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PowerPoint and Presenting Blog: December 2003

Thoughts and impressions of whatever is happening in the world of PowerPoint

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Bezier Curves in PowerPoint

Thursday, December 18, 2003
posted by Geetesh on 7:41 AM IST

Echo Swinford has a nice tutorial on using Bezier curves in PowerPoint.


Tuesday, December 16, 2003
posted by Geetesh on 1:53 PM IST

An article in New York Times blames PowerPoint for the Columbia space shuttle crash. Clive Thompson published PowerPoint is Dumb.

Not to be left behind, there's already a rejoinder to that article at the ADTMag site by Mike Gunderloy that says PowerPoint Doesn't Make You Dumb.


posted by Geetesh on 1:45 PM IST

Creating countdown timer slides in PowerPoint is easy - I'm using PowerPoint 2003 for this tutorial, but the techniques should work in versions as old as PowerPoint 97. Learn here.


Monday, December 15, 2003
posted by Geetesh on 1:47 PM IST

Omnivox agreed to provide a 10% discount to Indezine and Ppted readers look here.


Wednesday, December 10, 2003
posted by Geetesh on 8:13 AM IST

Wired magazine interviews Dayid Byrne of Talking Heads Turning Heads With PowerPoint


Tuesday, December 09, 2003
posted by Geetesh on 8:17 PM IST

Speechmakers have released version 1.2 of PowerTalk, a free add-in for Powerpoint that narrates text content and 'Alt' text using Microsoft's Speech API. You'll find more info in a full review on PowerTalk on


posted by Geetesh on 10:38 AM IST

Dr. Joseph Sommerville discusses The Seven Deadly Sins of PowerPoint Presentations on Read here.


posted by Geetesh on 9:37 AM IST

Just released a review on PointCapture, a search tool for PowerPoint presentations - read here.

Based on my review, Peter McClard of CaptureWorks slashed the price of the product from $149 to $89. Thanks, Peter!


Saturday, December 06, 2003
posted by Geetesh on 2:11 PM IST

All PowerPoint And Flash pages at Indezine have been redone and revamped with so much more info - you now have 4 pages full of info on using Powerpoint and Flash together - find them here.


posted by Geetesh on 11:19 AM IST

You might want to look at Powerbullet, a free presentation program that outputs to the Flash SWF format. You can also use it to create quick menus and animations in Flash that can be used with PowerPoint.


posted by Geetesh on 9:35 AM IST

Tom Bunzel writes about Using a Visio Timeline Diagram in PowerPoint at


Wednesday, December 03, 2003
posted by Geetesh on 10:43 AM IST

Amy Gahran makes her point on why you should stop putting your PowerPoint presentations online although she does not touch the subject of ORM (Online Rich Media). Read this at the MarketingProfs site.


posted by Geetesh on 10:30 AM IST

Released the 33rd issue of the PowerPoint Ezine yesterday. Main topics include:

  • Online Rich Media & PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Producer for PowerPoint
  • Quick News
  • File Formats for PowerPoint
  • From Word to PowerPoint
  • Events & Seminars
PowerPoint Ezine Issue 33.


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