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  Saturday, July 15, 2017 – Permalink –

Show Suggestions

10-20-30


A show should have 10 slides, last no more than 20 minutes and have at least 30 point font.
Guy Kawasaki is a venture capitalist with some piquant points about presentations.

The 10-20-30 Rule


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Wow, this paragraph is nice, my younger sister is analyzing
these kinds of things, therefore I am going to inform her.

 
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  Saturday, July 08, 2017 – Permalink –

Color Feels Right

Colors and emotions


When you're mad, do you see teal?

"Color plays a vitally important role in the world in which we live. Color can sway thinking, change actions, and cause reactions. It can irritate or soothe your eyes, raise your blood pressure or suppress your appetite.

When used in the right ways, color can save on energy consumption. When used in the wrong ways, color can contribute to global pollution.

As a powerful form of communication, color is irreplaceable. Red means "stop" and green means "go." Traffic lights send this universal message. Likewise, the colors used for a product, web site, business card, or logo cause powerful reactions.

Explore : The concept of color can be approached from several disciplines: physiology, psychology, philosophy, and art."


ColorMatters.com


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  Sunday, July 02, 2017 – Permalink –

Animation Samples

A little taste


The samples on this site make use of advanced animations that are introduced in PowerPoint 2002/XP and above. They will not run correctly when viewing with PowerPoint 2000 or earlier versions. You are free to use it for your presentation as long as proper credit is given.

Note: The animations found in these presentations or showcases are done entirely using PowerPoint. NO animated gifs, video or flash are used.

Shawn Toh was awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for PowerPoint (MVP PowerPoint) and has been certified as Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS PowerPoint, Word, Excel).

PPTHeaven.MVPS.org


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  Friday, June 30, 2017 – Permalink –

Presentation Tips

Ideas



Unique Presentation Solutions
(See the list of articles under "Creative Techniques" .)

Terberg Design specializes in creating unique presentations. Here is an interview with Julie Terberg from Indezine.com.
PowerPoint Personality


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  Wednesday, June 28, 2017 – Permalink –

Getting 2010-13 Reference Guides

Where'd they hide that thing?


Wondering where your favorite Word 2003 commands are located in the new Word 2010-13 interface? Or just want to explore the rich, new design with a little guidance?

... rest the mouse pointer over a Word 2003 menu or button to learn its new location in Word 2010-13. To see an animation of the location of the command or button in Word 2010-13, just click it.


Command reference guides for:

Office 2010

Office 2013




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  Monday, June 26, 2017 – Permalink –

Share Your Show

Kinda' tube it


Let's say you spend all your time in PowerPoint. You don't have a video to post somewhere, and you want others to see your work.

Take heart! The solution is here.

You can save your PowerPoint show on the web in "U-Tube"y fashion.





Slideshare.net


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  Sunday, June 25, 2017 – Permalink –

Comment Code

Edit toolbar



You'll many times want to change blocks of code to comments in VBA modules; temporarily convert a block of VBA code to comments so that it's ignored during a trial run. Inserting an apostrophe before each line of code is a bother. Office 2000+ simplifies this task by letting you convert a block of code to comments with a click of a button.

Open any module in the Visual Basic Editor (VBE), and then choose View>Toolbars and choose Edit from the menu bar to display the Edit toolbar.

Select the lines of code that you want to turn into comments. Then, click the Comment Block button on the Edit toolbar (it's the sixth button in from the RIGHT end of the toolbar).
Each line of the selected code is now preceded with an apostrophe.



To convert the comments back to executable code, select the appropriate lines and click the Uncomment Block button, which is immediately to the right of the Comment Block button.
This, of course, works in any application that uses the VBE.

It's been suggested that two or three apostrophes (sometimes called inverted commas) be placed around existing comments. When the Comment Block is used, the original comments will not be removed.


