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Edit Annotations with Ink Tools in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

April 22, 2019

Edit Annotations with Ink Tools in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

When you use the Pen and Highlighter tools to annotate, you are provided with an option to save those annotations when you exit Slide Show view. If you do opt to save them, then you will actually open doors to new capabilities that will allow you to edit these annotations – in fact, you can also change these annotations to shapes and work more with them!

Learn how you can edit your Pen and Highlighter annotations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


3D Content Guidelines for Microsoft: Conversation with Michelle Maislen and Jeremy Kersey

April 19, 2019

Michelle Maislen Jeremy Kersey

Michelle Maislen sits on the bleeding edge of Mixed Reality Technology, with a goal of democratizing 3D creativity in Office productivity workflows. Jeremy Kersey has always been at the intersection of art and technology, bridging the gap and bringing together the multiple disciplines found in software and game development. In this conversation, Michelle and Jeremy talk about the new 3D Content Guidelines for Microsoft.

Read the conversation here.


Using the Pen and Highlighter Tools in Slide Show View in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

April 19, 2019

Using the Pen and Highlighter Tools in Slide Show View in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

While presenting and interacting with your audience, annotation on a slide can play an important role, and PowerPoint provides you with useful Pen and Highlighter tools that can change your static slide into a whiteboard upon which you can doodle and write! In this tutorial, we will learn how these tools can be helpful.

Learn how to use the Pen and Highlighter tools within Slide Show View in PowerPoint 2016.


Presentation Studio, Australia: Conversation with Emma Bannister

April 18, 2019

Emma Bannister

Emma Bannister is passionate about presenting big, bold and beautiful ideas. She is the founder and CEO of Presentation Studio, APAC’s largest presentation communication agency, and author of the book, Visual Thinking: How to transform the way you think, communicate and influence with presentations. Emma is a highly sought-after speaker, influencer and globally recognised presentation expert, and was recently awarded MVP (Most Valuable Professional) status from Microsoft. In this conversation, Emma discusses her work at Presentation Studio, and the presentation design scene in Australia.

Read the conversation here.


Switch Views Between Multiple Presentations in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

April 18, 2019

Switch Views Between Multiple Presentations in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

When you are working with one or two presentations in PowerPoint, you can easily access slides within any of them, compare presentations and edit content. And it is also easy to copy or move slides from one presentation to another. However, the situation may not be the same always. Let's imagine you have four presentations open, and presently you can only see the one that is active. What about the other three presentations? How do you navigate to those presentations without having to close or minimize the active presentation? In this tutorial, you will learn how to switch between multiple open presentations in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, which is different from how you do so in PowerPoint for Windows

Learn how to switch views between multiple presentations in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Presenter Media's Roundy: Conversation with Judd Albrecht

April 17, 2019

Judd Albrecht

Judd Albrecht has always been a creative person, from when he was young all the way up until now. Some ways he satisfies that need to be creative are animating, creating graphics, writing/playing music and playing with his kids. He went to school and graduated with a degree in 3D animation. Along with a background in animation, he developed many more skills that have made him a well-rounded digital artist. The thing he loves most about being an artist at PresenterMedia is being able to create content that will help people better express their message and help bring their presentations visually to life. In this conversation, Judd talks about PresenterMedia, and Roundy, their new animated character.

Read the conversation here.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: April 16, 2019

April 16, 2019

Presentation Management: What’s Wrong With PowerPoint (As If You Didn’t Know Already)

We start with a post that looks at presentation management: What’s Wrong With PowerPoint (As If You Didn’t Know Already). In this post, AlexAnndra, James, and I look at PowerPoint as the lowest common denominator for business communications. We then bring you a conversation with Guy Katabi of Lightkey, a product that bring phone-style predictive typing with AI strengths to Office applications such as PowerPoint and Word. We also explore new features in PowerPoint: this time we look at Doing More With Embedded 3D Animations.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about how to Compare Presentations Manually, and about Comparing and Merging Presentations. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can explore how to Reuse Slides Through Drag and Drop, and to Compare Presentations Manually. And if that wasn’t enough for this week, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates released in the last week.

Stay informed about updated tutorials and happenings related to PowerPoint and presenting.


