Using PowerPoint’s new illustrations

PowerPoint Tips

PowerPoint is adding new types of graphics and expanding existing ones. Ungroup them and turn them into editable PowerPoint objects. Converting illustrations to PowerPoint objects. At the dialog box asking if you want to convert it to PowerPoint objects, click Yes.

PowerPoint has photos again! And a lot more…

PowerPoint Tips

It’s a relief to be able to find photos right within PowerPoint without an add-in. This is “premium” content, but even the free online version of PowerPoint has the feature, but with fewer images. These add-ins let you find images from within PowerPoint.

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How to create a logo in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Would you like to create your own logo, product image, or course symbol in PowerPoint in a few minutes — following some easy steps? Open PowerPoint with the default blank theme. The post How to create a logo in PowerPoint appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog.

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Collaborate with others in real time using PowerPoint on the Web

PowerPoint Tips

Did you know that you can collaborate with others on a PowerPoint file in real-time using PowerPoint on the Web? That’s the same thing as PowerPoint Online.) You can do the same in Microsoft Word and Excel, but I’ll focus on PowerPoint, of course.

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Powerful presentations, event with PowerPoint

Manner of Speaking

Since 2018 he has been the Senior Data Scientist … Continue reading → The post Powerful presentations, event with PowerPoint appeared first on Manner of Speaking. This is a guest post by David Lindelöf. David obtained his PhD in Physics at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. From 2010 to 2018, he was the Chief Technology Officer at Neurobat.

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What about PowerPoint 2016 (Windows)?

PowerPoint Tips

It’s time for me to talk about PowerPoint 2016, since it’s been out for a few weeks now. Here you see the others: Dark Gray and White (which looks like PowerPoint 2013). . Tell PowerPoint what you want to do to access the right command. ” It’s at the upper-right of the PowerPoint 2016 window. I’m not sure how much I’ll use this — I know PowerPoint pretty well! PowerPoint has added new chart types.

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Two PowerPoint accessibility features plus one “off label” use

PowerPoint Tips

PowerPoint has features that work with screen readers and you can help to ensure that this experience is useful for people with visual disabilities. Many companies and governmental organizations require that you make documents, including PowerPoint presentations, accessible. Here, I’ll discuss a couple of PowerPoint accessibility features and give you a link to more information. PowerPoint guides a screen reader to read text on a slide in a certain order.

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Practice your speaking skills with PowerPoint’s Presenter Coach

PowerPoint Tips

Or you can use Presenter Coach, a PowerPoint tool that lets you practice your delivery and then gives you feedback. It has actually been around for a few months in the web version of PowerPoint, but is now available in the desktop version.

How to insert 3D into PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Yes, you can now insert certain types of 3D models into PowerPoint, rotate them and even animate them. At the end, I’ll show you a video of an animated 3D model in PowerPoint. Here are the steps to insert 3D into PowerPoint. Step 3: Import your 3D model into PowerPoint. To insert 3D into PowerPoint, you need PowerPoint 365 and a 3D Models item on the Insert tab (in the Illustrations group). 3D is here!

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10/20/30 PowerPoint Rule: Relevant or Irrelevant?


And after attending these presentations, you might be wondering how a perfect PowerPoint presentation looks like. The post 10/20/30 PowerPoint Rule: Relevant or Irrelevant? PowerPoint Tips

4 tips on PowerPoint

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Use PowerPoint to enhance your presentations, not as a substitute for poor presentations. PowerPoint Speaking TipsCreate your content first, and then create the visuals. Creating slides is far more fun that creating good content; don’t fall into the trap of creating great slides that support a weak message. Budget your time. Allocate a set amount of time to create the slides, and budget that across all the slides you need.

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Customize the PowerPoint interface

PowerPoint Tips

Your work in PowerPoint can go faster and easier if you customize the interface so that you don’t have to click so many times to find commands that you use often. In PowerPoint 2010 and 2013, you can customize not only the Quick Access Toolbar (usually at the top left of your screen) but the entire ribbon. Many power users have a Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) that stretches across the entire PowerPoint window. Do you do PowerPoint training like I do?

