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Link to a specific PowerPoint 2003, 2007 or 2010 slide from Microsoft Word or Excel

PowerPoint Tips

Suppose you want to link from Word or Excel to Slide 2 in a PowerPoint 2003, 2007 or 2010 presentation. Here’s an example. ppsx or *.pps).

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Career Crash 2003: Breaking open to way too much choice

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bottoming out has become the 21st-century success formula.    Suddenly we are without our categories or mental models. 

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Creating new shapes in PowerPoint 2003

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Unfortunately, you can’t do that in PowerPoint 2003 because it does not have the feature of converting a shape to points.

Vow of Poverty, 2003: None too soon for Baby Boomer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Given the reality of the big big money being in the past, I figure I was blessed when my communications firm tanked in 2003 [ Download Geezerguts.] 

Converting PowerPoint 2003 graphs to look good in PowerPoint 2007

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

About two weeks ago I switched from PowerPoint 2003 to PowerPoint 2007 when I got a new laptop. I’ve now delivered a few presentations using PowerPoint 2007 and I’ve noticed that the graphs I created in PowerPoint 2003 didn’t look very good when I presented them. The text wasn’t clear and the lines or columns were not crisp.

Create clear, iconic illustrations in PowerPoint with (gasp!) clip art

PowerPoint Tips

In PowerPoint 2003, choose Slide Show> Custom Animation to open the Custom Animation task pane. Bitmaps don’t resize well. Contest!

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How to get a Photoshopped look by fading in an image

PowerPoint Tips

To remove the border, right-click the rectangle again and choose Format Shape (Format AutoShape in PowerPoint 2003). PowerPoint 2003.

My sound won’t play! Embed narration or music so you can send the PowerPoint presentation to others

PowerPoint Tips

In PowerPoint 2003 and 2007, you can only embed.wav (WAV) sound files. Here’s the procedure: In 2003, choose File> Package for CD.

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Creating a slide master–or two–in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

In PowerPoint 2003, click Design on the Formatting toolbar to open the Slide Design task pane. In PowerPoint 2003, choose File> Save As.

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Insert a live Excel spreadsheet onto a slide

PowerPoint Tips

In PowerPoint 2003, choose Slide Show> Custom Animation. With the spreadsheet selected, choose Add Effect in 2003 and 2007. Slick?

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Slides that pop! Using the 3rd dimension on a slide–Part II: 3D rotation

PowerPoint Tips

Even PowerPoint 2003 lets you rotate objects in 3D, although the controls are not as precise. PowerPoint 2003 can do 3D too!

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Create a video from photos in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

This feature exists in 2003, 2007 and 2010. In 2003, choose Insert> Picture> New Photo Album.). Click the File/Disk button.

How to use your remote to switch to another presentation in PowerPoint 2007 & 2010

PowerPoint Tips

If you know of a way to do this in PowerPoint 2003, please leave a comment! ” Here’s the problem. Click Create From File.

View 2 presentations side by side

PowerPoint Tips

In PowerPoint 2003, choose Window> Arrange All. Have you ever wanted to compare two PowerPoint files side-by-side?

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How to show paper forms or software screens on a PowerPoint slide

PowerPoint Tips

Do you have to reproduce paper forms or software screens on PowerPoint slides? This is common for training. Insert a picture and then what?

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Create a looping ending for your PowerPoint presentation

PowerPoint Tips

In PowerPoint 2003, choose Slide Show> Slide Transition. A reader asked me how to create a looping ending. Uncheck On Mouse Click.

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Green Room Speakers: Will Ferrell's Harvard Commencement Speech

Green Room Speakers

I especially appreciate the contrast of Will dancing while the Harvard faculty claps stiffly in the background.) Enjoy! Overcome Your Fear.

Add drama with PowerPoint 2007’s shadows

PowerPoint Tips

PowerPoint 2007’s shadows are so much better than 2003’s. In this video lesson, I show you how to use all the settings. And it’s a contest with free prizes! Listen to the video! Do you prefer video lessons to text lessons?

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Create a PowerPoint handout from selected slides

PowerPoint Tips

For PowerPoint 2003 & 2007. 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005. She wanted to create a handout with 3 slides per page. Click Print.