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  Thursday, June 15, 2017 – Permalink –

Shortcuts

A few good ones


Here are some keyboard shortcuts that can be used when running a show:

N, ENTER, PAGE DOWN, RIGHT ARROW, DOWN ARROW, or the SPACEBAR (or click the mouse)
Perform the next animation or advance to the next slide

P, PAGE UP, LEFT ARROW, UP ARROW, or BACKSPACE
Perform the previous animation or return to the previous slide

number+ENTER
Go to slide number



  • B or PERIOD
    Display a black screen, or return to the slide show from a black screen

    W or COMMA
    Display a white screen, or return to the slide show from a white screen

    S or PLUS SIGN
    Stop or restart an automatic slide show

    ESC, CTRL+BREAK, or HYPHEN
    End a slide show

    E
    Erase on-screen annotations

    H
    Go to the next hidden slide

    CTRL+P
    Redisplay hidden pointer and/or change the pointer to a pen

    CTRL+A
    Redisplay hidden pointer and/or change the pointer to an arrow

    CTRL+H
    Hide the pointer and navigation button immediately; prevent the pointer from appearing if your mouse is moved.

    CTRL+U
    Hide the pointer and navigation button in 15 seconds

    SHIFT+F10 (or right-click)
    Display the shortcut menu

    TAB
    Go to the first or next hyperlink on a slide

    SHIFT+TAB
    Go to the last or previous hyperlink on a slide

    ENTER while a hyperlink is selected
    Perform the “mouse click” behavior of the selected hyperlink

    SHIFT+ENTER while a hyperlink is selected
    Perform the “mouse over” behavior of the selected hyperlink


    • Ctrl-M: New slide
    • Ctrl-D: Duplicate the current slide
    • Ctrl-Shift-C: Copy Autoshape style
    • Ctrl-Shift-V: Paste Autoshape style
    • Ctrl-Shift G: Group objects
    • Ctrl-Shift H: Ungroup objects
    • Shift-F9: Toggle the grid on and off
    • Alt-F9: Toggle the guides on and off
    • F5: Start presentation
    • Right arrow: Next slide or build
    • Left arrow: Previous slide or build
    • Home: First slide
    • End: Last slide


    Also see: Support.Microsoft



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      Thursday, June 08, 2017 – Permalink –

    Random Slides

    Vary the show


    Here is the code that can be used to mix up the order of your slides.


    Sub sort_rand()
    
    Dim i As Integer
    Dim myvalue As Integer
    Dim islides As Integer
    islides = ActivePresentation.Slides.Count
    For i = 1 To ActivePresentation.Slides.Count
    myvalue = Int((i * Rnd) + 1)
    ActiveWindow.ViewType = ppViewSlideSorter
    ActivePresentation.Slides(myvalue).Select
    ActiveWindow.Selection.Cut
    ActivePresentation.Slides(islides - 1).Select
    ActiveWindow.View.Paste
    Next
    
    End Sub

    PowerPoint Tools:
    Randomize the order of a PowerPoint presentation


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      Friday, June 02, 2017 – Permalink –

    Happy (blank) Day!

    Use Office for more than the office


    Microsoft provides a step by step on how to create a message for any occasion, using PowerPoint.
    "Microsoft PowerPoint is a robust tool for creating powerful presentations. But you can also use PowerPoint to create multimedia cards to send in e-mail to friends and family - perfect for vacations, holidays, and numerous other occasions.

    With PowerPoint, you can easily personalize the colors and design, include your own videos and photos of the family, and choose just the right message for each recipient."


    Create a greeting card in PowerPoint


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      Saturday, May 27, 2017 – Permalink –

    Auto Show

    Also Dumb No Dot



    A PowerPoint show can be set up to run automatically when it is opened.

    To do this, you could go to File>Save As and choose PowerPoint Show (*.pps) from the Save as type: list.

    Another way is to change the extension (the three letters that appear after a file name such as Report.DOC).

