In PowerPoint, when you’re working with SmartArt or Charts, you have the ability to animate different parts of the graphic. For example, you can bring in a chart’s series one at a time. Tables are another story. A table comes in all at once. But there are things you can do if you want to “fill” your table a bit at a time. There are a few ways of accomplishing this, some being a lot of work. I’m going to look at a pretty simple method. Read the rest of this entry »
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WordArt in various Microsoft products has been around for a while. In case you’re wondering, it let you apply various (non-standard) formatting to text that was not available otherwise. It was nice, but limited, and a bit cumbersome. Starting with PowerPoint 2007, you could apply effects to any text on your slide. Let’s take a look. Read the rest of this entry »
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You may not be aware of it, but PowerPoint offers a couple of nifty little tools to help you position objects on your slides. Gridlines and Guides allow you to precisely place all of you various objects (titles, text boxes, graphics, etc.). Just a note, when you’re using these tools, it’s useful to have the Ruler turned on (on the View tab, in the Show group, check Ruler). Read the rest of this entry »
Watch this recorded webinar to learn some of the new ways to create a professional looking presentation for your business. Read the rest of this entry »
PowerPoint 2010 includes exciting new features! View this recorded webinar to learn about the changes to the ribbon, the new backstage view, new graphics tools, A/V support, and more! Read the rest of this entry »
If you read my recent post about lines in PowerPoint, Shapes in PowerPoint 2010: The Line, you know there’s a lot you can do with the basic line. One thing I didn’t mention was that you can use most of the lines as connectors between other shapes. While this is most commonly used for creating flow charts, there’s nothing saying you can’t use it with any drawing. Read the rest of this entry »
If you frequently send PowerPoint presentations along the pike for comments and revisions, you’ll really appreciate this. PowerPoint 2010 gives you the ability to compare different versions of presentations, and accept or reject changes. It’s pretty easy. Read the rest of this entry »
When you work with the program long enough, you forget that a lot of people don’t know everything you know about what’s going on with certain things. So I wanted to look at some of the basics, or at least to me, the basics of drawing shapes in Microsoft PowerPoint (this is also true in any of the Microsoft Office applications you want to draw in). Read the rest of this entry »
I have to admit, I am very impressed with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010! There are a lot of very cool features that will help you both personally and professionally to deliver great presentations! I’m going to give you a brief glimpse into one new feature: delivering a PowerPoint 2010 presentation on the Internet.
Here’s a tad more background information:
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 has the ability to broadcast your presentation over the Internet for remote viewing or distribution over a network. This allows you to show presentations even if there is no projector available. You will need a Windows Live ID to use this facility.
Ready? Open up one of your PowerPoint 2010 presentations and follow along… Read the rest of this entry »