Insert Dummy Text in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

April 16, 2019

Insert Dummy Text in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

At some point in time, we all need dummy text to add quickly to our slides so that we can ascertain how a body of text looks or fits within an individual text box or placeholder. There is an undocumented feature in PowerPoint that enables you to add dummy text with just a few keystrokes!

Learn how to insert dummy text on a slide in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Video Advertising with PowerPoint

April 15, 2019

Kurt Dupont

When you are in the train stations, airports, or shopping malls, you will see video advertising for clothing, electronic devices, bags, perfumes etc. everywhere. They are using very attractive and colorful television screens to broadcast their ads. These screens scream for attention because the more they are seen, the better the marketing campaigns are, the better the sales. Let me give you a very good tip on how you can save time and money and make video advertising much more easier with PowerPoint.

Learn more from Kurt Dupont.


Switch Views Between Multiple Presentations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

April 15, 2019

Switch Views Between Multiple Presentations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Let's imagine you have four presentations open and you can only see the one that is active. What about the other three presentations? How do you navigate to those presentations without having to close, or minimize the active presentation? In this tutorial, you will learn how to switch between multiple open presentations in PowerPoint 2016. With this option, you can easily switch in between different presentation windows (without reducing the window size).

Learn how to switch views between multiple presentations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Presentation Management: What’s Wrong With PowerPoint (As If You Didn’t Know Already)

April 12, 2019

Presentation Management: What’s Wrong With PowerPoint (As If You Didn’t Know Already)

Like it or not, PowerPoint is the lowest common denominator for business communications. Sure, you can argue that email and instant messaging tools like Slack are used every minute of every day, but critical ideas that require planning and action always make their way into a presentation, usually a PowerPoint deck – or some alternative, like Google Slides. If a business idea has any gravity, it is in a presentation somewhere within the company network.

Read more here.


Compare Presentations Manually in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

April 12, 2019

Compare Presentations Manually in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

There may be circumstances when you want to compare two or more presentations side-by-side. In this tutorial, you will learn how you can place presentations side-by-side and compare individual slides. Yes, this is not a comprehensive compare option within PowerPoint, but this does allow you to compare slides by just looking at them manually, the old-fashioned way.

Learn how to compare presentation slides manually in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Lightkey: Conversation with Guy Katabi

April 10, 2019

Guy Katabi

Guy Katabi is passionate about finding ways to use technology in order to make a positive impact on people’s lives. With over twelve years of experience in software engineering ranging from user experience to machine learning, Guy founded Lightkey with his partner Eran Brauer. Together, they developed a computer software that offers inline text predictions and spelling corrections supporting more than 80 languages. Lightkey saves millions of keystrokes to its users in more than 110 countries. In this conversation, Guy discusses Lightkey.

Read the conversation here.


Comparing and Merging Presentations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

April 10, 2019

Comparing and Merging Presentations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Yes, you can manually compare side by side, as explained in our Compare Presentations in PowerPoint 2016 tutorial. This option works great if there are very few changes. For anything more involved, you will want to use the Compare feature that combines two presentations provided by you, and then shows you the differences between them.

Learn how to compare and merge presentations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: April 9, 2019

April 09, 2019

PowerPoint and Presenting News: April 9, 2019

We look at picture clichés in PowerPoint again. This time we explore Teamwork pictures, and what visual ideas you can use to get non-clichés picture alternatives. We also look at 5 Ideas to Help You Remember Your Speech. Whatever your presenting style may be, or whoever may be part of your audience, the most important part is for you to not forget what you intend to speak. We also feature Robert Befus of SlideSource, who discusses ways of coping with the challenges of managing many slides. We also look at Learning Color, in relation to PowerPoint.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about Hierarchical Guide Options and Working with Guides. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users will explore options to Format Slide Backgrounds and to Reuse Slides. And if that wasn’t enough for this week, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates released in the last week.

Stay informed about updated tutorials and happenings related to PowerPoint and presenting.


Reuse Slides Through Drag and Drop in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

April 09, 2019

Reuse Slides Through Drag and Drop in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Reusing your existing slides can be of great help since it saves so much of your time. While the Insert | Slides From | Other Presentation menu option enables you to add selected slides to the active presentation, there is another easier and more intuitive way to reuse your slides. You can drag selected slides from the source presentation and drop them within the destination presentation. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to reuse slides through this drag and drop process within PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

Learn how to compare presentation slides manually in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


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