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Yesterday Microsoft announced that the Office team has reached the technical preview engineering milestone for Microsoft Office 2010. We now kick-off the Technical Preview program mentioned in our June 25th posting. The big effect that this will have on the PowerPoint Team Blog is that the team can start talking publically about what we’ve been working on over the past two-plus years. As you can imagine, it is a very exciting time!
Over the next few months, the blog will showcase some of the marquee improvements we’ve made to PowerPoint 2010. The team is planning to do twice-weekly blog posts. Many of the first posts will be high-level introductions to new features like first-class video support, new distribution formats for presentations, collaborative authoring, the web-based version of PowerPoint and even broadcasting PowerPoint presentations to remote participants. Then we’ll make deep-dives into the user interfaces, programmability support and even the technical underpinnings of many of those features. Our hope is to share with you as much information about PowerPoint 2010 as possible.
To kick off these new PowerPoint 2010-focused posts, I’d like to give you a sneak peek at some of our new slide transitions. Transitions, the most basic animation type, have long been a staple of presentations. In PowerPoint 2010, based on feedback from presenters and audience members, we have made a substantial investment to our slide transition capabilities. In addition to providing a whole new set of slide transitions – with more coming after the Technical Preview – we have made existing slide transitions render faster and look more realistic. Here’s a quick look at some of the slide transitions you’ll see in PowerPoint 2010:
Over the next couple of weeks we’ll dive into the details of the newly improved Transitions tab user interface, a new class of transitions called content transitions, and even details about how the new transitions work in older versions of PowerPoint, and in the new ( yes, I said new! ) PowerPoint Viewer.
The PowerPoint team hopes that you will find these posts helpful in learning what is in store for PowerPoint 2010, and we hope that you’re as excited about this version as we are. We encourage everyone to check back often, or subscribe, to find out the latest about PowerPoint. Please give us your feedback by commenting right here in the blog!
Group Program Manager, Microsoft Office PowerPoint
July 14, 2009
I guess what I'm saying is this: What would really be great (and mildly selfless) - Microsoft releasing an an optional upgrade for PP 2007, replacing the old 2003-based viewer with the this new one - so all the bells and whistles on 2007 will work and you wouldn't have to 'downgrade' your presentation when tossing it on a CD or thumb drive.
@Chuck Nyren - Not sure I completely understand, but I'll give my best stab. We had to make a bit of a tradeoff with the new 2010 Viewer. Basically, in order to have all the bells and whistles for 2007 and 2010 files, we had to make the Viewer an installed app rather than a standalone EXE that you could run anywhere. Our 2007 Viewer will still be available, but it will unfortunately have a downgraded experience with 2007 files. As an alternative to viewing files off a CD or thumb drive, you can also view files that you've uploaded to Live Skydrive using our web viewer. This will be publicly available this summer, but you can also get a preview for this here: skydrive.live.com/.../.documents. Let me know if this helps or if you have more questions.
Does Powerpoint 2010 have the so called "Ken Burn's effect"
I am a brand new Power Point user...and have Power Point 2010. I am trying to send a presentation via email...and am getting this message" general failure with the email system". I have email set up thru Yahoo...SBC Global. Not outlook? Do I need to have Outlook? (sorry to be such a dummy)
hi.. just want to know if this power point presantation can play web video and how to view it from other computer. I tried it but it didn't play the video and I have internet connection. I've installed the ppt plug in for youtube. It can view from email.but if i open it directly from flasdrive, it won't play. Is there any guide or option on how it will be work?
bagus tapi saya telah buat cantik dan saya tak menang
I LOVE Powerpoint 2010's "convert to wmv" feature but have a serious problem. My presentation using the timing feature and audio. I have my ppt set for the audio clip to start on a particular slide and stop 7 slides later. This "stop audio" feature works perfectly in Powerpoint but when I convert it to a wmv, the sound won't stop until the entire song is played! The "stop after n slides" feature seems to be ignored! I need to fix this this weekend for my daughter's college application. Is there a workaround to this other then editing the audio down to an exact number of seconds? (very very tricky) THANKS!
I am waiting to purchase Powerpoint 2010 so I can start my pub quiz business, but is put on hold as I cannot get everything to work. I want to run a quiz game in presenter view, but after designing my presentation I discovered a bug in 2007 where nothing shows in the sub screen of the presentation if there are many 'start with previous' animations. I therefore cannot change everything to 'start after previous' as then the game does not run as I want it to. I have tried the trial version of 2010, and I was pleased to see the issue had been fixed in presenter view. However if you give me an email address so you can look at my demo you will see that the clarity of the wipe in 2010 is blurry compared to the sharp edge in 2007. Please therefore can you ask the design team to add the option of having the same view as 2007 in 2010.
I would like to see a clock become available in the next powerpoint version, that is not seen when projected onto a screen for viewing by the audience, but can be seen on the computer screen by the presenter. It might be programmable to show whether the presenter is running on time, over time or has more time to spend (eg the presenter might proramme in that by 30 minutes they should be up to slide 15 etc). I find it very difficult to look at my watch as I am presenting and remembering how many slides there are left.
Is there a size limitation on ppt decks when creating a video?