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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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.


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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.

2020 207

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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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.

2019 178

6 Ways to make Your PowerPoint eLearning Slides More Interactive


The post 6 Ways to make Your PowerPoint eLearning Slides More Interactive appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. PowerPoint TipsThe Covid-19 has caused unprecedented disruption in all industries and impacted people from all walks of life.

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.

2019 177

Using Subtitles and Captioning in PowerPoint


However, with the use of methods such as enabling subtitles and captioning for Live presentations, you can present your PowerPoint presentations to different audiences, regardless of a language barrier. Live Captions and Subtitles in PowerPoint. Subtitle Settings in PowerPoint.

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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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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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.

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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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.

5 PowerPoint Design Principles to Make Your Presentations Stand Out


The post 5 PowerPoint Design Principles to Make Your Presentations Stand Out appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. PowerPoint Tips Presentation Design

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.

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

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.

2019 118

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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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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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.

2020 176

The End of PowerPoint?

DeFinis Communications

I recently read a Fast Company blog about a new political party in Switzerland that wants to make PowerPoint illegal. The Anti-PowerPoint Party (APPP) is a new movement formed by Matthias Poehm, a professional public speaker in Switzerland. To do that, he’s focusing on eliminating PowerPoint entirely. And while Poehm is making the assault on PowerPoint the focus of his platform, he states that he’s really targeting all presentation software.

Using Mind Maps To Share Ideas in PowerPoint Presentations


One of the most underused mind mapping techniques is perhaps their incorporation in the form of PowerPoint presentations; using mind mapping templates for PowerPoint. For this purpose, we will be building ours with one of our mind map templates for PowerPoint.

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Guide to Presenting and Using Speaker Notes in PowerPoint


A more elegant method of presenting your slides is to use speaker notes in PowerPoint. What are Speaker Notes in PowerPoint? Speaker notes in PowerPoint are hidden notes in your PowerPoint slides that can be added to help you remember bits of information.

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.

2017 109

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.

2017 109

Free PowerPoint alternatives–OpenOffice.org

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 OpenOffice.orgOpenOffice.org 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.

2017 105

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”.

2011 178

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.

2019 66

Obama vs Romney: Too Late for PowerPoint?

DeFinis Communications

It got me to thinking…I wonder why Obama and Romney don’t get on-board with PowerPoint? Then this morning I came across this article: 71 Compelling & Surprising PowerPoint Tips from the Pros , which, as the title suggests, lists 71 tips all presenters and PowerPoint users should know. PowerPoint Tips Presentation Skills Mitt Romney PowerPoint President Obama Visual aids

2012 153

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.…

2019 79

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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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.

2018 51

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?

2018 142

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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Inserting icons in PowerPoint 365

PowerPoint Tips

If you have PowerPoint 365, by now you should have a major new feature, icons. Icons are vector files, just like PowerPoint drawing objects are, so you can resize them and they never get pixelated — unlike bitmap images such as JPGs and PNGs. Do you have PowerPoint 365? You have PowerPoint 365 if you see this when you choose File, Account. In informal polls I have taken, about 20% of users have PowerPoint 365. How do you add icons in PowerPoint?

2017 116

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.…

2019 65

PowerPoint Lessons at 30,000 Feet

DeFinis Communications

I was flying to Houston recently and sat next to a woman who was working on…you guessed it… her PowerPoint presentation. I asked if I could see her PowerPoint. So I pulled out my laptop and showed her the PowerPoint presentation we use in our programs. Then I did a short lesson of the best practices of PowerPoint design and development.

PowerPoint: It’s Child’s Play

Manner of Speaking

Who knew that PowerPoint could make you feel all warm and fuzzy? Slide Presentation Design Humour Microsoft Microsoft PowerPoint PowerPoint PresentationBut big kudos to Microsoft for this commercial. Very clever. I have to give the young man credit. Heck, even I’d buy him a dog after that! But as humorous as this commercial is, there are some important lessons that we can learn from it: The young man was clear about his key message: Buy me a dog! His title was clear.

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