Create a quiz in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Did you know that you can create a quiz in PowerPoint? You can create a simple quiz in PowerPoint using just hyperlinks. In the task pane or dialog box (depending on your version of PowerPoint), make the shape 100% transparent. If a student clicks anywhere on the question slide that is not one of the answer shapes, PowerPoint will move to the next slide, generally the Wrong Answer feedback slide. You can uses PowerPoint Mix to create quizzes, too.

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Presentation tips for PowerPoint

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

This is an extract of a training session that I present “Putting the POWER back into PowerPoint”. Nowadays, many of us use PowerPoint for our presentations. Nowadays, we often automatically haul out PowerPoint when asked to do a presentation. PowerPointWhile there are many courses and books on the technical side of how to create slides, there is very little material available on how to create effective slides and presentations. This course helps to address that issue.

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3 techniques to copy formatting in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

You can spend a lot of time formatting a shape or some text in PowerPoint and you certainly don’t want to have to repeat that process if it isn’t necessary. The good news is that PowerPoint has several techniques to copy formatting and animation. I explain how in “ Work Faster in PowerPoint. PowerPoint changes the picture but keeps the formatting. PowerPoint changes the shape but keeps the formatting.

Work faster in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Because I work in PowerPoint so much, I use the fastest way possible — at least as far as I know. So, here are my best tips for working faster in PowerPoint. Better than that is the Quick Access toolbar at the top of the PowerPoint window. Leave a comment and share them with your fellow PowerPoint users! Get my free ebook "From Death by PowerPoint to Life by PowerPoint." The post Work faster in PowerPoint appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog.

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Powerful presentations, even with PowerPoint

Manner of Speaking

Since 2018 he has been the Senior Data Scientist … Continue reading → The post Powerful presentations, even with PowerPoint appeared first on Manner of Speaking. This is a guest post by David Lindelöf. David obtained his PhD in Physics at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. From 2010 to 2018, he was the Chief Technology Officer at Neurobat.

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Create beautiful numbered lists in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

The post Create beautiful numbered lists in PowerPoint appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog. Shapes & text boxes beautiful numbered lists lists numbered lists numbered lists in PowerPoint numbersSmartArt and the new Designer feature in Office 365 are great for simple lists, but numbered lists are another story. Designer has a few options, but you can easily create a couple of templates for beautiful numbered lists and use them over and over.

Four reasons to stop using PowerPoint

Speak Schmeak

For the rest of you who are challenging the old ways of "death by PowerPoint," carry on ! Personally, I love PowerPoint. PowerPoint doesn't force anyone to use bullets or to be boring. And one final slide for you: P.S. If you'd like a quick lesson in PowerPoint best practices, check out my virtual training here ! Engaging the Audience PowerPoint Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies TechnologyMany of my speaker colleagues reject the use of slides.

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Hilarious PowerPoint Wisdom

Manner of Speaking

But before watching it, stop for a moment and try to recall all the horrible PowerPoint presentations which you have had to endure. Tags: Humour PowerPoint Comedian comedy Delivery Don McMillan humor Keynote Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slide Presentations standup comedy It’s been said that there is a great deal of truth in humour and the video clip below is a perfect case in point. It is from a comedy skit delivered by Don McMillan.

Halloween horrors of putrid PowerPoints

The Presenter's Blog

But possession by PowerPoint?? Tips From The Top Halloween PowerPoint presentation It’s the time of year for poltergeists, potions, and possession by the cadaverously candy-crazed. ‘Tis true. ‘Tis hideous true. Forget Sleepy Hollow. Cast your gaze, and cast it nervously upon this creepy little Halloween number from my good fiend, errr. friend, Gavin McMahon over at the Make a Powerful Point blog. It’s cruel, AND unusual.

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The Dangers of Combining PowerPoint Presentation Slides

Duarte Blog

The kind where you borrow a slide from here, a chart from there, then throw everything into one big PowerPoint® file and present it to your staff. The post The Dangers of Combining PowerPoint Presentation Slides appeared first on Duarte. We call them “Frankenslides.”

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Create an animated intro for videos in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

You can easily create animation in PowerPoint that is quite video-like. Screensharing of you showing your computer screen: You can use Camtasia, Zoom, or even PowerPoint. This video is too long and you can trim it in PowerPoint.

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Free PowerPoint templates

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Here is a pretty cool website that I have been looking at: Slide Hunter , an online collection of free PowerPoint templates. PowerPoint free templates I am not sure exactly how many there are, but at about 40 pages of 7 templates I estimate at least 280 or so templates (and they are all free). Everything is indexed and categorised, and it’s easy to find the right slide for your presentation. Here are two examples: 6 Hats. Brain.

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Free PowerPoint alternatives – Canva

PowerPoint Tips

When you click on the text, you will see multiple formatting options just as in PowerPoint, such as font style, font size, bold, italic, line and letter spacing, and much more. The post Free PowerPoint alternatives – Canva appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog. This is a guest blog post by Kavita Paliwal. Kavita is Outreach Specialist of Content writer at Canva.

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2 PowerPoint 2013 secrets

PowerPoint Tips

I just gave a webinar on upgrading to PowerPoint 2013, explaining all the new features and how to use them. In PowerPoint 2010 and earlier, when you chose Insert > Clip Art, you could specify that you wanted only photographs. But in PowerPoint 2013, you choose Insert> Online Pictures and get a dialog box instead. (It’s Thanks to Steve Rindsberg, a fellow PowerPoint MVP, for discovering this! You can find a world of PowerPoint resources at his website.).

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How to Edit Photo Brightness, Contrast & Saturation in PowerPoint

Duarte Blog

Welcome to the Presentation Hacks: Using Photos in PowerPoint video series! In these lessons, a Duarte designer shares some of the fundamental tools of using photos in PowerPoint. The post How to Edit Photo Brightness, Contrast & Saturation in PowerPoint appeared first on Duarte.

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PowerPoint Karaoke slides

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

On Monday evening, I ran a PowerPoint Karaoke contest at the Cape Communicators Toastmaster Club. We had about 10 people who were each given a random deck of PowerPoint slides, and they were given about three minutes to present a presentation using their slides. It is a great way to both practise your impromptu speaking skills, and to have some practise with PowerPoint. Related posts: PowerPoint Karaoke Invite You have heard of Karaoke You have heard of PowerPoint.

Free PowerPoint alternatives–

PowerPoint Tips

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. Miscellaneous PowerPoint Tips Review free PowerPoint alternative OpenOffice is a Microsoft Office clone, pretty close to Office 2003.

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Has PowerPoint sucked you into this trap?

Speaking about Presenting

One of the many clever things that PowerPoint can do is allow you to dump lots of information into it. Although PowerPoint can “absorb” all this information easily, audiences can’t. So our advice is, don’t plan your presentation using PowerPoint. Content PowerpointUnlike your human audience, you can just keep on adding information into a slide and the font size will adjust to allow as much information as you like.

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The Only PowerPoint Templates You’ll Ever Need

Presentation Guru

Powerpoint Templates featured PowerPoint Powerpoint TemplatesThere are three fundamental skills for the modern-day presenter. If you want to be better than most presenters out there, you have to be be able to: Create a strong story – we believe that every presentation is a story waiting to be told, and that understanding the power of the three-act story is the key to getting audiences engaged, inspired and on board with your ideas.

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PowerPoint vs. PDF: Which Is the Best Way to Deliver Your Presentation?

Presentation Guru

Powerpoint featured File format PDF PowerPoint Powerpoint Alternative Software Technical ProblemsGiving a presentation is a daily occurrence for many of us. From travelling sales people pitching in high pressure environments, to teachers imparting knowledge in a fun way to children, presentations are vital to communication. Millions are taking place each day.…

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MS PowerPoint Vs Google Slides: Which Platform is Better for Business Presentations?


