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The PowerPoint Ezine - 62

By: Geetesh Bajaj

Date Created: February 6th 2006
Last Updated: March 2nd 2009

Product Showcase

Cutting Edge PowerPoint for Dummies

Let me begin this ezine issue by announcing the release of my new book. Published by Wiley, this is part of the Dummies series. The book has so much information that I could not fit in everything! Fortunately, that was a very nice excuse to cram in a CD that has free content valued at $400! And there's a color insert and a companion site - take a look at the companion site...

And here are some excerpts...

Giveaways and More

There are tons of new template designs on Indezine, and a whole new free PowerPoint add-in called AutoShape Magic.

And now for more goodies - ppted is giving away ten copies of their new Native American collection of PowerPoint templates. To win, all you need to do is fill in this form. Mention "Native American" in the Comments field - the sweepstakes ends on February 7th.

If you need free PowerPoint templates for Valentine's Day, look here...

Here are some new articles and happenings:

Ppted just released several new collections including Grid Horizons, Pure Gold and Compass - do take a look! is offering an all-new sports clip art library and 2006 calendar templates at no charge whatsoever. Click here for to download these and a trial copy of SmartDraw.

Neuxpower Solutions has released NXPowerLite 2.1, an updated version of the presentation compression tool that reduces the size of PowerPoint presentations. Version 2.1 includes support for CMYK images inside PowerPoint presentations and improves support for Windows metafile graphics and ICC color profiles. Click here to download a free trial...

Dr. Steve Armstrong from LeTourneau Unviersity has put up all his lectures on PreCalc, Calculus, and Computer Programming (C++ and Java), etc.) in PowerPoint presentations. He said he'll be happy to share these presentations with Indezine readers - find the presentations here... Thank you, Dr. Armstrong.

Check out Ellen Finkelstein's PowerPoint blog - that's the place where she puts up all her latest tips...

Revealing PowerPoint 12

It's so easy to be optimistic about the next version of PowerPoint - Microsoft has added tons of new features to the program in what might be the most revolutionary release of this venerated presentation platform. For many users that might not be great news since this might require a certain amount of unlearning - and I know that feeling too well since I was so zapped when I saw PowerPoint without any menus! However, in just two days after working with the new interface, I'm a convert. If that sounded like putting in too much within the first paragraph of this article - it probably was, and you'll have to forgive my enthusiasm. Let me reveal all those new features one at a time.

You'll find more info here...

End Note

More PowerPoint related info on the PowerPoint Blog and PowerPoint Notes. And free PowerPoint templates for all of you....

Until next time - have a nice day. And keep the feedback coming..


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