    PowerPoint uses .PPT for normal files, .POT for templates.

    A PowerPoint show uses .PPS.

    Microsoft "dumbed down" Windows Explorer so that, by default, extensions are not displayed.

    To see them:
    1. Go to Windows Explorer.
    2. On the Menu bar go to Tools>Folder Options
      (Organize>Folder and Search Options in Vista)
    3. Click on the View tab.
    4. In the Advanced settings list, remove the check mark from "Hide file extensions for known file types."
    5. OK your way out.
    To change a regular PowerPoint file to a show:
    1. Locate the file in Windows Explorer.
    2. Right click the file name and choose Rename.
    3. Touch the End key on the keyboard and the Backspace three times.
    4. Enter the letters PPS
    5. Hit Enter.
    You now have a PowerPoint show that will automatically run when it is opened.

    (This also works with *.PPTX files


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      Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – Permalink –

    Can the Narration

    Pre-Record



    PowerPoint and Narration
    By Geetesh Bajaj from Indezine

    "Narration is one of PowerPoint's least-used and most-misunderstood aspects. Many people try narration within PowerPoint only to get frustrated and give up.

    Surprisingly, most PowerPoint narration problems stem from outside PowerPoint - from incompatible sound cards to loose microphone cables or messed-up Multimedia properties in the Windows control panel.

    Or maybe you set your microphone volume settings very low or even mute! That's why I've provided a checklist of things you should do before you even attempt to begin narration in PowerPoint."



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      Friday, May 19, 2017 – Permalink –

    Open 2010-2007 in 200-2003

    Not everyone is going to jump at once


    How to open and to save Word 2007, Excel 2007, and PowerPoint 2007 files in earlier versions of Office
    Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office Excel, and Microsoft Office PowerPoint versions 2000 through 2003 cannot natively open documents that are stored in the Office Open XML Formats in 2007 Microsoft Office programs.

    You can install the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats to open or to save 2007 Office files.

    Microsoft Office XP and 2003
    Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

    After you install the Compatibility Pack, you can use your existing version of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to open, edit, and save the file formats that are new to Word 2007, Excel 2007, or PowerPoint 2007. For example:
    • You can open Word, Excel, or PowerPoint 2007 files by double-clicking them exactly as you do with your existing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint presentation(s).
    • You can save Word, Excel, or PowerPoint 2007 files by clicking the Save button in your version of Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.
    Microsoft Office 2000
    Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    Word 2000
    • After you install the Compatibility Pack, you can open, edit, and save the document file formats that are new to Word 2007 within Word 2000.
    • You can open files in the formats that are new to Word 2007 by double-clicking the files.
    • You can save files in the formats that are new to Word 2007 by clicking Save in Word 2000.
    Excel 2000 and PowerPoint 2000
    • After you install the Compatibility Pack, you can open and save the file formats that are new to Excel 2007 and to PowerPoint 2007 from the Microsoft Windows operating system.
    • You can open files in the formats that are new to Excel 2007 and to PowerPoint 2007 by double-clicking the file on the desktop, in the My Documents folder, or in Microsoft Windows Explorer.
    • You can save files in the formats that are new to Excel 2007 and to PowerPoint 2007 by right-clicking an Excel 2000 file or a PowerPoint 2000 file and then clicking Save As.
    Compatibility Pack Functions

    Compatibility Pack Download



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      Saturday, May 13, 2017 – Permalink –

    Update the FUI Ribbon

    Let the add-ins begin


    It is said that the Office 2007 Graphical User Interface Ribbon cannot be as easily changed or modified like it has been in previous versions.

    This may be partially true, but not all is lost.

    Here is some information from the equine's mouth:


    Learn how to customize the Ribbon user interface (UI) in the 2007+ Microsoft Office release. Also learn how new features in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007+ Microsoft Office System support RAD development of Ribbon customization. (40 printed pages)

    Customizing the Office Ribbon


    Monsieurs MS also have a downloadable spreadsheets with the Control IDs. There are files for 2003 as well.

