PowerPoint and Presenting Blog
Thoughts and impressions of whatever is happening in the world of PowerPoint.
We start by looking at Dynamic TIME, a PowerPoint add-in that lets you do all sorts of fancy stuff with live clocks and countdown timers on your slides. We then bring you a synopsis of Patti Sanchez's amazing keynote session at the Presentation Summit. Jerry Weissman looks at Andreessen Horowitz's slides and finds a way to avoid the worst Death by PowerPoint!
PowerPoint for iPad users can learn about running PowerPoint for the first time, and about saving files to iCloud Drive and other cloud locations. PowerPoint 2013 for Windows (and 2011 for Mac) users can learn about annotations, and PowerPoint 2007 users can explore the Edit Points option. Finally, don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week!
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Our next option within the Insert Online Video series is inserting video from OneDrive (previously known as SkyDrive). OneDrive is an online service which allows you to store files online – it also allows you to work on Microsoft Office web applications such as PowerPoint Online, where you can create and edit presentations. Remember that you will have to first sign in with your Microsoft account. Learn more in our Sign In to a OneDrive Account tutorial.
Learn how to insert video using OneDrive in PowerPoint 2013.
Categories: onedrive, powerpoint_2013, tutorials, video
The Online Video option in PowerPoint 2013 has been greatly enhanced. This feature is very helpful as you are not limited to just the video available on your system. You can choose from a variety of other video sources. And all this happens within PowerPoint -- there's no need to open your web browser.
Learn how to insert online videos in PowerPoint 2013.
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When you insert a shape within PowerPoint, you are not limited to what their default appearance looks like. You may want to change a rectangle to a rhombus, or even edit a curved or freeform line differently. The good news is that you can do this using the Edit Points option -- this almost makes PowerPoint a drawing program that provides you the option to play with vertexes (points), handles, etc. -- very similar to what you would do in Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW.
Learn how to edit the structure of a shape in PowerPoint 2007 using the Edit Points option.
Categories: powerpoint_2007, shapes, tutorials
When you select an audio clip in PowerPoint 2013, you will see two extra contextual tabs on the Ribbon. One of these tabs is the Audio Tool Playback tab that provides options to configure properties that define how your inserted audio will play. Whether it will play automatically, or will it play audio across slides? Let's assume that you want your audio to play as a background score across multiple slides -- typically you would have to make four separate choices -- but PowerPoint 2013's new Audio Styles feature lets you automatically apply these four settings at once!
Explore Audio Styles in PowerPoint 2013.
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Let's imagine that you want to show a clock on your slides -- or, do you want to show a countdown or even counters of seconds, minutes, hours, or even days? Or if your countdown gets to zero, you may want something to happen after that, such as moving to another slide? Of course, this is possible to achieve in PowerPoint. All you need is a thorough knowledge of programming, and even better -- a programmer sitting next to you all the time so that you don't have to worry about setting it all up! We found a better solution, and it does not need a full time programmer -- it only needs a one-time investment of a few dollars. And it's an add-in called Dynamic TIME that plugs right within PowerPoint.
Explore how you can add a live clock, countdown or even counters on your slides using Dynamic TIME, an add-in for PowerPoint.
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While you can access your PowerPoint files saved on a cloud location such as iCloud Drive – or even from a saved Place such as OneDrive or Dropbox, there’s a little known option that also lets you access your PowerPoint files from other cloud services such as Box, Google Drive, etc. within PowerPoint for iPad.
Learn how to work with various cloud locations in PowerPoint for iPad.
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