Link to a specific PowerPoint 2003, 2007 or 2010 slide from Microsoft Word or Excel
JUNE 14, 2012
Suppose you want to link from Word or Excel to Slide 2 in a PowerPoint 2003, 2007 or 2010 presentation. Hyperlinks Excel hyperlink link PowerPoint 2007 PowerPoint 2010 PowerPont 2003 slide Word
Career Crash 2003: Breaking open to way too much choice
Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter
AUGUST 28, 2011
Bottoming out has become the 21st-century success formula. Plenty of brilliant theorist and players endorse that road increasingly traveled in this era of multiple career crashes.
Creating new shapes in PowerPoint 2003
Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog
OCTOBER 3, 2009
Unfortunately, you can’t do that in PowerPoint 2003 because it does not have the feature of converting a shape to points. So I started playing with the tools that PowerPoint 2003 does have to see if I could achieve the same result.
Vow of Poverty, 2003: None too soon for Baby Boomer
Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter
JUNE 19, 2011
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
MAY 28, 2010
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. I did some tinkering and discovered that PowerPoint 2007 needs to convert your PowerPoint 2003 graphs in order to display them well.
Create clear, iconic illustrations in PowerPoint with (gasp!) clip art
OCTOBER 1, 2012
In PowerPoint 2003, choose Slide Show> Custom Animation to open the Custom Animation task pane. In PowerPoint 2003 and 2007, in the Custom Animation task pane, click Add Effect> Exit> (More Effects, if necessary)> Fade.
How to get a Photoshopped look by fading in an image
JUNE 13, 2011
To remove the border, right-click the rectangle again and choose Format Shape (Format AutoShape in PowerPoint 2003). In PowerPoint 2003, On the Colors and Lines tab of the Format AutoShape dialog box, click the Line Color drop-down list and choose No Line. PowerPoint 2003.
My sound won’t play! Embed narration or music so you can send the PowerPoint presentation to others
AUGUST 5, 2012
In PowerPoint 2003 and 2007, you can only embed.wav (WAV) sound files. Here’s how to do so in PowerPoint 2003 and 2007: PowerPoint 2003: Choose Tools> Options and click the General tab. Here’s the procedure: In 2003, choose File> Package for CD.
Creating a slide master–or two–in PowerPoint
AUGUST 14, 2011
In PowerPoint 2003, click Design on the Formatting toolbar to open the Slide Design task pane. Press Shift and click the Normal View icon at the lower-left (2003) or lower-right (2007/2010) corner of the screen to go into Slide Master view. In PowerPoint 2003, choose File> Save As.
Insert a live Excel spreadsheet onto a slide
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
In PowerPoint 2003, choose Slide Show> Custom Animation. With the spreadsheet selected, choose Add Effect in 2003 and 2007. You can insert a live Excel spreadsheet onto a slide so that you can use Excel while in Slide Show view.
Slides that pop! Using the 3rd dimension on a slide–Part II: 3D rotation
JUNE 12, 2012
Even PowerPoint 2003 lets you rotate objects in 3D, although the controls are not as precise. PowerPoint 2003 can do 3D too! In PowerPoint 2003, select an AutoShape and click the 3-D Style button on the Drawing toolbar at the bottom of your screen.
Create a video from photos in PowerPoint
JULY 31, 2011
This feature exists in 2003, 2007 and 2010. In 2003, choose Insert> Picture> New Photo Album.). Do you have some business photos that you would like to highlight in a presentation or post on your company’s website as a video?
How to use your remote to switch to another presentation in PowerPoint 2007 & 2010
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
If you know of a way to do this in PowerPoint 2003, please leave a comment! The options in 2003 are only Open and Edit, which don’t open the presentation in Slide Show view.
View 2 presentations side by side
MAY 7, 2010
In PowerPoint 2003, choose Window> Arrange All. Have you ever wanted to compare two PowerPoint files side-by-side? You’ve probably done it in Microsoft Word many times. You just open the two Word documents and drag one of them to the side.
How to show paper forms or software screens on a PowerPoint slide
MARCH 2, 2014
You can insert another copy of the image into PowerPoint and use PowerPoint’s zoom (at the lower-right corner of the screen in all but PowerPoint 2003). Do you have to reproduce paper forms or software screens on PowerPoint slides? This is common for training.
Green Room Speakers: Will Ferrell's Harvard Commencement Speech
Green Room Speakers
JUNE 27, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010 Will Ferrells Harvard Commencement Speech OK - So this is from 2003 and I am honestly not sure what you can learn from it, but I had to include it because it is just so funny. (I
Create a looping ending for your PowerPoint presentation
MARCH 19, 2012
In PowerPoint 2003, choose Slide Show> Slide Transition. In 2003, in the Advance Slide section of the Slide Transition task pane, check Automatically After and enter a number of seconds. A reader asked me how to create a looping ending.
Add drama with PowerPoint 2007’s shadows
JANUARY 8, 2010
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? Sometimes, one if more appropriate than the other because of the content, but in general, which do you prefer?
Create a PowerPoint handout from selected slides
MARCH 10, 2011
For PowerPoint 2003 & 2007. 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005. A subscriber ask me how she could create a printed handout that contains only some of the slides in the presentation. She wanted to create a handout with 3 slides per page. Here are the steps: For PowerPoint 2010.
PowerPoint idea: Introduce a panel of speakers
AUGUST 24, 2010
In PowerPoint 2003, on the Colors and Lines tab, in the Fill section, click the Color drop-down list and choose Fill Effects. In PowerPoint 2003, choose Slide Show> Custom Animation to open the Custom Animation task pane.
