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  Thursday, November 16, 2017 – Permalink –

Annoying Hypertext Warnings

How to disable hyperlink warning messages in 2007+ Office programs


When you include links in PowerPoint, or other '07 applications, you may get this admonition:

Opening "path/filename".
Hyperlinks can be harmful to your computer and data. To protect your computer, click only those hyperlinks from trusted sources.
Do you want to continue?


To disable the hyperlink warnings in 2007+ Office programs when an http:// address or an ftp:// address is used, you must create a new registry subkey.

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.

  2. In the Open dialog box, type regedit, and then click OK.

  3. In Registry Editor, locate one of the following registry subkeys:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common 

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common

    Note You only have to modify one of these registry subkeys. You do not have to modify both of them.

  4. Click the registry subkey, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click Key.

  5. Type Security, and then press ENTER to name the key.

  6. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.

  7. Type DisableHyperlinkWarning, and then press ENTER to name the entry.

  8. In the right pane, right-click DisableHyperlinkWarning, and then click Modify.

  9. In the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, click Decimal, and then type 1 under Value data.

    Note A value of 0 enables the hyperlink warning message. A value of 1 disables the hyperlink warning message.

  10. Click OK.

  11. Exit Registry Editor.
  12. 
    
How to disable hyperlink warning messages
Security warning message  


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  Sunday, November 05, 2017 – Permalink –

Enlarge and Shrink Picture

Get a close up


"Often when doing a presentation, you may want to enlarge an image using Emphasis: Grow.

You probably want to show a clearer view of a photograph. But enlarging with the Grow effect often ends up getting the image blurry/jagged.

Now it looks ugly, you wouldn't want to show others an enlarged but poor quality picture, do you?


PPTHeaven.mvps.org:
Enlarge Image


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  Sunday, October 29, 2017 – Permalink –

Annotation Preservation

Hold that note



Remember the old days. You did your John Madden thing. You've scribbled notes all over the slide and would like to keep them. That old-fashioned 2002 version of PowerPoint couldn't help, but 2003+ will!

Not only can you save your highlights and underscores, but you can turn them on and off when you re-run the show.

Carefully mark up the slide and then at presentation time make it look like you do this sort of thing all the time on ESPN.

When you close the presentation you are asked if you want to save the changes.
You can't highlight text in PowerPoint like you can in Word, but you can do it with screen annotations



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  Monday, October 23, 2017 – Permalink –

Office Art

2007+ choices


Office 2007+ uses OfficeArt to format text boxes, graphics and pictures.

It's available in Word, Excel , and PowerPoint, but it is most active in PowerPoint and Excel.

Here's a description:

Office PPT Art



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  Friday, October 13, 2017 – Permalink –

Life with PowerPoint

Cruel tips


" Don McMillan is "Technically Funny". Before he became a nationally known stand-up comedian, Don spent 10 years as an engineer at IBM, AT&T, and VLSI Technology. He knows what corporate life is all about. His show is funny, smart, clean, AND he is the ONLY comedian working in PowerPoint.


Life After Death by PowerPoint



Don McMillan


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  Saturday, October 07, 2017 – Permalink –

Leaf Automation

Animation tip


This tutorial will walk you through the steps you can use to display a leaf as it floats and swirls across the screen.

There is also a file that you can download to see how its done.

PowerPoint Heaven:

Leaf Motion


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  Wednesday, October 04, 2017 – Permalink –

Non Stop Show

Stop the breakout


If a PowerPoint show is running, it can be stopped by using the escape key. Here's a way to prevent that from happening.

A User can exit out of a show accidentally/intentionally by pressing the ESC key. This add-in disables the functionality of the ESC key.

Note: If the show is set to run in Kiosk mode, disabling the ESC key will provide no way of getting out of a slide show, hence please ensure that you have provided an escape route (e.g an invisible shape set to End show) to exit the show.


No ESCape Add-in
by Shyam Pillai


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  Saturday, September 30, 2017 – Permalink –

Google Shows

Presentation alternative


Google Docs now has a presentation element.

You can create documents, spreadsheets and presentations online.

They're a bit restricted and simplex at this point, but you can also import files and convert them for sharing or publication.

Google Docs

Review of Google presentation


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  Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – Permalink –

Great Collection

Examples and ideas


The experts show you how they have developed some pretty spectacular animations and designs using PowerPoint out of the box.


"PowerPoint Heaven is a website providing PowerPoint showcase, artworks, PowerPoint games, animation templates, PowerPoint animations and tutorials on animating Microsoft PowerPoint."


PPTHeaven.mvps.org


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  Saturday, September 16, 2017 – Permalink –

Countdown Slide

3-2-1




It can be useful to let your audience know when the show is going to begin. Here's a description about how to do it:

Create Countdown Slide Without VBA
(There is also a sample PowerPoint file with all the hard work done for you!)


The MVPS.org site also has a way to do it with VBA:
Simulate a countdown timer using Sleep API

Indezine.com has a tutorial:
Countdown Timer

Tushar-Mehta.com offers a free download:
PowerPoint Timer add-in
The add-in provides a variety of capabilities missing from PowerPoint itself. During a slideshow, it can:

  • Show the current time
  • Show the elapsed time of the presentation
  • Count down the time remaining for the presentation.
  • Optionally, it includes the ability to terminate the presentation at the end of a separately configurable grace period!
Also a tutorial on auto scheduling a PowerPoint show


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  Saturday, September 09, 2017 – Permalink –

Backgrounds for you

A large number of designer slides


PP'ers are always on the lookout for colorful, useful backgrounds.

Camtasia Studio, a maker of video capture software has a lot of PowerPoint backgrounds that are yours for the downloading.


"Based on the popularity of our MenuMaker background templates, we've created background templates for use with Microsoft PowerPoint. These free templates are designed for use with PowerPoint presentations recorded with TechSmith's Camtasia Studio. However, they are standard templates and can be used for any PowerPoint presentation."

Camtasia Backqrounds


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  Monday, September 04, 2017 – Permalink –

Fuzzy Preview

Fix the resolution


If the preview image is not clear, this Knowledgebase article may help:

Because of changes in how the preview image is saved in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003, and in Microsoft PowerPoint 2002, the preview image File Open dialog box is more difficult to read than in PowerPoint 2000 and earlier versions.


In PowerPoint 2007
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.

  2. Locate and then click the following key in the registry:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\PowerPoint\Options

  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD value.

  4. Type Preview Picture Precision, and then press ENTER.

  5. On the Edit menu, click Modify.

  6. Click Decimal in the Base area.

  7. Type 320, and then click OK.

  8. Exit Registry Editor.
Support.Microsoft.com:
Preview image is fuzzy


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  Saturday, September 02, 2017 – Permalink –

Indent Code

Realign a bunch


Indenting blocks of VBA code, such as statements within loops or If...Then statements, makes reading a procedure much easier.

You probably indent a code statement using the [Tab] key, and outdent by using [Shift][Tab].

However, you may not be aware that the [Tab] and [Shift][Tab] techniques also work when multiple code lines are selected.

The Visual Basic Editor also provides Indent and Outdent buttons on the Edit toolbar that allow you to easily reposition blocks of code.


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  Monday, August 28, 2017 – Permalink –

Loop the Beginning

Then start the show


It can be effective to have an opening segment run before the actual presentation begins.

We all know how to set up a show that will run in kiosk mode until you hit escape.

Here are instructions about how to set up the loop so that you can seamlessly start the show without an interruption.

Creating & Running an Opening Loop


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  Monday, August 21, 2017 – Permalink –

No Black Slide

End the show


After creating a presentation, save it as a PowerPoint show. This allows you to run the show and not be faced with all the paraphernalia that was used to create it.

One negative is that at the end of the show a black slide is displayed.

To eliminate this last distraction, so that the show will run and then just return to the desktop, Go to PowerPoint Options (Tools>Options or Logo PowerPoint options in 2007+).

