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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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  Thursday, January 19, 2017 – Permalink –

Background Sound

All the way through

In some circumstances you may want music to play throughout the presentation.

Indezine.com


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  Thursday, January 12, 2017 – Permalink –

PPT Photo Album

Tutorial


How to use PowerPoint to create a photo album.
In this article:

Step 1 – start a photo album
Step 2 – insert pictures
Step 3 – create the album layout
Step 4 – create titles and subtitles
Step 5 – format pictures
Step 6 – edit the photo album

Create a photo album in PowerPoint in 6 steps


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  Friday, January 06, 2017 – Permalink –

Time to Dump PowerPoint

Presentation questions

"One of the findings mentioned in the article: it is more difficult to process information if it is coming at you both verbally and in written form at the same time."
PresentationZen.com


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  Wednesday, December 28, 2016 – Permalink –

Who's to Blame

The hammer or the carpenter?

Farhad Manjoo places the blame where it belongs, the show's producer, not the software.

No More Bullet Points


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  Thursday, December 15, 2016 – Permalink –

Pause a Sound

And then I said

How to insert a sound file, and set it to play automatically, but also pause the narration at will during the slide show.

Andrew May


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  Wednesday, December 07, 2016 – Permalink –

No Seeum Buttons

Invisible clicks

How to place spots on your slide that initiate actions when clicked, but are otherwise invisible.

Create invisible buttons


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  Thursday, December 01, 2016 – Permalink –

PPT Suggestions

Many how tos


  • Sound Solution: Playing Music on HTML Presentations
  • Creating Depth within a Slide Presentation
  • Creating & Running an Opening Loop
  • Using PowerPoint in Dual Monitor/Projector
  • Boom - Blowing things up
  • Black and White Printing Solution
  • PowerPoint Animations: Starting Things Going
  • Making and Preserving a Second Master
  • Find fabulous fonts to dress up your deck
  • Ten PowerPoint FAQ Entries You Don't Know You Need to Read

PPTfaq.com


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  Wednesday, November 23, 2016 – Permalink –

PPT Blog

Neat site


Tony Ramos has a neat presentation, PowerPoint blog.
He recently featured this PPT clip:

It's Hard to Believe This is PowerPoint

TonyRamos.com


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  Tuesday, November 15, 2016 – Permalink –

Launch Apps on Slide Click

Simple VBA

". . . did you know that when you set a shape's action setting to launch a program, you can pass command line switches to that program?"

Launching Other Applications with Command Line Switches


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  Monday, November 07, 2016 – Permalink –

Crop in PowerPoint

Do it in house

"Sometimes, you want to crop around an image with a complex shape. Most people do this in Adobe Photoshop or another image-editing program, but you can do it in PowerPoint if you don't have or know another program"
Read more:
EllenFinkelstein.com


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  Sunday, October 30, 2016 – Permalink –

Layout Control

Unique designs

How a slide is laid out can be captured as a custom template.
You are not restricted to the schemes that come out of the box.

Custom Layout


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  Saturday, October 22, 2016 – Permalink –

One Slide Timer

Easy tip


You can use this before a show, or when you take a break.

PowerPoint: A Codeless One-Slide Timer


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  Monday, October 17, 2016 – Permalink –

Custom QAT

Access additions


Applications put most of the most-used commands on the Home tab's Ribbon, not everything is there. You may want to add Close, Close All, or Print commands, for example.

In the upper Left corner is the Quick Access Tool bar.

To update the QAT:
Click the down-pointing arrow to the right of the QAT.
Choose any common commands (New, Close, Print, etc.) by checking the option.


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  Saturday, October 08, 2016 – Permalink –

Home for PPT Ideas

A covey of notions

"PowerPoint Heaven is a PowerPoint entertainment portal for PowerPoint animations, games, artworks, showcases, animation templates and tutorials. The focus of this site is to maximize the use of Microsoft PowerPoint and go beyond its capability. Our goal is to show users that PowerPoint is not simply a presentation tool, but is also capable on leveraging into other areas such as creating games, artworks and animations."

PPTHeaven


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  Thursday, October 06, 2016 – Permalink –

Command Reference

2003-2007-2010-2016

Those of you that are just now making the switch to the Ribbon world, will find this valuable.

ComputerWorld.com


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  Tuesday, October 04, 2016 – Permalink –

Tips for Office

Suggestions

TechRepublic lists a number of areas that you might explore when training is needed for a new Office version.

Here are a few:
  • LINKS TO TIP SHEETS AND ARTICLES
    "Instead of telling your users to go out to Microsoft.com and do a search, put hyperlinks to the printer-friendly version of tip sheets and articles on your company's main portal page. Providing links to information you know they need will help you cover the training bases. And presenting the links on an internal web site they already use will show your users that it's okay to go outside of their four firewalls to learn something new. Include your favorite hyperlink in your signature line so it goes out in every e-mail you send."
  • ONLINE TRAINING
  • E-LEARNING
  • WEBCASTS
  • VIRTUAL TRAINING
  • MULTILINGUAL SCREENTIPS AND TRANSLATIONS
  • COMMAND REFERENCE GUIDES
  • OFFICE ONLINE AT WORK
10 ways to train your users on Office for free


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  Sunday, October 02, 2016 – Permalink –

Classroom PP

A few tips


Here is a tutorial on ways to use PowerPoint in the classroom.
They also talk about how to use the 2007-2010 ribbon.

Actden.com


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