    Lists of Control IDs


    2007 Office System Add-In: Icons Gallery

    2013 Icons Gallery



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      Friday, May 12, 2017 – Permalink –

    More More Free Templates

    Clean, professional layouts


    Besides some intriguing enterprise PowerPoint solutions, PresentationPoint.com has some free designs that you can download and adapt to your own uses.

    One of the designs is a timer:



    PresentationPoint.com


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      Wednesday, May 03, 2017 – Permalink –

    Font Properties Plus

    Everything you need to know


    To embed a font in a document or slide show so it can be displayed on any other machine, the font must support that action. The standard Windows properties statement does not show all the needed information.

    The bottom of this illustration shows the standard information shown when you right-click a font file, and choose properties. The two views at the top are what appear when the Microsoft Font properties extension is installed.


    Font Properties

    If you right click on a font file in Windows its basic properties are displayed. The Font properties extension adds several new property tabs to this properties dialog box. These include information relating to font origination and copyright, the type sizes to which hinting and smoothing are applied, and the code pages supported by extended character sets.

    It also will tell you if the font can be embedded and/or edited in a document.



    Protected
    The font may not be embedded, copied, or modified. If you use a protected font in a document and if the document is opened on a computer that does not have the font installed on it, a font substitution occurs. Word substitutes the closest font available on the computer for the missing protected font.
    Print/Preview
    The font is embedded and temporarily loaded on the target computer. Documents that contain print/preview fonts must be opened read-only, and no edits are stored in the document. Embedding a font of this nature has the least impact on file size increase.
    Editable
    The font behaves just like the print/preview fonts, except that you may also apply the font to other text in the same document.
    Installable
    The font is installed on the target computer permanently when you open the document. This allows you to use the new fonts as if you installed the fonts directly into Windows yourself. This type of embedded font has the greatest impact on file size because the entire font or fonts are included with the document.


    Versionand Features tabs
    The Version tab includes version and date information. The Features tab describes the font in terms of number of glyphs, number of kerning pairs, the possible existence of a euro symbol and the presence of embedded bitmaps within the font.

    Linkstab
    If a font doesn't include a Web site URL, but does include a 'vendor ID code' a link will be provided to Microsoft's font vendor database.

    Font properties extension, version 2.3
    (32-bit only)


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      Friday, April 28, 2017 – Permalink –

    Create Animation Schemes

    Roll your own



    When you click on Slide Show>Animation Schemes, the task pane will display pre-set animations.

    You can create your own Animation Schemes.

    Shyam Pillai from PowerPoint Skphub.com details the steps to take and a downloadable template.

    Animation Schemes in PowerPoint

    "The best part is that you can add/modify and distribute animation schemes of your own.
    All the schemes are present in a read-only file quikanim.ppt located in
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\1033 

    (the path may vary depending on the drive and installation folder).
    This file is essentially a normal PowerPoint file. You can open the file in PowerPoint directly. However it is best to remove the read-only flag before opening it."



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      Thursday, April 20, 2017 – Permalink –

    Squeezin' out the Pixals

    Slim PP Fast


    When you insert pictures into a PowerPoint show, the size of the file begins to bloat. There is a built in tool that helps.
    1. Select the graphic.
    2. Right-click and pick "Format Picture".
    3. Click the "Picture" tab and click on the "Compress" button.
    4. Click "Selected pictures" to compress the currently picture. Choose "All pictures in document" to handle all images in the show.
    5. In the "Change resolution" section, choose how your show is going to be presented.
    6. In the "Options" section, check both "Compress pictures" and "Delete cropped areas of pictures."
    7. OK your way out.
    In PowerPoint 2007+ select the picture and look at the Picture Tools >Format group.

