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Today's post comes courtesy of Joannie Stangeland, curator of the Word blog.
When I'm in the audience watching someone give a presentation, here are five things that I want, things that will leave a favorable impression on me, things that won't annoy me. It crossed my mind that they might not be so subjective after all, so I thought I'd share them with you.
Time flies. It's already been about a year since we released Office 2010, and we want to make sure you are getting the most out of it.
Since this is the PowerPoint blog, naturally we're here to talk about PowerPoint. Specifically, about how to get your presentation out to people in a way that's easy and cost-effective for you, using Broadcast Slide Show.
This is post #1 in the Ten Days of Office series to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the release of Office 2010 and provide you with tips and tricks to get the most from your Office experience. Tune in each week day for new tips and tricks!
Every boss loves numbers and charts in PowerPoint presentations, right? If you want to make your boss smile (and who doesn't?), in this elevator ride you'll learn a few different ways to add charts to your presentation. This can be quick charts you build from scratch, or big charts you've already built in Excel.
Ever experienced the sheer frustration that comes with getting objects to line up correctly on a slide? If so, we've got a cure.
Drawing guides are horizontal and vertical lines that help you visually align and position pictures, shapes, and other objects on your PowerPoint 2010 slides to the smallest level. Use drawing guides in Normal view when you build your presentation. They're not visible during a slide show and do not print.
Watch this short video for a quick demo of how to turn guides on, how to duplicate them, and to see how drawing guides help to align objects on a slide.
Here's a great video that shows one of the coolest new features in PowerPoint 2010 -- the ability to compare two presentations and merge them together:
Sometimes you want the sweeping, dramatic, and sexy look of curved lines in your PowerPoint slides. But how? Here's an easy way, using Edit Points and Gridlines.
This is the eighth in a series of quick video tips for business managers using PowerPoint by guest blogger Bruce Gabrielle, author of Speaking PowerPoint.
-- Bruce Gabrielle
Want to do more with video in your PowerPoint 2010 presentations? Want rich, media-based presentations that can be accessed from virtually anywhere and viewed in a web browser? Want to capture and synchronize audio, video, PowerPoint slides, and images, and then preview and publish your presentations?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you're in luck. Use Microsoft Producer, and take your video to the next level.
Screenwriter and script consultant Dave Trottier has a free PowerPoint template available on his website that writers can use to outline scenes or chapters in screenplays or books. It's called StorySorter, and it's the last item on the page.
If you're looking for some truly world-class art for your presentation, take a look at the PowerPoint Facebook page. We've lined up some of the best up-and-coming artists, illustrators, painters, photographers and asked them to design PowerPoint slides that you can use.
Today is the final day that you can submit your presentation to SlideFest for a chance to win a trip to the 2012 TEDActive
conference in Palm Springs. Entries must be received by today (May 5, 2011) before 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. So get your presentation in and share your greatness with others.
While we're at it, here's another example of how not to create a presentation -- don't repeat yourself.
-- Erik Jensen