Gimmicks in Speaking - in Toastmasters and Real-Life
Speak and Deliver
MAY 16, 2017
In Jim Key's 2003 winning speech - he stood on chairs. What's a gimmick?
Space objects equidistant from each other
DECEMBER 10, 2012
In PowerPoint 2003, click Draw> Align or Distribute on the Drawing toolbar.). A common task is to space objects equidistant from each other. You might have a group of rectangles that make up a hyperlinked menu. Another common situation is a diagram with several boxes containing text.
Edward Tufte on Data, Analysis, & Truth
DECEMBER 7, 2016
I read his books just after I left Apple in 2003 to become a college professor in Japan. Edward Tufte is a leading expert in the data analysis and data visualization space.
Slides that pop! Using the 3rd dimension on a slide–Part I: Shadows
MAY 23, 2012
A workaround for creating soft shadows in PowerPoint 2003. You probably think of slides as a 2D surface. After all, you project slides on a screen or wall. But you can make them look 3-dimensional using several techniques: Shadows. Bevels. Depth and 3D rotation.
Create a radial gradient background with a highlight effect
SEPTEMBER 14, 2009
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. The gradients are less flexibile in 2003, too. You have to use a trick in 2003 to get a decent result. PowerPoint 2003.
Illustrate a story on a PowerPoint slide
JANUARY 7, 2013
In PowerPoint 2003, choose Slide Show, Custom Animation. In 2003 and 2007, in the Custom Animation task pane, click Add Effect, Entrance, Appear or Fade. Stories are a powerful way to help your audience understand and relate to your message. But how do you illustrate your story?
Getting a shiny Web 2.0 look in PowerPoint-Part I: Reflections
APRIL 21, 2011
Reflections in 2003 are a bit harder, especially if you want to angle your shapes. Maybe Web 2.0 is already an old look, but you still see a lot of it. Of course, Web 2.0 really refers to how a website functions–especially interactivity and sharing. But, along with Web 2.0
Create consistent slides with layouts
NOVEMBER 6, 2011
In PowerPoint 2003, the Slide Layout task pane will open. I see lots of bad slides! One thing that I notice is that people ignore PowerPoint’s layouts. Please don’t! Layouts provide a framework for your slides so that they are all consistent: Fonts. Font sizes. Colors.
Free PowerPoint alternatives–OpenOffice.org
MAY 8, 2011
OpenOffice.org is a Microsoft Office clone, pretty close to Office 2003. The interface looks pretty similar to PowerPoint 2003, although the task panes on the right are a little different. Nevertheless, if you know PowerPoint 2003, you’ll be right at home.
View your slide show in a smaller window so you can see another presentation or program
JULY 9, 2012
In PowerPoint 2003, choose Slide Show> Set Up Show. Sometimes you might want to display your presentation in Slide Show view in a way that doesn’t take up the entire screen. For example, let’s say that you are delivering a presentation and want to switch between applications.
Adjust the location of the X (horizontal) chart axis in a PowerPoint chart
JUNE 12, 2013
Did you know that PowerPoint 2013 brought back the datasheet from PowerPoint 2003?) Sometimes, you need to fine-tune charts, because they just don’t look right. One situation I saw recently was the horizontal chart axis not appearing in the right location.
6 steps to create a quick PowerPoint makeover
APRIL 6, 2011
It creates diagrams and is much better than 2003′s diagram feature. If the presenter is using 2003, I always ungroup the SmartArt, because otherwise the person won’t be able to edit the text or shapes.
Add your own sketch to a slide
SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
In 2003, choose Shadow from the Picture toolbar.)
Ppted.com & EllenFinkelstein.com partner to offer 3 products in 1
AUGUST 13, 2011
Covers PowerPoint 2003 and 2007. Ppted.com and I have partnered to offer a great joint product that contains: Green PowerPoint template package. Summer PowerPoint template package. 101 Advanced Techniques Every PowerPoint User Should Know ebook. About the template packages.
Presenter View: Your secret presentation tool
APRIL 17, 2012
In PowerPoint 2003, choose Slide Show< Set Up Show and check the Show Presenter View check box.) Presenter View is a secret view that only you see! It’s a way of seeing your notes and upcoming slides while your audience sees only the current slide as usual.
HEALED! How Does It Look, Walk, Talk?
Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter
MARCH 13, 2017
In 2003, I had that moment of clarity that my business, nest egg and mind were gone. "Healing" has become the dominant meme in America. That's no surprise. On a national and personal level too many of us have been through so much.
Business concept diagrams: Group 1–Working together, parts of a whole, integrating the parts
JULY 18, 2011
PPT version (for PowerPoint 2003). I’ve started creating some business concept diagrams. Diagrams like this are so useful! Sometimes, you need to illustrate a concept, but don’t want a photograph. In this situation, diagrams may communicate the concept more clearly.
How to resize and crop pictures in PowerPoint
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
In 2003, click the Crop button on the Picture toolbar.) In 2003, you’ll find the Reset Picture button on the Picture toolbar. I’ve discovered that some people don’t understand how to resize images in PowerPoint and also don’t know how (or when) to crop an image.
Geetesh Bajaj of Indezine.com publishes new e-book on PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts
JULY 10, 2012
Geetesh’s new 44-page e-book, PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts , is the most complete collection of shortcuts I’ve seen for PowerPoint 2003, 2007, and 2010. Ever want to work faster in PowerPoint? Of course you do!
Lost in Translation – Ten Tips for Working with Interpreters
Manner of Speaking
APRIL 8, 2012
Lost in Translation is a terrific film that received critical acclaim when it was released in 2003. Starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johanson, it’s the story of an aging actor and a young college graduate who meet in Tokyo and develop a touching friendship.