PowerPoint idea: Introduce a panel of speakers

PowerPoint Tips

In PowerPoint 2003, on the Colors and Lines tab, in the Fill section, click the Color drop-down list and choose Fill Effects.

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Edward Tufte on Data, Analysis, & Truth

Presentation Zen

I read his books just after I left Apple in 2003 to become a college professor in Japan. His books are foundational. We can learn from it.

Space objects equidistant from each other

PowerPoint Tips

In PowerPoint 2003, click Draw> Align or Distribute on the Drawing toolbar.). A common task is to space objects equidistant from each other.

Slides that pop! Using the 3rd dimension on a slide–Part I: Shadows

PowerPoint Tips

A workaround for creating soft shadows in PowerPoint 2003. You probably think of slides as a 2D surface. Bevels. Depth and 3D rotation.

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Create a radial gradient background with a highlight effect

PowerPoint Tips

PowerPoint 2003 doesn’t have a true radial gradient but you can get a similar effect by using a From Center setting in a circle.

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Illustrate a story on a PowerPoint slide

PowerPoint Tips

In PowerPoint 2003, choose Slide Show, Custom Animation. Stories are a powerful way to help your audience understand and relate to your message.

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Getting a shiny Web 2.0 look in PowerPoint-Part I: Reflections

PowerPoint Tips

Reflections in 2003 are a bit harder, especially if you want to angle your shapes. Maybe Web 2.0 Of course, Web 2.0 But, along with Web 2.0

HEALED! How Does It Look, Walk, Talk?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 2003, I had that moment of clarity that my business, nest egg and mind were gone. That's no surprise. Of course, there are few buyers.

Create consistent slides with layouts

PowerPoint Tips

In PowerPoint 2003, the Slide Layout task pane will open. I see lots of bad slides! Please don’t! Font sizes. Colors. Title placement.

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Free PowerPoint alternatives–OpenOffice.org

PowerPoint Tips

OpenOffice.org is a Microsoft Office clone, pretty close to Office 2003. OpenOffice is a suite and its presentation piece is called Impress.

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View your slide show in a smaller window so you can see another presentation or program

PowerPoint Tips

In PowerPoint 2003, choose Slide Show> Set Up Show. Click OK. Go into Slide Show view. You can easily switch among other applications.

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Adjust the location of the X (horizontal) chart axis in a PowerPoint chart

PowerPoint Tips

Did you know that PowerPoint 2013 brought back the datasheet from PowerPoint 2003?) Diastolic blood pressure. Choose High from the list.

6 steps to create a quick PowerPoint makeover

PowerPoint Tips

It creates diagrams and is much better than 2003′s diagram feature. This step cleans up a lot of messes. Step 2: Format the background.

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Add your own sketch to a slide

PowerPoint Tips

In 2003, choose Shadow from the Picture toolbar.) Here’s an example: Here are the steps: Sketch something on a piece of paper.

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Ppted.com & EllenFinkelstein.com partner to offer 3 products in 1

PowerPoint Tips

Covers PowerPoint 2003 and 2007. Ppted.com and I have partnered to offer a great joint product that contains: Green PowerPoint template package.

Presenter View: Your secret presentation tool

PowerPoint Tips

In PowerPoint 2003, choose Slide Show< Set Up Show and check the Show Presenter View check box.) What can you do with Presenter View?

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Business concept diagrams: Group 1–Working together, parts of a whole, integrating the parts

PowerPoint Tips

PPT version (for PowerPoint 2003). I’ve started creating some business concept diagrams. Diagrams like this are so useful! Teamwork.

How to resize and crop pictures in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

In 2003, click the Crop button on the Picture toolbar.) In 2003, you’ll find the Reset Picture button on the Picture toolbar.

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Geetesh Bajaj of Indezine.com publishes new e-book on PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts

PowerPoint Tips

Ever want to work faster in PowerPoint? Of course you do! Here are a few of my favorites for PowerPoint 2007 and 2010: Ungroup: Ctrl + Shift + G.

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Lost in Translation – Ten Tips for Working with Interpreters

Manner of Speaking

Lost in Translation is a terrific film that received critical acclaim when it was released in 2003. This scene always makes me smile.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 63)

Manner of Speaking

Herbert Gardner (1934 - 2003) American Cartoonist, Playwright and Screenwriter.