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New PowerPoint Zoom Feature for Office 365 Users

Thursday, July 28, 2016
posted by Geetesh on 9:30 AM IST

If you are part of the Office Insiders program, you will notice a new feature in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows. This new feature, named PowerPoint Zoom lets you easily create interactive, non-linear presentations with smooth hyperlinking between slides and sections. Plus, you can create slide thumbnails with hyperlinks on the fly!

PowerPoint Zoom

Microsoft put up a video showcasing the PowerPoint Zoom feature, shown below.

You access the Zoom feature in the Insert tab of the Ribbon in the Links group (see figure below).

PowerPoint Zoom

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posted by Geetesh on 9:15 AM IST



Presentation properties are the details about a presentation such as a title, author name, subject, and keywords that identify the document's topic or contents etc. It's important to specify relevant values for the presentation's Property attributes because they help to identify the presentation. Populating the fields for various Properties also helps you search for particular slides more efficiently later.



Learn how to view and edit current presentation properties in PowerPoint 2013.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
posted by Geetesh on 9:30 AM IST

As a presentation designer, do you need to buy stock photos to use in your client presentations? But did you know that you may be breaking the rules, without being aware—even if you are paying to license the photos?

Thanks to Nancy Duarte for highlighting this area in a recent conversation. Here is what she said:

There's a little-known clause in terms of stock photo houses that states that agencies cannot buy images on behalf of others (we can't transfer rights of images to others). So, we have to open individual accounts in each client's name and the stock houses don't let you know this. We spent tons-o-time on the phone with them trying to explain that this is standard practice for agencies to buy images and bill them back but they confirmed that those are not in the terms (and other large agencies confirmed that they avoid many stock photo houses like the plague due to the liability). Look closely at the terms of your favorite stock photo houses because you contractually cannot act as an agency on behalf of clients.

Do You Buy Stock Photos for Clients? - Nancy Duarte

See Also: Illuminate: Conversation with Nancy Duarte

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posted by Geetesh on 9:15 AM IST



Just like many other users of PowerPoint, you might have also faced this situation: you have been working on a presentation for hours and suddenly PowerPoint or even the computer crashes? This may happen due to a power outage, instability of the system, or even PowerPoint itself may crash. You realize that you had not saved the presentation for a long time and you may have lost most of your work! Although you can keep your programs updated, system secure, and even save your file often, there is no guarantee that you will never see a crash again and lose all or some of your work.



Learn how to enable AutoRecover and AutoSave options in PowerPoint 2013.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
posted by Geetesh on 10:30 AM IST



Another wrong picture choice? Not again. Jullietta Stoencheva of Pickit discusses how you can choose the right picture for your slides.

PowerPoint 2016 and 2013 for Windows users can learn about the new Screen Recording feature. We also explore other features for PowerPoint 2013 such as Inspect Document, Check Accessibility, and Check Compatibility. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.



Read Indezine's PowerPoint and Presenting News.

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Imagine this situation: You started working on a presentation, saved it couple of times, then got so much involved in your work that you spent an inordinate amount of time working on it without saving it. Then, your computer unexpectedly crashes or just shuts off due to some unexpected crisis. Or maybe just PowerPoint crashes for some reason. Does it mean you are now left with your presentation in the status when you last saved it and lost all your work? Not really because you can restart PowerPoint, and one of two occurrences may happen.



Learn how to recover unsaved presentations in PowerPoint 2013.

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Monday, July 25, 2016
posted by Geetesh on 9:15 AM IST



Have you ever created a new presentation in PowerPoint and then closed it without saving it for even once? This scenario seems to be little strange and impossible since even if you accidentally close your presentation, PowerPoint prompts you whether you want to save your presentation. Yet, you can be in a similar scenario if you lose all your file changes to a system or PowerPoint crash. Fortunately, there are chances that your unsaved presentation is safe in some state! Most of the time, PowerPoint will salvage your file and offer to open it for you the next time you launch the program. Alternatively, even if you don't see any files being offered for recovery, you can set the process in action manually.



Learn how to recover a new presentation manually in PowerPoint 2013, which was never saved.

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