Remove the check from "End with black slide". Resave and carry on.



This will hold for every show until the setting is changed. It is not saved with the file.


"To force the presentation to end without the black screen on every computer, add an action button or autoshape on your last slide within the presentation.

You can now set the . . .action setting to "end show". This will force your presentation to end without displaying the final black screen and end of slide show message.

123PPT.com


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  Monday, August 14, 2017 – Permalink –

Presentation Review

Suggestions included


... (the) CEO of Whole Foods Market, John Mackey, gave a presentation called "Past, Present, and Future of Food" for an audience of 2000 in Berkeley, California.

... (he) was there to make a presentation and have a conversation that would . . . (show) a skeptical Berkeley audience that his large company still has the credibility to lead the food movement into the future.

. . .(the) 45-minute talk "aided" by 67 text-filled slides followed by an on-stage conversation

. . . Most people felt that the evening generally was successful given Mackey's sincerity, honesty, and general likability, but John Mackey's "multimedia presentation" as it was billed, could have been so much more.
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. . . (the) presentation in Berkeley is a wonderful example of a presentation by an intelligent, personable, and passionate leader that easily could have been insanely great but was not. "[He] raced through the slides like a Ph.D. student presenting his dissertation," said the UC Berkeley reporter in the audience.

. . . it's a shame the presentation itself was not better planned and delivered given the importance of the topic and the profile of the speaker. Frankly, when you're trying to change the world, there is no excuse for being dull.
  • It's a story. This topic screams "Story" yet there was no story that I could follow.
    There were bits and pieces (some of it interesting) and way too much history and data-without-purpose.

  • Make it shorter. Cut the presentation part of the evening to 20-25 minutes and spend more time discussing on stage with the host, taking questions from the audience, etc.

  • Make it visual. There are no boring topics, but this topic is especially interesting and provocative.
Signal vs. Noise


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  Tuesday, August 08, 2017 – Permalink –

Secret Slide Numbers

PPT does not forget


"PowerPoint numbers slides in several ways and it pays to know the difference.

When you create a new slide, it gets a unique SlideID, a unique number that's read-only… you can't change it manually or programmatically. Reordering the slides won't cause it to change. Once a slide is created, it keeps the same SlideID forever.

SlideIndex is the ordinal number of the slide in the presentation as it's currently arranged. Move a slide around in slide sorter and its SlideIndex changes to reflect its new position in the show."

Slide number, SlideID, SlideIndex and all that jazz

From Informit.com:
Sample Code to Print Slide Numbers for a Custom Show


"Microsoft PowerPoint has the ability to create custom slide shows, which are subsets of existing slides within your presentation. When you print a custom show, PowerPoint prints the page number defined for that slide. For example, if you print a custom show named My Show that consists of slides 2, 8, and 13 of your presentation, the numbers 2, 8, and 13 appear on the printed output.

This article provides a sample Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro that prints out a specified custom show and numbers the pages consecutively, beginning with the number 1."

Also:
Working with Slide Objects
and

Microsoft PowerPoint Objects


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  Tuesday, August 01, 2017 – Permalink –

Classroom Ideas

Ideas and tutorials



If you're looking for student projects and tutorials involving PowerPoint and more, look here:

PowerPoint - Creating Classroom Presentations

More information is located at:
EducationWorld.com

  • a search engine for educational Web sites only, a place where educators can find information without searching the entire Internet;
  • original content, including lesson plans, practical information for educators, information on how to integrate technology in the classroom, and articles written by education experts;
  • site reviews;
  • daily features and columns;
  • teacher and principal profiles;
  • Wire Side Chats with the important names in education;
  • employment listings.



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  Sunday, July 23, 2017 – Permalink –

Hue has the Color

Interactive Color Wheel


Richard Franzen has an interactive color wheel that you may want to play with.
You can experiment with saturation, intensity, hue, and luminosity.

SIH Wheel


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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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  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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