     


    The PowerPoint & Office Art Team Blog:
    Compress Pictures


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      Friday, April 14, 2017 – Permalink –

    PowerPoint Screed

    WSJ on slide shows


    Here is another article trying to rein in the PP overkill.
    It is easier to put together a PowerPoint show than it is to write an intriguing speech; Six bullet points vs. 6 pages of text.

    Why is it the that polite audience members congratulate even the worse presentations?
    "But the civility has some self-interest. Larry Chung, a software developer, doesn't criticize fellow presenters, he says, "because I know the tables could be turned a few weeks later."
    To him, PowerPoint presentations are like corporate karaoke. "For the most part, it's tough to listen to," he says. "We all applaud each other even though we know how bad it stinks."


    Go Easy on the Text


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      Thursday, April 06, 2017 – Permalink –

    Montage in PPT

    No need for Photoshop


    Fill a picture with a gradient - or another picture in PowerPoint? Have you wanted to blend two pictures in PowerPoint to create a montage?

    Transparent montages in PowerPoint


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      Thursday, March 30, 2017 – Permalink –

    Sound Throughout

    Background

    You can set up sound to run throughout your show, music or narration.
    (Included on this link is a list of free music locations)

    Indezine.com


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      Wednesday, March 22, 2017 – Permalink –

    Hints and Tips

    more ideas


    • Customize the Ribbon
    • New Shape Tools
    • Media Triggered Animations
    • Video across slides
    • Where did the stretch animation go?
    • Animated text in circle (2007 / 2010)

    PPTAlchemy.co.uk


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      Saturday, March 18, 2017 – Permalink –

    PPT from Access

    Automation

    "Create a PowerPoint slide presentation from scratch using Access data. In addition, display and control a slide show from within an Access form. Walk through the solution and explore ways to extend the sample for your own applications."
    MSDN.Microsoft.com


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      Thursday, March 16, 2017 – Permalink –

    Countdown Timers

    Please sit down


    To get your audience to settle down before you start or for breaks, you can create a timer slide that counts down the seconds or minutes before you begin.
    Here are step by step instructions and links to other timers.


    EllenFinkelstein.com


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      Wednesday, March 08, 2017 – Permalink –

    How to Prepare

    Steps to a show


    Microsoft has provided a roadmap to building a PowerPoint presentation.

    Office Microsoft


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      Thursday, March 02, 2017 – Permalink –

    Limit MRU

    choose a number

    Click on the "Office" button (File in 2010).
    Choose "PowerPoint Options".
    Click the "Advanced" entry in the left column.
    Under "Display" enter "0"
    Click "OK"
    The list will be erased. No entries will be displayed under MRU
    documents.
    If you go back you can re-enter a number and PP will start list files
    from that point on.


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      Wednesday, February 22, 2017 – Permalink –

    Sliding Slide Show

    Moving

    • The Push Left slide transition
    • A background with no vertical borders
    • One or two continuous horizontal lines
    • Other optional horizontal elements

    EllenFinkelstine.com


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      Tuesday, February 14, 2017 – Permalink –

    Reflections

    How to even in earlier versions

    Sandra Johnson demonstrates how to create reflections in PowerPoint. 2007-13, of course, but also in earlier versions.

    Indezine.com


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      Wednesday, February 08, 2017 – Permalink –

    Excel to PPT

    And Access

    This example shows how to place the VBA code in PowerPoint, retrieve data from Excel and or Access and display it in a PowerPoint table.

    PPTFAQ.com


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      Friday, February 03, 2017 – Permalink –

    YouTube on a Slide

    Good trick

    YouTube is a treasure chest of material. This link shows how to add a YouTube video to your PowerPoint presentation.

    JakeLudington.com


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      Friday, January 27, 2017 – Permalink –

    Auotoshapes to Pictures

    Convert


    You can, sometimes, do more with AutoShapes if you change them into Pictures.
    Scaling and formatting choices are different with pictures.

    EllenFinklstein.com


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