PowerPoint: Tutorials, Articles, and Conversations with Presentation Experts
March 22, 2022
We first feature Patti Sanchez of Duarte Inc., who talks about her new book, Presenting Visually: Communicate and Connect with Online Audiences in an Indezine-exclusive conversation. We next explore several PowerPoint add-ins that let you do more with animation. AlexAnndra Ontra of Shufflrr then looks at why presentation management is risk management.
PowerPoint 365 for Windows users can learn more about the Translation and Thesaurus options. We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
March 21, 2022
Multiscreen digital signage is when you have your messages or any other content shown on more than one screen in your facility. This approach ensures that your messages and information can be seen throughout your facility so that you can keep all your employees, management, and patrons informed. Multiscreen digital signage is also used when you have more information than can be shown on one screen, such as a restaurant showing its entire menu or a large conference center showing many events.
March 17, 2022
Companies can’t afford to mislead their customers and the public—willingly or otherwise. Doing so can lead to severe fines and a drastic loss in revenue as fleeing customers look elsewhere for substitutes. However, by investing in a powerful presentation management solution, organizations can ensure that everyone in the company is on the same page, all the time—even when they’re rushing to complete a presentation or are working on a different continent.
March 15, 2022
Patti Sanchez has over 30 years of experience in developing transformative communications for brands and causes. She is the author of Presenting Virtually: Communicate and Connect with Online Audiences and co-author of Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies, and Symbols. As Chief Strategy Officer for Duarte, Inc., Patti develops products for the training business and teaches leaders how to create authentic connections with their audiences and influence change through persuasive communication. In this conversation, Patti discusses her new book, Presenting Virtually: Communicate and Connect with Online Audiences.
March 14, 2022
While PowerPoint has a robust animation engine, and includes several options, there can be times when you want more. What if you could quickly copy and reuse animations? What if you could mark the end points of motion paths? What if you could find out the possibilities for animation that cannot be done using PowerPoint alone? When you are faced with a similar thought process, you must explore the several PowerPoint add-ins that let you do more with animation.
March 10, 2022
Do you quickly need to translate your slides from English to French or some words from English to Hindi? The best option available to you is to get a professional translator but did you know that PowerPoint includes rudimentary translation skills? This translation is not something that you could use without checking results, but this is still a great start.
March 8, 2022
We begin with a feature on the new Chains feature in the ToolsToo add-in for PowerPoint. In this feature, Gil Segal of ToolsToo demos this feature that can make your PowerPoint workflows superfast. Marcus Grodentz of Toastmasters International explains how you can raise yourself from a garden talker to a go-to speaker.
PowerPoint 365 for Windows users can learn about Research options and also how you can save PDFs from within PowerPoint. We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
March 7, 2022
Are you facing a literary block, and are looking for the right word? The correct word is somewhere in your subsconscious but you cannot recollect it now! In that case, do you know a similar word, and want to try your luck using a thesaurus? Did you know that PowerPoint already has a thesaurus that can help with alternative or opposite words?
February 28, 2022
Gil Segal is the creator of ToolsToo and a senior software consultant. Gil is always on the lookout for ways to automate manual tasks in any software he uses and has been a PowerPoint power-user since the mid 90’s. In this interview, Gil talks about the new Chains Feature in ToolsToo v10 add-in for PowerPoint.
February 23, 2022
Do you want to export your Powerpoint slides into a PDF before sharing it with others? Saving a PowerPoint presentation as a PDF has its pros and cons. The biggest advantage is that recipients won’t be able to edit your slides, and also that you can embed fonts easily. An even better advantage is that you may use PDFs as a substitute for creating drafts or finished slides, rather than using printouts, thus saving so much paper. Disadvantages include that you cannot be entirely multimedia-friendly, because it's not easy or simple to end up with animated PDFs, or even create PDFs with audio and video clips. Whatever your thoughts may be, PowerPoint makes it very easy to create PDFs.
February 22, 2022
We first look at how you can insert a checkmark, also known as a tick mark in PowerPoint for Windows. We then explore how you can change the roofing Language for an entire presentation deck in PowerPoint 365 for Windows.
We also look at how you can bring back the hidden Research Task pane in PowerPoint 365 for Windows. We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
February 21, 2022
If you are giving a talk you need to immediately capture the attention of your audience. You want to grip them, arouse their interest, and get them involved from the very start. I could have started the above talk by explaining that I was working as the Head of Public Relations for Gloucester City Council and that I was going to give them a talk about how to run a publicity campaign and keep it going for nine months.
February 21, 2022
Have you ever wondered why the reference sources that are shown within the Research Task Pane in Microsoft Office programs such as Word, PowerPoint, etc. differ from computer to computer? Some computers may show extra thesauri or more options. Why does that happen? And can you control which sites show up within your Research Task Pane? Yes, you can control to a certain extent via Research options.
February 14, 2022
Creating a slide deck, and you suddenly want to authenticate a figure or double-check a fact? Well, there's no need to open a web browser or even access a conventional dictionary because PowerPoint includes the Research Task pane. Unfortunately, there is no button available in the Review tab of the Ribbon, but you can still access the Research Task pane and do everything possible in previous versions of PowerPoint, as we explain on this page.
February 8, 2022
We've had many requests from readers about adding Harvey balls in PowerPoint slides. We show you three ways to do so. We next feature Payman Taei of Visme in an exclusive interview. Visme is what Payman calls the “Swiss Knife of Visual Content,” and is used by over 10 million businesses, non-profits, and individuals from over 100 countries. Kurt Dupont of PresentationPOINT explores the top 8 presentation design tips for digital signage presentations. As he says, "Be it an announcement, a sales pitch, some directions, or even a food menu, you’ll need compelling presentations to convey your message."
PowerPoint for the Web users can learn how to subscript and superscript text in their slides. We already have similar tutorials for PowerPoint desktop users on both Windows and Macs. We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
February 7, 2022
While it is easy to change the proofing language for selected text containers, doing so one text container at a time can be a great time-waster, especially if you need the language changed across all content in many slides. There are three ways to set the proofing language for your entire presentation, and you can use one or more of these approaches. Make sure you have the proofing tools installed for all or any of the languages that you need to work within PowerPoint.