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As the PowerPoint Product Manager, I'm proud of Microsoft Office. It helps one billion people get work done around the world. With that breadth of usage comes great responsibility. So if we detect a security vulnerability, we must move quickly, but with an eye on stability - a balancing act that often presents us with some hard choices.
On April 12, we released a security fix via Windows Update that fixed a vulnerability in PowerPoint 2002 and PowerPoint 2003.
But in our effort to get those security issues resolved, we inadvertently introduced a data loss issue around background images on slide masters for our PowerPoint 2002 and PowerPoint 2003 customers. Some of you experienced hangs when opening PowerPoint files. And in some cases, this led to the corruption of the original file.
I and the rest of the PowerPoint team deeply regret these issues if you've experienced them. Know that we value you as a customer and don't take this lightly.
Have you ever been on the phone with someone and suddenly wished you could just show them what you mean? You can! With PowerPoint Broadcast Slide Show and a few clicks, you can send your slides to your customer or partner and walk them through your message.
In this excerpt from the Office Show, Doug Thomas shows you how the new PowerPoint 2010 feature Broadcast Slide Show allows you to send your live presentation across the web to many different devices.
Doug Thomas has a new Office Casual post out, this time about video backgrounds and how they help tell new stories in PowerPoint presentations.
Great stuff. Do yourself a favor and head on over and check it out.
-- Erik Jensen
Use lots of color in your PowerPoint presentation to thrill and engage your audience. Right? Not necessarily.
Too much color can actually be distracting. Keep in mind, you want your audience to listen to what you're saying. You don't want them to be distracted by what's on your slides - too much text and, yes, even too much color can detract from your message.
Check out this video, part of SlideFest, for more savvy dos and don'ts about using color, including how to use built-in themes to keep your presentation looking professional.
If you're using PowerPoint 2003, installed the PowerPoint 2003 April 2011 Public Update, and experienced the background images issue identified in the Support article relating to our PowerPoint 2003 April 2011 Public Update, the Microsoft Office Sustained Engineering Team now has a fix for you.
For more information about the fix, go to http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_sustained_engineering/archive/2011/04/23/issues-after-installing-powerpoint-2003-update-kb2464588.aspx.
We wanted to let you know about this issue, but we're just the messenger. So if you have any questions, please leave them in the Comments section on the site above rather than here, so that you can get the quickest answer from the Sustained Engineering folks.
And we apologize if this issue affected you.
This is the seventh in a series of quick video tips for business managers using PowerPoint by guest blogger Bruce Gabrielle, author of Speaking PowerPoint.
Here's a quick way to choose colors so your PowerPoint slides will look more professional, even if you're not a graphic designer.
-- Bruce Gabrielle
If you haven't yet, head over to the new SlideFest site, submit your best presentation for a chance to win a trip to TEDActive in Palm Springs or a copy of Office 2010 for PC/Mac and a Kinect, and learn a ton by seeing what to do and what not to do when creating a PowerPoint presentation (including these great tips and tricks).
On the "don't" side, here's one that even PowerPoint experts can learn from--don't inadvertently distract from your message by using too many animations and transitions.
In modern business-speak, an "elevator pitch" is one in which you make your point in the time it takes to ride an elevator to your destination. Now you can expand your PowerPoint capabilities in that same elevator trip with the new PowerPoint Elevator Pitch video series.
In the series debut, find out how to easily give your audience another dynamic information source by adding a video to your presentation.
This is the sixth in a series of quick video tips for business managers using PowerPoint by guest blogger Bruce Gabrielle, author of Speaking PowerPoint.
Great magicians can make things appear before your very eyes. Now it's your turn to be magical, by creating dozens of titled slides in PowerPoint in mere seconds. Here's how!
Today's the day to start submitting your favorite presentations for a chance to win a trip to Palm Springs to attend TEDActive. The contest is a part of SlideFest, an effort to show you how to create a great presentation, and how to create a lousy presentation, with tips to avoid the latter. Like this tip, for instance, about the common practice of over-using bullet points: