches those words with the entries listed within its dictionary. If it comes across any word that its dictionary does not contain, it goes ahead and marks that word as misspelled. Then it offers you suggestions for that supposedly misspelled word, so that you can replace that word with any other similar word found within its dictionary.

Learn how to load and use custom dictionaries in PowerPoint 365 for Windows.


Presentation Management 26: The Future of Presentations

December 9, 2021

If you think about it, over the past century humans have been forced to adapt to technology and the structure it creates. It’s not “normal” to work from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or write by typing on a QWERTY keyboard. Presentations are another example. We create linear slide decks, then conform our work conversations to the deck because that’s the way the technology works, by showing us one slide at a time, in order. It’s not the way we’d naturally talk and discuss a topic, but if we want to use technology, we have to do it technology’s way.

Read more with AlexAnndra Ontra and James Ontra.


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