The post MS PowerPoint Vs Google Slides: Which Platform is Better for Business Presentations? Google Slides Tips PowerPoint Tips Presentation DesignAmid the upheaval caused by Covid-19, work from home became an overnight requirement for most of the organizations.

PowerPoint, Speaking or Sex?

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

A recent Zogby poll commissioned by Sliderocket , a PowerPoint rival, found that “respondents would rather do the following miserable activities than sit through a PowerPoint presentation: o    24 percent would forego sex tonight o    21 percent would rather do their taxes o    20 percent would rather go to the dentist o    18 percent would rather work on Saturday”.

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PowerPoint Karaoke?

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Here is an interesting technique that will both improve your thinking skills, and provide an unusual form of entertainment: PowerPoint Karoake. Basically, you have to present an impromptu PowerPoint presentation. You have to deliver a PowerPoint presentation about an unfamiliar topic, with slides you’ve never seen, to an audience eager to heckle and laugh at you. If you’re clothed, it’s called PowerPoint Karaoke.

Venn Diagram Ideas For PowerPoint Presentations


Venn Diagrams can be made using PowerPoint shapes or SmartArt Graphics, however, they can appear confusing if the color combinations and display layout do not follow presentations best practices. Source: Gradient Venn Diagram for PowerPoint by

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Why Teaching PowerPoint Benefits Everyone

Presentation Guru

How about PowerPoint design? Those children will spend a large chunk of their lives presenting their ideas through PowerPoint.… … Powerpoint Visuals Design Principles featured PowerPoint Presentation DesignIf you had to run an elementary school, what would you teach the children? Literacy? It sounds like an odd idea, but think about it.

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A Brief History of PowerPoint

Presentation Guru

According to Microsoft estimates there are more than 500 millions users of PowerPoint worldwide, of which 120 million people are using it to create business presentations and 6 million teachers around the world use it in the classroom. A 2012 study suggested that PowerPoint had 95% of the presentation software market.… … Powerpoint Software Elsewhere on the Web PowerPoint

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Worst PowerPoint slide contest

Speak Schmeak

Here's a "worst PowerPoint" contest that will give you a giggle. Fun Stuff PowerPointAnd the grand prize goes to. The rest are pretty bad, too. What do you think? Have you seen worse?

How to create a poster in PowerPoint 2007 & PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint Tips

Many people use Microsoft Word for this purpose, but PowerPoint offers more graphic features and greater flexibility in placing your text and images. Let’s create a couple of posters in PowerPoint 2007 or 2010. Note: At the end of this blog post, I give you a resource for downloading existing PowerPoint poster templates. Follow these steps: In PowerPoint 2007 or PowerPoint 2010, click the Design tab. Design poster poster in PowerPoint

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The Complete Guide to the Best PowerPoint Add-ins

Presentation Guru

Maurizio La Cava makes presentations every day and makes extensive use of PowerPoint add-ins, so he has put together a list of what he considers to be the best ones, grouped for top functions and discusses them in detail below. With millions of presentations delivered every day, PowerPoint has become a core tool for anybody who needs to present a project and persuade others to adopt their ideas.…

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How to animate 3D objects in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

If you have Office 365 (the subscription version) and the Creative edition of Windows 10, you can insert 3D objects into PowerPoint. I explained this feature in an earlier blog post, “ How to Insert 3D in PowerPoint.” In “ How to insert 3D into PowerPoint ,” I explained how to create them in Paint 3D. I imported it into PowerPoint using Insert, 3D Models. Have you played around with 3D models in PowerPoint?

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How to Transform Your Presentation with Powerpoint Morph

Presentation Guru

A presentation doesn’t have to be dull, long or linear and a PowerPoint is no exception! PowerPoint is the most widely used presentation tool but has features that are hugely underused. … Powerpoint Software Visuals PowerPoint Presentation DesignSome of these tools can help you to create a more dynamic and conversational presentation to draw your audience in and hold their attention.…

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